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Solar Energy International Boosts Contract Solar Training Services

Posted by: april
October 31, 2011

Jeff SolarSpies

By Jeff Spies, Solar Energy International B2B Consultant

Solar Energy International, the oldest and largest solar training nonprofit organization in North America, is expanding its contract training services for solar distributors, manufacturers, and installation companies.

After 20 years of offering the highest quality solar training to contractors and green job seekers, Solar Energy International is boosting its offerings with new and customized training programs, hands-on workshops and instructor-led online training for designers, installers, and solar business professionals. SEI's contract training programs are designed to meet the needs of manufacturers and wholesale distributors in the rapidly growing renewable energy and PV markets. 

SEI's contract solar training services include:

  • Classroom workshops
  • Online training programs
  • Hybrid online/classroom programs
  • SEI corporate membership program
  • Hands-on lab installation training
  • Curriculum licensing

Training topics include:

  • PV101: PV Fundamentals, 5-day class with lab kit install or 6-day class with 2-day install
  • PV202: Advanced Grid-Tie Systems, 5-day class
  • PV203: Battery Systems, 5-day class
  • PV206: Technical PV Sales and Solar Business, 5-day class
  • PV108: Solar Business and Technical Overview, 2-day class (optional lab kit
 Solar Training
  • PV108: Solar Business & Tech Overview - This customizable two-day classroom workshop offers solar distributors and manufacturers a comprehensive solar business and technical primer to train their dealers and partners. The target audience is electrical, HVAC, roofing, and general contractors. In addition to SEI's quality classroom curriculum, all students will have access to PV101 PREP, a 10-hour online course that addresses fundamental concepts including renewable energy basics, utility bill analysis, energy efficiency, and electrical terminology.  
  • Online Training Programs - Solar online learning at its best! SEI offers the quality curriculum of their classroom workshops in self-paced, 6-week programs.   Learn from live instructors who are solar PV pro through webinars, online forums, interaction, and discussion. 
  • Learning Management System (LMS) -SEI's 10+ years of online solar training experience allows us to create a customized online learning environment for your employees and dealers.  Our custom LMS programs allow clients to add custom training modules, quizzes, surveys, and track dealer training progress, test scores, pass rates, forum activity as well as act as adjunct instructors in the online courses. 
  • Hands-on Installation Training - SEI's experienced instructors lead hands-on installation training at client's lab facilities or at SEI's state-of-the-art PV Lab Facility in Colorado.  


To learn more about Solar Energy International's contract training services, contact Kathy Swartz at (970) 527-7657 x207 or e-mail her by clicking here.

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