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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

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) Spanish Program Job Opportunity – Marketing and Communications Assistant

SEI is excited to be hiring a NEW position to our growing Spanish training program. The Spanish Program at SEI was founded in 2013 to provide solar PV training for Spanish speakers within and outside the US, namely Latin America.

The SEI Marketing and Communications Associate (MCA) is responsible for implementing the strategy around the messaging […]

By |September 23rd, 2016|Categories: Charitable Programs, Developing World, eNewsletter, Programa Hispano|Comments Off on Solar Energy International (SEI) Spanish Program Job Opportunity – Marketing and Communications Assistant

SEI Alumni Highlight: David Merritt

David Merritt: A Short Solar Biography

My first drive to Paonia to attend classes at Solar Energy International began near the Denver International Airport on I-70 West.  I had departed Raleigh Durham International in North Carolina a few hours earlier, and I was excited and just a little nervous about my decision to invest in a […]

By |August 1st, 2016|Categories: eNewsletter, Solar Training (Electric)|0 Comments

SEI Alumni Highlight: Derek Mast – Commitment to Continuing Education

Derek Mast, a foreman for a large, multi-state solar company. Derek has been in the solar industry for a year and a half and before joining the solar industry, Derek was an electrician for six years. He is one of several dozen employees his company has sent to SEI for training. They put all new […]

By |July 28th, 2016|Categories: eNewsletter, Solar Training (Electric)|0 Comments

Solar Installer Training Alumni Highlight: Jessica Wagner

 
Jessica Wagner – Bringing New Energy to a Historic Organization
As an applicant in SEI Solar Professionals Certificate Program, Jessica Wagner has been at SEI’s Training Facility in Paonia, Colorado for 6 weeks and she has impressed everyone with her passion and journey to get here. From the initial classes in Grid-Direct Design and Installation to […]

By |July 28th, 2016|Categories: eNewsletter, Solar Training (Electric)|0 Comments

SEI Solar Training Instructor Spotlight: Laura Conchelos

SEI Welcomes New Instructor: Laura Conchelos

SEI Alumni Laura Conchelos recently came back to Solar Energy International (SEI), this time as an instructor. Prior Laura to coming to SEI, Laura spent seven years doing seasonal construction work where gained some experience with solar electric systems while working on off-grid cabins in New Hampshire. Her experience is […]

By |July 28th, 2016|Categories: eNewsletter, Solar Training (Electric)|0 Comments

SEI Alumni Highlight: Noel Wichman – Veteran

Solar Energy International (SEI) is proud to welcome Noel Wichman into SEI’s alumni network. Noel has the distinction of being the first student to utilize his Veterans Benefits to enroll in classes at SEI. Living just 10 miles away from SEI’s Campus in Paonia, CO, Noel’s drive to SEI was short but his journey to […]

By |June 30th, 2016|Categories: eNewsletter|0 Comments

Solar Energy International (SEI) Welcomes New Board Member – Jon Miller

SEI’s board of directors is a talented group of volunteers who keep SEI’s mission and vision at the forefront of everything we do. Largely made up of Western Colorado residents, SEI’s board members have varied backgrounds: a pioneer of Sustainable and Responsible Investing,  a developer of coal mine methane power plants, a publisher of the […]

By |June 28th, 2016|Categories: eNewsletter|5 Comments

Having a Case of the Mondays? It is Our Favorite Day of the Week Here at Solar Energy International (SEI)!

by Jessica Finnigan, SEI Workshop Coordinator

Having a “case of the Mondays” looks very different here at SEI than it does in the classic “Office Space” movie. Mondays are by far my favorite day of the week.  Almost every Monday, from April through October, upwards of 32 students descend onto our campus for their solar training. […]

By |June 27th, 2016|Categories: eNewsletter, Solar Training (Electric)|0 Comments