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Online learning in renewable energy education at your fingertips

Posted by: matthew@solarenergy.org on September 24, 2010
By Matthew Harris, Sustainable Building Program Coordinator

It has been said, "The World Wide Web (W3) was developed to be a pool of human knowledge, and human culture, which would allow collaborators in remote sites to share their ideas and all aspects of a common project." As I sit here today and type this blog via the web, and as you are reading this on the Internet, we are in fact fulfilling the web's mission. I'm not sure if the founders of the web could possibly imagine the breadth and speed at which their technology has affected the world. In our day and age of ...
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Taking action to grow solar

Posted by: april on September 22, 2010
By Erin Wickersham, Social Media Manager, Tigercomm

Americans love solar energy and 92 percent of them are demanding greater access to it.

It's hard to get that many Americans to agree on anything - let alone something as politically charged as energy. And yet, solar energy generates that kind of support.

Americans understand that solar is a solution to many of the problems facing us today. Solar reduces pollution. It reduces our use of finite energy sources. And it reduces our dependence on foreign sources of oil.

Despite these real and ...
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Next steps in your renewable energy and solar training

Posted by: april on September 17, 2010
At Solar Energy International, we often hear from alumni who want to know what training they should take next. We recommend branching out to the various related and relevant training opportunities SEI has to offer.

Do you have previous solar energy training? Have you ever wondered how your solar skills fit into the bigger picture of building energy and design, or even beyond borders in the developing world? Solar Energy International has the answer in our Green Building Design & Construction - Online course, starting Sept. 27. This course shows how ...
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Johnny Weiss talks the future of solar energy on C-Span

Posted by: april on September 13, 2010
On Aug. 21, 2010, Johnny Weiss, Solar Energy International's executive director, joined representatives from other solar energy groups to talk the future of solar energy at the American Renewable Energy Day (AREDAY) annual conference in Aspen, Colorado. Topics included government funding and subsidies, educational outreach, and changing technologies. Along with Johnny, panel members also included Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), Neville Williams from Standard Solar and John Woolard of BrightSource Energy.

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U.S. move to renewable energy alive and well on the ground at AREDAY

Posted by: april on September 1, 2010
By Alexis Halbert, Paonia Campus Management Team

August marked a strange and chilling event - even the glaciers in Greenland were moving faster on climate change than the United States government. But with innovative energy policy taking a backseat to mid-term Washington elections, one thing is clear: America is still moving forward in the transition to a new energy economy and the leadership is coming from the ground up.

The messages at the American Renewable Energy Day (AREDAY) held in Aspen Aug. 19-22 were diverse and the tactics on how to communicate and gain ...
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Further your solar training at Solar Power International 2010 in Los Angeles

Posted by: april on August 25, 2010


 

 

 


CARBONDALE, CO USA - Solar Energy International is going Hollywood.

In conjunction with North America's largest business-to-business solar event - Solar Power International 2010 taking place Oct. 12-14 in Los Angeles - Solar Energy International is hosting a one-day solar installation course. Intermediate Level PV System Installation on Oct. 11 will focus on National Electrical Code (NEC) requirements, best practices, and safe working procedures for installing and troubleshooting solar systems.

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How I spent my summer vacation with wind

Posted by: april on August 19, 2010
By Kathy Swartz, Renewable Energy Education Program Team Leader

Over the summer, I had the opportunity to attend the Small Wind Conference: A Gathering of Installers, Manufacturers, Dealers and Distributors in Stevens Point, Wisc. More than 350 people, including Solar Energy International instructors Ian Woofenden, Mick Sagrillo and Roy Butler and lots of SEI alumni who stopped by our booth, attended this annual conference.

For those of you who've never had the opportunity to attend the Small Wind Conference, it's the best event I've ever been to. Wind people are ...
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Solar Energy International's Johnny Weiss to speak at AREDAY in Aspen

Posted by: april on August 5, 2010


 

 

 

 


By Noah Davis, Solar In the Schools Coordinator


Solar Energy International is fortunate to have one of the largest renewable energy events taking place this summer in our own backyard. From Aug 19-22, the American Renewable Energy Day (AREDAY) annual conference, held since 2004 in Aspen, Colorado, plays host to a list of notable speakers including Solar Energy International's executive director, Johnny Weiss, on Aug. 21. Johnny will be part of a Saturday afternoon panel discussion ...
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Another stellar crew of work-traders pass through Solar Energy International

Posted by: april on August 3, 2010
By Ben de Lieris, Solar Energy International summer 2010 work-trader

Solar Energy International has an incredible work-trade program that allows people interested in renewable energy and sustainable building to trade eight weeks of work for eight weeks of workshops. This summer SEI was lucky to have three amazing work-traders who now join the ranks of hundreds of work-traders who have come through Solar Energy International.



 
Ben de Leiris grew up in Newport, Rhode Island and graduated in 2009 from Middlebury College in Vermont, where he ...
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Solar spill or oil spill? You choose

Posted by: laurie on July 15, 2010


By Rachel Connor and Matthew Harris, Solar Energy International's Sustainable Building Program CoordinatorsIdentifying me as an environmentalist long ago, many of my friends, acquaintances and relatives rightfully assume I’m up in arms about the oil catastrophe in the Gulf. They have anger and helplessness in their voices as they passionately express disbelief that oil is still gushing, animals are dying and there is no end in sight. I can empathize with these feelings – I have them all too often.

As with most human-caused disasters, the aftermath has been ...
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