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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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PV Instructors Gather in Paonia for SEI's Fifth Annual Training Event

Posted by: april on March 19, 2012
By Kathy Swartz, Solar Energy International Renewable Energy Training Director

Last week was one of my favorite weeks of the year. Solar Energy International hosted more than 34 of our PV instructors and staff as we came together in Paonia, Colorado, for three incredible days for our Fifth Annual PV Instructor Training. Solar Energy International gathered our passionate instructors into one room to discuss technical issues and share expertise. It's hard to imagine a bigger PV brain trust gathered together - not because they had to be, but because they wanted to be.

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SEI's Solar In the Schools Program and Sun Shadows Project Measure Up

Posted by: laurie on March 19, 2012
By Laurie Guevara-Stone, Solar Energy International's International Program Manager 

Solar Energy International's Solar In the Schools program encourages K-12 classes to get outside and measure the shadow of a stick in the name of international solar science. Join forces with pupils and teachers all over the world as part of the Sun Shadows Project to measure the shadow of a 1m long stick at your local solar noon. You don’t need much to participate, just some sun and a stick.

Participants worldwide will enter their measurements into an online database. These ...
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Solar Energy International and WE CARE Solar Seek Solar Suitcase Ambassadors

Posted by: laurie on March 19, 2012
By Laurie Guevara-Stone, Solar Energy International's
International Program Manager

Solar Energy International and WE CARE Solar are teaming up to train a group of women to be Solar Suitcase Ambassadors. Solar Suitcase Ambassadors will take a leadership role in solar suitcase installations and solar trainings in developing countries.

More than 350,000 women die each year from pregnancy complications, and millions of infants are stillborn or die in the first days of life, primarily in regions with insufficient energy resources for conducting basic obstetric ...
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PV America West is the Best for Solar Training with SEI

Posted by: april on March 14, 2012
By April E. Clark, Solar Energy International
Marketing Communications Coordinator

An industry leader in solar training and renewable energy education, Solar Energy International is dedicated to helping those new to the solar industry enter the workforce, as well as support certified solar professionals already working in the field acquire their required Continuing Education Credits (CECs). For those seeking North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Certified PV Installer CECs, SEI is here to help with solar training in ...
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Comin' in Hot this Spring with Solar Thermal Training

Posted by: april on March 12, 2012
Solar Energy International has kicked off March Madness Month for solar thermal training by offering three solar thermal continuing education webinars this month that count for North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) continuing education hours:

Solar Hot Air Design and Installation, Part 1 - (Available now) Solar Hot Air Design and Installation, Part 2 - (March 13) Advanced Solar Thermal Trouble Shooting and Repair - (March 22)For those interested in solar thermal training hours for NABCEP, SEI is offering two ...
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From the Grid and Beyond - Battery-Based Systems to Solar Business Training

Posted by: april on March 7, 2012
By Christopher Turek, Solar Energy International Director of Online and Educational Services
 
Most everyone in the solar industry knows that grid-based residential and commercial systems make up the predominance of where the market is these days. Every year, since 1991, Solar Energy International trains thousands of students for a grid-based PV system paradigm. With that said, if you want to be at the top of your game in the solar industry, you should be versed in all types of PV systems to include battery-based designs. Additionally, to consider yourself ...
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Roofing, Solar and NBA All-Stars in Orlando

Posted by: april on March 5, 2012

 
 
By Kathy Swartz, Solar Energy International Renewable Energy Training Director

At the end of February, I had the privilege of attending the International Roofing Expo in Orlando, Florida. Not only was this conference -- sponsored by the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) -- fantastic, but it happened to coincide with the NBA All-Star Weekend! More about this a little later.

The week began with Solar Energy International's (SEI) Kris Sutton and the NRCA's Jim Kirby tag-teaming a day-long solar training for 30-plus participants, who were ...
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Calling all NABCEP Certified PV Installers

Posted by: april on February 29, 2012
By Kristopher Sutton, Solar Energy International PV Instructor
NABCEP Certified PV Installer #041704-39

Editor's note: The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) PV installer certification is a voluntary certification that provides a set of national standards by which PV installers with skills and experience can distinguish themselves from their competition.


As a NABCEP Certified PV Installer, it's not uncommon to find that before you know it, your three years are up and it's time to be recertified. Speaking from personal ...
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March is Solar Thermal Training Madness Month at Solar Energy International

Posted by: april on February 23, 2012
Delta County Film Collective's Solar Cuzit'sHot from Hutman Media.


March is Solar Thermal Madness Month at Solar Energy International, in honor of the new Colorado Solar Thermal Roadmap: A Strategic Plan to Make Colorado the National Leader in Solar Thermal Development recently unveiled through the Solar Thermal Alliance of Colorado (STAC) under the joint leadership of the Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) and the Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association (COSEIA). According to Laurent Meillon, co-founder of STAC and director of Capitol Solar Energy, a ...
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