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Solar Energy International: Hands-on, Industry-Supported Solar Training at its Best

Posted by: april on May 1, 2012
By Kathy Swartz, Renewable Energy Training Director

On April 30, Solar Energy International officially kicked off the 2012 summer PV training season with a full class for PV201L: Solar Electric Lab Week (Grid-Direct) at our state-of-the-art training facility in Paonia, Colorado. And once again, the caliber of participants is exceptional ... The diversity and the support from industry has been fantastic!

The participants represented three countries and 14 different states. Each of the participants had to complete at least one PV101 online or in-person ...
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Solar Energy International Expands On-Demand Online Continuing Education Series

Posted by: april on April 30, 2012
CARBONDALE, Colorado — In the past year, Solar Energy International has served more than 200 students and solar professionals through the SEI Online Continuing Education Series by offering short, topic-based online sessions. This series offers solar training from the industry's leading presenters covering highly technical to general informational topics. Originally designed to align with the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP)-approved topic list for re-certification, individuals from other trades and industries such as electricians and roofers can also take ...
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Videos Highlight Solar Energy International's Solar in the Schools Outreach Program

Posted by: april on April 25, 2012
By Jesse K. Hoff, Solar Energy International Work-Trader

As a new work-trader at Solar Energy International assisting with the Solar in the Schools program, I've seen more fourth graders get excited about science in a short month than I have in my entire life. There's a specific joy that comes from watching people learn about solar energy. So, it is with great pleasure I present these videos to the SEI community in hopes of sharing some of the excitement I've seen during my brief time here so far. The feeling of excitement can surprise and inspire and I've always admired ...
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Part Three: How Solar Energy International's Carol Weis is Making a Difference Globally

Posted by: april on April 21, 2012
By Holly Loff, Solar Energy International Development Associate



April 16-22 is not just Earth Week, it is also Solar Energy International's spring fundraising campaign week. Please make a donation today to support the valuable outreach programs of SEI, such as the Native American program, Solar In the Schools, Walt Ratterman and Heather Andrews scholarship funds, and our International Program.

In an effort to highlight the work of one of those programs, specifically the International Program, I sat down with Carol Weis, SEI's PV ...
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Part Two: How Solar Energy International's Carol Weis is Making a Difference Globally

Posted by: april on April 18, 2012
By Holly Loff, Solar Energy International Development Associate



April 16-22 is not just Earth Week, it is also Solar Energy International's spring fundraising campaign week. Please make a donation today to support the valuable outreach programs of SEI, such as the Native American program, Solar In the Schools, Walt Ratterman and Heather Andrews scholarship funds, and our International Program.

In an effort to highlight the work of one of those programs, specifically the International Program, I sat down with Carol Weis, SEI's PV Program ...
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How Solar Energy International's Carol Weis is Making a Difference Globally

Posted by: april on April 13, 2012
By Holly Loff, Solar Energy International Development Associate

April 16-22 is not just Earth Week, it is also Solar Energy International's spring fundraising campaign week. Please make a donation today to support the valuable outreach programs of SEI, such as the Native American program, Solar In the Schools, Walt Ratterman and Heather Andrews scholarship funds, and our International Program.

In an effort to highlight the work of one of those programs, specifically the International Program, I sat down with Carol Weis, SEI's PV Program Coordinator and PV ...
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Solar Energy International Offers Solar Training to Meet NABCEP Changes

Posted by: april on April 11, 2012
Carbondale, Colorado USA - This spring, Solar Energy International (SEI) is meeting the needs of the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP)'s revised eligibility criteria for the PV Installer Certification with several online courses and in-person workshop trainings in solar power technology, the fastest growing sector in America. According to NABCEP, the major changes in the eligibility requirements concern the amount of training required and the number of installations that applicants must document. All candidates will now have to document 58 hours of PV-specific ...
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KACO, SEI Team Up for West Coast Solar Training in April

Posted by: april on April 9, 2012
Grass Valley, California USA -- Solar Energy International continues its nationwide solar training reach this month with PV101 April 23-27 at KACO new energy in Grass Valley, California.

PV101: Solar Electric Design and Installation (Grid-Direct) is an hands-on workshop that provides an overview of the three basic PV system applications, primarily focusing on grid-direct systems, at KACO new energy's Grass Valley facility. The workshop also teaches students the core concepts necessary to work with all PV systems, including: system components, site analysis, PV module criteria, ...
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Solar Energy International Hosts First Friday Open House April 6

Posted by: april on April 5, 2012
By April E. Clark, Solar Energy International Marketing Communications Coordinator

Solar Energy International staff members will show off their new digs at eco-friendly Third Street Center in Carbondale, Colorado, with a First Friday open house from 6-8 p.m., Friday, April 6.



The public is welcome to stop by the SEI office, just off Third Street's Round Room, tour the renovated space, enjoy refreshments, view SEI's new video series, and take part in SEI's donation-driven renewable energy book sale/give-away. A ...
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Solar Energy International Makes the Move to Eco-friendly Third Street Center

Posted by: april on March 19, 2012
By April E. Clark, Solar Energy International Marketing Communications Coordinator

Solar Energy International in Carbondale, Colorado has a new, green place to call home.

The nonprofit solar trainer and renewable energy educator has moved from its Second Street location to new offices in Carbondale, Colorado's Third Street Center, an eco-friendly facility renovated from the former Carbondale Elementary School building. The Third Street Center is home to more than 30 nonprofit organizations and artist studios with sustainability in mind.

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