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Solar Energy International and WE CARE Solar Partner in Solar Suitcase Program

Posted by: april on December 4, 2011
By Holly Loff, Solar Energy International Development Associate

Colorado Gives Day, on Tuesday, Dec. 6, is just two days away. Colorado Gives Day is a 24-hour period of online giving where every donation made to Solar Energy International at www.givingfirst.org/solarenergy gets a boost from the First Bank Incentive Fund. This is part four in a five-part blog series leading up to Colorado Gives Day. Each day we will highlight one of the 2012 SEI Outreach goals. In partnership with WE CARE Solar, Solar Energy International integrates renewable energy education into a youth ...
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Colorado Gives Day Will Help SEI Instigate Online Course Spanish Translation

Posted by: april on December 3, 2011
  By Holly Loff, Solar Energy International Development Associate 

Colorado Gives Day (Tuesday, Dec. 6) is just three days away. Colorado Gives Day is a 24-hour period of online giving where every donation made to Solar Energy International at www.givingfirst.org/solarenergy gets a boost from the First Bank Incentive Fund. This is part three in a five-part blog series leading up to Colorado Gives Day. Each day we will highlight one of the 2012 SEI Outreach goals.

In 2012, Solar Energy International aims to perform a Spanish translation of our online course ...
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Four Days and Counting Until Colorado Gives Day - Dec. 6

Posted by: april on December 2, 2011


By Holly Loff, Solar Energy International Development Associate 

Colorado Gives Day, on Tuesday, Dec. 6, is just four days away, and Solar Energy International is remembering instructor Walt Ratterman and his dedication to helping bring solar to the developing world. Colorado Gives Day is a 24-hour period of online giving where every donation made to SEI at www.givingfirst.org/solarenergy gets a boost from the First Bank Incentive Fund.

This is part two in a five-part blog series leading up to Colorado Gives Day. Each day we will highlight one of the ...
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Countdown to Colorado Gives Day Begins

Posted by: april on December 1, 2011
By Holly Loff, Solar Energy International Development Associate

Colorado Gives Day, on Tuesday, Dec. 6, is just five days away, and Solar Energy International is feeling the excitement. Colorado Gives Day is a 24-hour period of online giving where every donation made to SEI at www.givingfirst.org/solarenergy gets a boost from the First Bank Incentive Fund. This is part one in a five-part blog series leading up to Colorado Gives Day - each day we will highlight one of the 2012 SEI Outreach goals.

Help SEI create the Renewable Energy for High Schools online course!
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Solar Energy International Hosts Renewable Energy Expert Alex Zahnd in Carbondale

Posted by: april on November 21, 2011
  Join Solar Energy International and renewable energy expert Alex Zahnd, co-founder of Rural Integrated Development Service-Nepal (RIDS-Nepal), as he describes how his organization improves lives for people in rural communities of the Himalayas. Alex lived and worked in one of the remotest and poorest mountain communities in Nepal, helping provide holistic solutions to community development.

Through solar lighting systems, fuel-efficient stoves, greenhouses, solar driers, pit latrines, and water filtration systems, RIDS-Nepal has improved the overall living, health and hygiene ...
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Solar Energy International to Participate in Colorado Gives Day Dec. 6

Posted by: april on November 21, 2011
Colorado Gives Day - December 6

On Dec. 6, Solar Energy International will proudly participate in Colorado Gives Day, a 24-hour period of online giving. We encourage you to log on to our donation page on Tuesday, Dec. 6 and make a donation to help support SEI's outreach in the renewable energy sector that includes our highly successful Solar In the Schools, Native American, and Women's programs.

FirstBank, a partner on the event, is hosting an Incentive Fund which will increase the value of your donation, but this will only hold true for donations made on ...
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Solar Training Success Story at Solar Power International '11 in Dallas

Posted by: april on November 7, 2011
By Brian Mehalic, PV Curriculum Developer and Instructor
(Pictured here with SEI PV instructors Rebekah Hren and and Laura Walters at SPI 2011 in Dallas)

Once again, another strong showing at Solar Power International, the premier industry conference. Solar Energy International started the week off with a bang, with an ace crew of North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) and ISPQ-certified instructors teaching three two-day and one one-day solar training workshops at the Dallas Convention Center.

Turn-out was great, with over 140 students ...
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Solar Energy International Boosts Contract Solar Training Services

Posted by: april on October 31, 2011


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, ...
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Solar Energy International Expands On-Demand Online Continuing Education Series

Posted by: april on October 26, 2011
By Chris Turek, Director of Online and Educational Services

Many professions require periodic continuing education and training to stay certified or licensed. Solar Energy International's Continuing Education Series of courses serve solar and renewable energy professionals, electricians, roofers, inspectors, plumbers, architects, K-12 educators and more. Many of these courses are qualified for Continuing Education credits from NABCEP and other professional certification and state licensing authorities. These short duration courses are available for you ...
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SEI Hosts International Solar Training Experience of a Lifetime

Posted by: april on October 11, 2011
By Holly Loff, Solar Energy International Development Associate

Checklist for an Solar Energy International Rural Development Student:

• See biogas cookers in action.
• Start the day with a cup of organic solar-roasted coffee.
• Visit with and learn from the Solar Women of Totogalpa
- a solar cooperative.
• Eat lunch at the Women's Solar Restaurant.
• Work in a remote (only-accessible-by-boat) community on the Atlantic Coast.
• Make smoothies in a bicycle-powered blender.
• Witness the elation of people gaining ...
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