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SEI newsletter January 2014

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01/2014
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As always, we need your help to make this happen.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <span style="font-size: 8pt;"><a href="http://www.solarenergyalumni.org" style="color: rgb(255, 255, 153); text-decoration: none; font-weight: bold;" target="_blank">Click here for details on<br /> how to donate to SEI.</a><br /> <br /> <br /> <strong><a href="#" style="color: rgb(255, 255, 153); font-weight: bold; text-decoration: none;"><span style="font-family: trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Forward this newsletter<br /> to a friend</span></span><br /> <br /> <img align="none" alt="forward email" border="0" height="76" hspace="0" src="https://4880c2a2d6-custmedia.vresp.com/8121675645/forward%20email.gif" style="width: 86px; height: 76px; " title="forward email" vspace="0" width="86" /></a></strong></span></span></p> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> <td style="border-right: 1px solid rgb(0, 0, 0);" valign="top" width="455"> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="400"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding: 10px; text-align: center;"> <div style="text-align: left;"> <div style="text-align: left;"> <div style="text-align: center;"> <div><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>SEI Solar Bowl Scholarship Contest</strong></span> <div style="text-align: left;"><a href="http://youtu.be/IZL-q4wsrRI"><img align="none" alt="broncos" border="0" height="232" hspace="0" src="https://4880c2a2d6-custmedia.vresp.com/0928ba8e27/broncos.jpg" style="width: 415px; height: 232px;" title="broncos" vspace="5" width="415" /></a> <div><span style="font-size:10pt;">As most of you know, SEI&#39;s campuses are located in beautiful Colorado.&nbsp;&nbsp; Where the solar training, skiing, and Denver Broncos are awesome!&nbsp; We are VERY excited about our home team going to the Super Bowl!<br /> <br /> SEI&#39;s Chris Turek, shows his Broncos pride on the slopes of Sunlight Mountain Resort right up the mountain from the Carbondale, CO. office. <strong>GO BRONCOS!&nbsp; <a href="http://youtu.be/IZL-q4wsrRI">Play Video &gt;&gt;</a></strong></span><br /> &nbsp;</div> <div><span style="font-size:10pt;">Guess the sum of the total points scored for both teams for a chance to win a SEI Online Campus scholarship. &nbsp; We will be selecting randomly for the people (or single person) who can most accurately guess the total points scored by both teams during Super Bowl <span class="st">XLVIII</span>. Just email your guess to <a href="mailto:chris@solarenergy.org?subject=Super%20Bowl%20Points%20Guess">chris@solarenergy.org</a>.</span></div> <div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</div> <hr /> <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>SEI Expands Spanish Online Curriculum: Launches FV203 Prep Battery-based PV System Fundamentals</strong></span></div> </div> <div style="text-align: left;"><a href="http://www.solarenergy.org/blog/sei-expands-spanish-online-curriculum-launches-fv203-prep-battery-based-pv-system-fundamentals"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><img align="none" alt="Blog_PR Banner" border="0" height="152" hspace="0" src="https://4880c2a2d6-custmedia.vresp.com/0928ba8e27/Blog_PR%20Banner.jpg" style="width: 415px; height: 152px;" title="Blog_PR Banner" vspace="5" width="415" /></span></span></a></div> <div style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-size:10pt;"><a href="http://www.solarenergy.org/blog/sei-expande-su-curriculum-en-espa%C3%B1ol-en-linea-lanzamiento-de-fv203-preparatoriofundamentos-de-s"><strong>en Espa&ntilde;ol</strong></a><br /> For over two decades Solar Energy International has provided industry-leading technical training and expertise in renewable energy to people from all around the world. Since 2008 SEI has offered its same high quality PV curriculum in Spanish to people and businesses working throughout the Americas. This past year marked a pivotal step forward for SEI&#39;s Latin American Program.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.solarenergy.org/blog/sei-expands-spanish-online-curriculum-launches-fv203-prep-battery-based-pv-system-fundamentals"><strong>Read Matt Harris&#39;s Full Blog...