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The Day After the Election: A Letter from Solar Energy International’s (SEI) Executive Director

Dear SEI Students, Alumni, and Supporters,

So it’s Wednesday, November, 9th – the day after yesterday – the day after the election. Regardless of how you voted, it feels like a profound shift has happened.

SEI is re-committing ourselves as a non-profit educational organization to continue our passionate work we do each and every day working in […]

By |November 9th, 2016|Categories: Alumni, Charitable Programs|Comments Off on The Day After the Election: A Letter from Solar Energy International’s (SEI) Executive Director

Solar Energy International’s (SEI) Programa Hispano Alumni Spotlight: Natalia Gómez

Natalia Gómez came to Solar Energy International (SEI) to attend hands-on solar installer training as a part of SEI’s Programa Hispano. She travelled to SEI’s Paonia, CO training facility from Bogotá, Colombia to complete FV201L, a hands-on, lab-based course in grid-tied, residential photovoltaic  systems taught entirely in Spanish.

She hopes to bring more renewable energy back […]

By |October 27th, 2016|Categories: Alumni, Programa Hispano, Solar Training (Electric)|Comments Off on Solar Energy International’s (SEI) Programa Hispano Alumni Spotlight: Natalia Gómez

Solar Energy International (SEI) Alumni Spotlight: Doug Sabetti – A Lifelong Fight for Solar

In 6th grade I learned that the sun provided enough energy in 1 hour to power the world for a year. That fact stuck with me. As a little kid, I remember thinking “why don’t we power everything with the sun?” As an adult, my interest in the solar energy field began when I purchased […]

By |October 27th, 2016|Categories: Alumni, eNewsletter, Solar Training (Electric)|Comments Off on Solar Energy International (SEI) Alumni Spotlight: Doug Sabetti – A Lifelong Fight for Solar

SEI Alumni Highlight: Patrick Bunton – A Story Bigger than Solar

For Patrick Bunton, the story was always bigger than solar, however photovoltaic technology has always been a constant. A Professor of Physics at William Jewell College, Patrick came to Solar Energy International as student instead of a teacher. He attended SEI’s PV 201L solar installer training, a week-long, hands-on lab class where students experience the […]

By |October 13th, 2016|Categories: Alumni, Solar Training (Electric)|Comments Off on SEI Alumni Highlight: Patrick Bunton – A Story Bigger than Solar

Solar Energy International (SEI) Solar Installer Training Alumni Highlight: Alex Jahp

Alex Jahp returned to Solar Energy International (SEI) this month after beginning his solar installation training at SEI last fall. Alex’s solar career began after he was inspired by the impact of PV in the developing world. While travelling through areas of rural Africa, Alex was struck by just how big of a difference small […]

By |September 30th, 2016|Categories: Alumni, eNewsletter|Comments Off on Solar Energy International (SEI) Solar Installer Training Alumni Highlight: Alex Jahp

Solar Energy International (SEI) and GRID Alternatives Colorado Create Partnership in Support of Solar Ready Colorado Training and Outreach Program

Solar Energy International (SEI) and GRID Alternatives Colorado team up to promote Solar Ready Colorado, SEI’s comprehensive training and career outreach program for Colorado residents.
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The program, a part of a matching grant awarded to SEI through the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment’s WORK Act Grant, enables dedicated staffing and outreach efforts to a […]

By |September 8th, 2016|Categories: Alumni, Solar Professionals Certificate Program, Solar Training (Electric)|Comments Off on Solar Energy International (SEI) and GRID Alternatives Colorado Create Partnership in Support of Solar Ready Colorado Training and Outreach Program

SEI Alumni Highlight: Ethan Mendel

For some, beginning a career in the solar industry is like going home. This is especially true for SEI Student Ethan Mendel. Ethan rolled up to the SEI Campus with his off-grid tiny home in tow. Appropriately, he was enrolled in PV 203, Fundamentals of Battery Based PV Systems. A veteran from Georgia, Ethan not […]

By |April 29th, 2016|Categories: Alumni, eNewsletter, Solar Training (Electric)|2 Comments

SEI Alumni Highlight: Fred Munn

Fred Munn came to Paonia this April, seeing a sunny future for himself and his business. Fred and his business partner, Michael Hendrix, journeyed to SEI’s Paonia campus from Wisconsin to jump start their solar installer training experience. Beginning with PV 101- Grid Direct Solar Design and Installation and continued on with PV 203- Fundamentals […]

By |April 29th, 2016|Categories: Alumni, eNewsletter, Solar Training (Electric)|2 Comments

Solar Energy International (SEI) Celebrates 25th Anniversary at Solar Battle of the Bands 2016

Solar Battle of the Bands, a solar industry party and musical competition, announces its sixth annual event at the Mezzanine in San Francisco on Wednesday, July 13 at 8 pm.

Founded in 2011, Solar Battle of the Bands (SBOB) is produced by Quick Mount PV, a solar mounting manufacturer based in Walnut Creek, CA. SBOB is […]

By |April 19th, 2016|Categories: Alumni, Solar Training (Electric), Special Events|1 Comment

Solar Energy International’s (SEI) Solar Installer Training for Veterans Showing Positive Results

Since the launch of the Solar Ready Vets program this past Spring, Solar Energy International (SEI) has led the technical trainings across the country at multiple military bases as part of a pilot solar installer training program for transitioning military personnel.  The Energy Department’s SunShot Initiative launched the Solar Ready Vets program to connect our […]

By |July 31st, 2015|Categories: Alumni, Solar Training (Electric)|0 Comments