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SEI Expande su Curriculum en Español en Linea: Lanzamiento de FV203 Preparatorio;Fundamentos de Sistema FV Basado en Baterías

Posted on January 27, 2014
Durante dos décadas Solar Energy International ha ofrecido capacitación técnica y experiencia en energia renovable del mejor nivel en la industria. Desde 2008 SEI ha ofrecido su curriculum de FV en español y de alta calidad a personas y empresas que trabajan a través de las Américas. El año pasado SEI dió un paso muy importante en su programa para Latino America. Durante 2013 SEI llevó a cabo un programa financiado por el Departamento de Estado Norteamericano denominado Academia de Profesionales de las Américas (APSA). APSA capacitó a 50 personas representantes de países, ...
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SEI Expands Spanish Online Curriculum: Launches FV203 Prep Battery-based PV System Fundamentals

Posted on January 27, 2014
For over two decades Solar Energy International has provided industry-leading technical training and expertise in renewable energy to people from all around the world. Since 2008 SEI has offered its same high quality PV curriculum in Spanish to people and businesses working throughout the Americas. This past year marked a pivotal step forward for SEI's Latin American Program. 2013 saw SEI complete a program funded by the US State Department called Academia de Profesionales Solares de las Américas (APSA). APSA set out to train 50 people, representing countries, communities, and ...
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A Gift Earned

Posted on November 18, 2013


The 2013 APSA training period has ended, and a new family has been formed. Saturday the final bus left the Earth University to send off the last of the APSA Alumni back to their home countries where they will begin or in some cases continue to carry the torch towards a renewable energy future for the Americas. On behalf of all the instructors who participated in APSA ’13 and everyone at SEI I would like to say that this past year has been a spectacular journey, one which could not have culminated any better than it has these past two weeks.

There are now 50 people ...
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Academia de Profesionales Solares de las Américas Culmination Workshops

Posted on October 25, 2013
 

 

Almost one year has passed since SEI began work on the Academia de Profesionales Solares de las Américas (APSA) program.

Under this program we have selected 50 people, representing countries, communities, and organizations throughout Central America and Mexico to be a part of an elite group of trainees learning how to design, install and maintain solar PV systems and to successfully launch and administer businesses in this critically important industry.Since we began the training component back in July, the 50 participants have completed two online ...
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Solar Energy International Expands PV program to the Americas

Posted on June 8, 2013
 

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For many years, Solar Energy International (SEI) has been utilizing our Spanish PV curriculum throughout the Americas. Both the SEI PV Design & Installation Manual and Grid-tied PV curriculum are available in Spanish. Over the years, SEI has used these resources in hands-on workshops throughout the Americas as well as via the on-demand online course, FV101: Diseño E Instalación de Sistemas Eléctricos Solares.  With renewable energy education for end-users, technicians, and decision makers being the cornerstone of SEI's ...
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A change in seasons sparks energy efficiency retrofits

Posted on October 27, 2010
By Matthew Harris, Sustainable Building Program Coordinator

Well I have to say this fall has been eventful. I'm teaching Solar Energy International's online course on Green Building Design & Construction, where we look at applying building science and green design strategies to the built environment.

That’s my professional life. I spend my days working with course participants so they understand how these principles can be strategically and effectively implemented into their living situations.

Flip to my personal life, and things appear to be a ...
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Online learning in renewable energy education at your fingertips

Posted on September 24, 2010
By Matthew Harris, Sustainable Building Program Coordinator

It has been said, "The World Wide Web (W3) was developed to be a pool of human knowledge, and human culture, which would allow collaborators in remote sites to share their ideas and all aspects of a common project." As I sit here today and type this blog via the web, and as you are reading this on the Internet, we are in fact fulfilling the web's mission. I'm not sure if the founders of the web could possibly imagine the breadth and speed at which their technology has affected the world. In our day and age of ...
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