</strong></a></span><br /> &nbsp; <hr /></div> <div><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">New SEI Online CE Course Launch 2014 National Electrical Code&reg; and PV Systems<br /> <a href="http://www.solarenergy.org/blog/sei%E2%80%99s-new-online-ce-course-2014-national-electrical-code%C2%AE-and-pv-systems"><img align="none" alt="lab_N" border="0" height="181" hspace="0" src="https://4880c2a2d6-custmedia.vresp.com/0928ba8e27/lab_N.jpg" style="width: 415px; height: 181px;" title="lab_N" vspace="5" width="415" /></a></span></strong></span></div> <div style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-size:10pt;">It&rsquo;s January, and that means the rollout of the new 53rd edition of the National Electrical Code&reg; is in full swing. The simple fact of the matter is that in a rapidly growing industry like PV, best practices and products change quickly, and the new requirements and recommendations in the 2014 NEC&reg; will drive them.&nbsp; So whether you&rsquo;re an installer, designer, manufacturer, engineer, or building official, it&rsquo;s critical to stay ahead of the game. &nbsp;<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.solarenergy.org/blog/sei%E2%80%99s-new-online-ce-course-2014-national-electrical-code%C2%AE-and-pv-systems"><strong>Read Brian Mehalic&#39;s Full Blog...</strong></a></span><br /> &nbsp; <hr /> <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency<br /> 11th International CUBA SOLAR Conference</span></strong></span> <div style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif"><font><a href="http://www.ecocubanetwork.net/cubasolar/"><img align="none" alt="cubascoolsolarpanels2" border="0" height="256" hspace="0" src="https://4880c2a2d6-custmedia.vresp.com/0928ba8e27/cubascoolsolarpanels2.jpg" style="width: 415px; height: 256px;" title="cubascoolsolarpanels2" vspace="5" width="415" /></a></font></span></div> <div style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-size:10pt;"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">Eco Cuba Network<b> i<span style="font-weight: normal;">nvites you to participate in this exciting research delegation and con</span></b><span style="font-weight: normal;">ference to be held in</span> Havana, Varadero Beach, and Pinar del Rio province.&nbsp; <strong>April</strong></span><strong><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> 17 - 27, 2014</span></strong></span><br /> &nbsp;</div> <div> <div style="text-align:left"> <div style="text-align:left;display:inline!important"> <div style="text-align:left;display:inline!important"> <p style="text-align:center;display:inline!important"><span style="font-size:10pt;"><b><span style="font-weight: normal;">This is your chance to see Cuba&#39;s remarkable achievements for yourselves!</span></b><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> Eco Cuba Network is offering&nbsp; an amazing opportunity to study renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in Cuba! &nbsp; We have been organizing this research tour since 1996 and have developed a rich and power-packed program, including the bi-annual Cuba Solar Conference. &nbsp;If your passion is renewable and efficient energy policy and practice implemented nationwide, and you are looking for examples of models to follow, we highly recommend that you join us!</span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div style="text-align:left">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align:left"><span style="font-size:10pt;"><strong><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.ecocubanetwork.net/cubasolar/">Click here for more information &gt;&gt;</a></span></strong><br /> <span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">or contact Laurie Guevara-Stone at <a href="mailto:guevarastone@gmail.com" target="_blank"><span class="il">guevarastone@gmail.com</span></a></span></span><br /> &nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: left;"><a href="http://www.solarenergy.org/blog/cuba-delegation-inspires-solar-energy-international-alumnus-paul-scheckel"><span style="font-size:10pt;"><strong>SEI alumnus, Paul Schekal&#39;s cuban experience blog &gt;&gt;</strong></span></a><br /> &nbsp; <hr /></div> </div> </div> <div> <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>SEI Travels to Tucson, AZ. for PV101<br /> <a href="http://www.solarenergy.org/workshop/solar-training-solar-electric-design-and-installation-grid-direct?wid=2131" target="_blank"><img align="none" alt="tucson 2" border="0" height="277" hspace="0" src="https://4880c2a2d6-custmedia.vresp.com/a0da145cba/tucson%202.jpg" style="width: 415px; height: 277px;" title="tucson 2" vspace="10" width="415" /></a></strong></span></div> <div style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-size:10pt;"><strong>PV101: Solar Electric Design and Installation (Grid-Direct)</strong><br /> <br /> If you are new to the solar industry, join SEI in<b>&nbsp;</b>Tucson, Arizona for<br /> <b><a href="http://www.solarenergy.org/workshop/solar-training-solar-electric-design-and-installation-grid-direct?wid=2131" target="_blank">PV101 - </a></b><a href="http://www.solarenergy.org/workshop/solar-training-solar-electric-design-and-installation-grid-direct?wid=2131" target="_blank"><strong>Solar Electric Design and Installation (Grid-Direct) </strong><b>February 17-21</b></a>.