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Solar Energy International’s (SEI) Solar Installer Training for Veterans Showing Positive Results

July 31st, 2015|0 Comments

Since the launch of the Solar Ready Vets program this past Spring, Solar Energy International (SEI) has led the technical trainings across the country at multiple military bases as part of a pilot solar installer training program for transitioning military personnel.  The Energy Department’s SunShot Initiative launched the Solar Ready […]

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Going Solar in the Modern Age

July 11th, 2015|0 Comments

Today there is a cheaper and easier answer that hybridizes consciousness and convenience.  Taking a few minutes to understand grid-tied, net-metered, roof-mounted solar systems is worth the while.

Grid-tied: this means the energy a solar array produces is directly linked to the electrical  utility grid.  No pricey batteries necessary!  No maintenance […]

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Solarize North Fork Valley Begins First Solar Array Install!

July 11th, 2015|0 Comments

The day has arrived!

Hotchkiss, Colorado based solar installation company, Empowered Energy Systems, has begun construction on its first solar array install contracted through Solar Energy International’s program to boost the solar economy in Delta County: Solarize North Fork Valley.  This is great news as we round into the final month […]

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Solar Energy International Opens First Public Electric Vehicle Charging Station in Delta County, Colorado

June 17th, 2015|0 Comments

Paonia, Colorado- On June 1, 2015, Solar Energy International (SEI) commissioned the first public electric vehicle (EV) charging station in Delta County, Colorado.

“SEI is proud to make our electric vehicle charging station free and open to the public,” stated Kathy Swartz, SEI’s Executive Director.  “The energy powering SEI’s charging station […]

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Solar Home Tours

June 16th, 2015|0 Comments

Organized by Solarize North Fork Valley, supported by Solar Energy International, and hosted by North Fork Valley Solar Ambassadors! Have you ever wondered what your neighbors keep cooped up in their houses? Well here’s the chance to be a Nosy-Nancy!

Solarize North Fork Valley is organizing Solar Home Tours at four […]

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Going Solar in the Modern Age

June 5th, 2015|0 Comments

Increased individual energy autonomy can be an attractive side of “going solar”.  But, what can “going solar” really mean this day and age?  Gaining energy in one form or another from the sun has been around for centuries.

As a species, we have come a long way since those prehistoric days […]

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SEI Volunteer Work Trader Highlight: Serendipity and Paonia, Colorado’s First EV Charging Station

May 28th, 2015|0 Comments

by Gerald Espinosa – SEI Volunteer Work Trader

I was on the way to move back to Denver, on a roadtrip from California with my dad. I had passed through Paonia last summer while camping in Crested Butte. That’s when I found out about SEI. I had just started exploring a […]

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SEI’s First Spanish Hands-on Solar Training Lab in Paonia, Colorado a HUGE Success

May 28th, 2015|0 Comments

Helping Accelerate the future of Photovoltaics in Latin America!

This month marks a historic time for Solar Energy International and our Spanish Program. On May 18 we began a solar electric (PV) workshop taught entirely in Spanish, at our Solar Training Facility in Paonia, Colorado. This is the first PV workshop […]

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Solar Energy International (SEI) Offers Advanced Solar Training Hands-on Lab for Solar Professionals – June 22

May 15th, 2015|0 Comments

June 22nd in Paonia, Colorado
PV351L: Solar Training – PV Systems – Tools and Techniques for Operation and Maintenance Lab Week (Grid-Direct)
This intensive, advanced training is designed for solar professionals already working in the PV industry who want to take their skills to the next level. Students in this class […]

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May 19: Energy Efficiency and Smart Hub

May 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

At this collaborative event between Delta Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) and Solar Energy International (SEI) we will answer questions about all of the programs DMEA offers it’s members. This will include information about their free energy audit program for homes and businesses, how to sign up and use the Smart […]