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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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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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