<br /> <br /> This five-day course will cover the fundamentals of grid-direct systems. You will see classroom theory applied as we tour PV sites at the University of Arizona and in downtown Tucson.<br /> <br /> <strong>Course Description:</strong> This course will provide an overview of the three basic PV system applications, primarily focusing on grid-direct systems. The goal of the course is to create a fundamental understanding of the core concepts necessary to work with all PV systems, including:&nbsp; system components, site analysis, PV module criteria, mounting solutions, safety, and commissioning. The course will also cover the basics of sizing a residential grid-direct system, wire sizing, overcurrent protection, and grounding</span></div> <div style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-size:10pt;"><a href="http://www.solarenergy.org/workshop/solar-training-solar-electric-design-and-installation-grid-direct?wid=2131" target="_blank"><strong>More info about PV101 in Tucson, AZ...</strong></a></span><br /> &nbsp; <hr /> <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>SEI Travels to Las Vegas for Advanced Hands-on Lab PV351L</strong></span></div> </div> <div><span style="font-size:18pt;"><strong><a href="http://www.solarenergy.org/workshop/solar-training-pv-systems-tools-and-techniques-operation-and-maintenance-lab-week-grid-dire?wid=2149"><img align="none" alt="vegas" border="0" height="206" hspace="0" src="https://4880c2a2d6-custmedia.vresp.com/a0da145cba/vegas.jpg" style="width: 415px; height: 206px;" title="vegas" vspace="10" width="415" /></a></strong></span> <div style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-size:10pt;"><strong>PV351L: PV Systems - Tools and Techniques for Operation and Maintenance Lab Week (Grid-Direct)</strong><br /> <br /> Solar professionals can expand their professional development by joining us in Las Vegas for our new three-day advanced training <a href="http://www.solarenergy.org/workshop/solar-training-pv-systems-tools-and-techniques-operation-and-maintenance-lab-week-grid-dire?wid=2149"><strong>PV351L:&nbsp;PV Systems - Tools and Techniques for Operation and Maintenance Lab Week (Grid-Direct) February 11-13. </strong></a><br /> <br /> Officially called &quot;Tools and Techniques for Operation and Maintenance&quot; (unofficially dubbed the &quot;Playing with Cool Tools class&quot; by SEI Instructors) this class will give you hands-on experience with a wide range of state-of-the-art analytical tools.<br /> <br /> <strong>Course Description:</strong>&nbsp; Located at the Electrical JATC of Southern Nevada,&nbsp; The Matt Firmenich I.B.E.W. - Local Union #357 Training Facility, this intensive, advanced training is designed for solar professionals already working in the PV industry who want to take their skills to the next level. Students in this class will learn the theory behind and gain hands-on experience with a wide range of state-of-the-art analytical tools. The class will focus on PV system operations and maintenance, performance evaluation, and troubleshooting techniques using tools such as the IV Curve Tracer, Insulation Resistance Tester, Thermal Camera, Multimeter, and Clamp-On Meter.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.solarenergy.org/workshop/solar-training-pv-systems-tools-and-techniques-operation-and-maintenance-lab-week-grid-dire?wid=2149"><strong>More info about PV351L: PV Systems - Tools and Techniques for Operation and Maintenance Lab Week (Grid-Direct)...</strong></a></span><br /> &nbsp; <hr /></div> </div> <strong><span style="font-size:14pt;"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">SEI Travels to Solar Middle East</span></span></strong><br /> <a href="http://www.solarmiddleeast.ae/en/Forms/Pre-registrationForm/?prioritycode=sei1code&amp;utm_source=seiwebsite&amp;utm_medium=banner&amp;utm_campaign=smevisprom"><img align="none" alt="SEI Middle East" border="0" height="212" hspace="0" src="https://4880c2a2d6-custmedia.vresp.com/0928ba8e27/SEI%20Middle%20East.jpg" style="width: 415px; height: 212px;" title="SEI Middle East" vspace="5" width="415" /></a></div> <div style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-size:10pt;">SEI&#39;s PV training team travels to the Middle East to offer the world&#39;s best technical solar training. &nbsp;<br /> <br /> <strong>Designing Grid-Connect PV Systems:</strong> This workshop provides a broad yet thorough technical discussion of grid-connected PV systems. Components, sizing and production estimations, equipment selection strategies, and installation best practices will be covered by a trainer with extensive field experience designing and installing PV systems. Includes practical hands-on training.<br /> <br /> Running alongside the world&rsquo;s leading power event - Middle East Electricity, Solar Middle East provides the ideal meeting place for solar industry professionals from across the globe. With the current industry growth and expected developments in the region, Solar Middle East promises to be an <strong>essential</strong> event in the solar industry calendar.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.solarmiddleeast.ae/en/Forms/Pre-registrationForm/?prioritycode=sei1code&amp;utm_source=seiwebsite&amp;utm_medium=banner&amp;utm_campaign=smevisprom"><strong>More conference information...</strong></a></span></div> </div> </div> <div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <hr /> <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:18pt;"><strong>2014 Solar Professionals Certificate Program Candidate Selection</strong></span></div> <a href="http://www.solarenergy.org/sei-solar-professionals-certificate-program" target="_blank"><img align="none" alt="SPCP_banner" border="0" height="152" hspace="0" src="https://4880c2a2d6-custmedia.vresp.com/5adc4b12ab/SPCP_banner.jpg" style="width: 415px; height: 152px;" title="SPCP_banner" vspace="10" width="415" /></a> <div style="text-align: center;"><strong><a href="http://www.solarenergy.org/sei-solar-professionals-certificate-program" target="_blank">More Info about SEI&#39;s Solar Professionals Certificate Program</a></strong><br /> <span style="font-size:10pt;"><strong><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>or Call: 970-963-8855 x1</strong></span></strong></span></div> <p data-ft="{&quot;type&quot;:1,&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;K&quot;}" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-size:10pt;">The SEI Student Services Team is reviewing candidate applications for 2014 Solar Professionals Certificate Program (SPCP)</span> - Apply Today!</p> <p data-ft="{&quot;type&quot;:1,&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;K&quot;}" style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://solarenergytraining.org/mod/feedback/view.php?id=18783" target="_blank"><img align="none" alt="SPCP button" border="0" height="47" hspace="0" src="https://4880c2a2d6-custmedia.vresp.com/5adc4b12ab/SPCP%20button.jpg" style="width: 254px; height: 47px;" title="SPCP button" vspace="0" width="254" /></a></p> <span style="font-size:10pt;">Applicants should apply as soon as possible in order for SEI Student Services advisors to schedule a training advising session before the next round of prerequisite courses.</span><br /> &nbsp; <hr /> <div style="text-align: left;"> <div> <div style="text-align: center;"><b><span style="font-size:14pt;">Work Trader Position Available at SEI!</span></b></div> <div><b><a href="http://www.solarenergy.org/work-trade-program"><img align="none" alt="lab_slider1" border="0" height="141" hspace="0" src="https://4880c2a2d6-custmedia.vresp.com/0928ba8e27/lab_slider1.jpg" style="width: 415px; height: 141px;" title="lab_slider1" vspace="5" width="415" /></a><br /> <span style="font-size:10pt;">Work trader position Title: </span></b><span style="font-size:10pt;">&nbsp;Summer workshop helper<br /> <a href="http://www.solarenergy.org/work-trade-program"><strong>Click here for application &gt;&gt;</strong></a></span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><span style="font-size:10pt;"><b>Description</b> &nbsp; This person will assist the Paonia office manager in taking care of students and staff during the busy summer months when hands-on lab classes are offered in Paonia. &nbsp;Duties include taking charge of student lounge (particularly the drink station), assisting with potlucks, helping students with use of solar ovens, running errands in town, help with recycling and composting, checking and cleaning bathrooms, data entry, mailing projects, making Records of Completion, etc. &nbsp;While not working directly with PV systems, this person will have a chance to converse with instructors and students and will be working in close proximity to SEI&rsquo;s hands-on PV lab.</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><span style="font-size:10pt;"><b>Dates:</b>&nbsp; This job will require more than one work-trader. Dates are mid-April to end of September 2014.</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><span style="font-size:10pt;"><b>Length</b>: &nbsp; This person will work 8-4 Monday-Friday. Open to flexible hours, or even working less than 8 hours per day which would enable one to work another part-time job.</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><span style="font-size:10pt;"><b>Lead:</b>&nbsp; Chris Smith</span><br /> &nbsp; <hr /></div> </div> <div style="text-align: center;"><br /> <span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>SEI Alumni Interview: </strong></span></span></span><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Whitney Painter<br /> Buglet Solar Electric Installation<img align="none" alt="boulder_crew" border="0" height="279" hspace="0" src="https://4880c2a2d6-custmedia.vresp.com/0928ba8e27/boulder_crew.jpg" style="width: 415px; height: 279px;" title="boulder_crew" vspace="5" width="415" /></strong></span><br /> &nbsp;</div> <span style="font-size:10pt;"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><strong>What you are currently doing in the solar industry?</strong></span><br /> <span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">We own a small PV installation business based in Golden, Buglet Solar Electric Installation. My partner, Bart Sheldrake, named the business after my childhood nickname. The two of us work together to design and install all of our systems as a team.</span></span> <div><span style="font-size:10pt;"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">&nbsp;<br /> <strong>How long have you been working in the solar industry?</strong></span></span></div> <span style="font-size:10pt;"> <span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">We started our business in 2006, and we&#39;ve been grateful to stay busy since then!</span></span> <div><span style="font-size:10pt;"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">&nbsp;<br /> <strong>What training did you take at SEI and how did it help advance your career?</strong></span></span></div> <span style="font-size:10pt;"> <span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">Both of us studied at the Paonia campus; Bart took the PV Design and Installation course, and I took the same course for women. At at this moment, in preparation for NABCEP recertification, Bart is looking forward to taking several online courses as well.</span></span> <div><span style="font-size:10pt;"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">&nbsp;<br /> <strong>Why are you a member of SEI?</strong></span></span></div> <span style="font-size:10pt;"> <span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">We are honored to be part of the SEI community because our industry is underpinned by the quality and integrity of SEI&#39;s educational offerings. Additionally, SEI provides a connection point for a variety of folks passionate about solar energy across our state--and across the globe. We believe that it&#39;s important to extend the ethic of sustainability to supporting SEI, as we all benefit from the foundational presence it provides for our work over time.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.solarenergyalumni.org/"><strong>If you would like to join SEI&#39;s Alumni and Friends Assocation - visit www.solarenergyalumni.org!</strong></a></span></span><br /> &nbsp; <hr /> <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Congratulations to Jerrod Bley<br /> Winner of SEI Alumni Essay Contest</strong></span><br /> <span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><a href="http://www.solarenergy.org/blog/my-sei-story-jerrod-bley"><img align="none" alt="jerrod_4" border="0" height="222" hspace="0" src="https://4880c2a2d6-custmedia.vresp.com/0928ba8e27/jerrod_4.jpg" style="width: 415px; height: 222px;" title="jerrod_4" vspace="5" width="415" /></a></span></span></div> <span style="font-size:10pt;"><strong>By Jerrod Bley - SEI Alumnus</strong><br /> I attended my first SEI class in July of 2013. It was the PVOL 101 course and I was very, very pleased with what I experienced. Since then I have attended a week long course in Paonia and recently completed another online course. Within a half year I have attended and completed three courses in all. I must say they have all been outstanding!&nbsp;<br /> <br /> What I learned through SEI is the caliber of intelligent instruction I have been looking for over the past few years. I have taken other, shorter courses in PV technologies and applications, but they never really provided the depth of instruction I was interested in. 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