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SEI Alumni

Solar Energy International alumni are making amazing accomplishments in the renewables industry all over the world. If you're a SEI alum and would like a profile on this page, please send a short bio and photo (see below for examples) to SEI's Marketing Dept.

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Check out what some of our alumni are doing:


Blake Jones

Blake Jones is president of Colorado-based Namaste Solar Electric, an employee-owned solar PV company with more than
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Anna Bautista

Anna Bautista is the training and volunteer coordinator in the Los Angeles area for Grid Alternatives. Grid Alternatives empowers communities in need by providing renewable energy and energy
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Joe Schwartz

Joe Schwartz is executive editor and CEO of Home Power magazine and
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Paul Puhr

As the Commercial Monitoring Integration Lead at SunPower Corporation, Paul Puhr is in involved with system monitoring and data acquisition work for commercial, commercial value added reseller and
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Lee Feliciano

Lee Feliciano is EVP with CarbonFree Technology Corp, based in Scottsdale, AZ. CarbonFree develops commercial solar projects using Solar Services Agreements (also known as PPAs) where a third-party
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Thaniel Bishop

Thaniel Bishop began working in the electrical field in 2002 while working for Pioneer Solar & Electric (PS&E). In 2005, they began focusing the company's efforts in the renewable energy
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Joshua J. Trought

Joshua J Trought is Executive Director of D Acres of New Hampshire. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Colorado in Boulder, where he participated in School Year
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Lura Griffiths

Lura Griffiths is an alumna of Solar Energy International as well as a former office volunteer, and a graduate of the Renewable Energy Engineering program at the
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Corey Shalanski

Corey Shalanski taught high school science in New York City prior to arriving at Solar Energy International
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Joe Byers

LCDR Charles (Joe) Byers, a native of Dublin, GA, has been Director of Solar Energy Technologies for iEnergyInc since his honorable retirement from from the U.S. Navy. His interests include advanced
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Jonathan Mizrachi

Jonathan Mizrachi attended Solar Energy International's solar training in the summer of 2008. He quickly put the knowledge he acquired at SEI to good use, selling and installing more than 20 solar
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Morgan Williams

Morgan is the founder and Executive Director of Flux Farm, and President of
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Steve Holmberg

Steve recently became the International Field Operations Project Manager for Skyline Solar in Mountain View, CA. His current project is managing the largest CPV installation in Latin America in
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Justin Pickford

Justin Pickford spent the entire month of June at SEI taking our PV101, PV201L, PV203, PV301L and the NABCEP Entry Level Exam. Justin’s enthusiasm, sense of humor and amazing positive attitude made
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Oliver Strube

Oliver recently founded 350 Media, a company which serves clean-tech publishers, bloggers, and marketers of green products and services through innovative advertising solutions and consulting
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Timothy Schettino

After taking workshops at SEI Tim "Pop-top" Schettino went over to Oman with the US Fulbright Program to work on traditional irrigation systems. Tim works in the Bedouin area of Oman where
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David Hill

David took SEI courses in 2010, and then went off to Nepal where he volunteered with the Himalayan Light Foundation. David and his teenage son helped install solar PV systems at remote health
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Claire Lowstuter

After taking SEI's Renewable Energy for the Developing World course, Claire became a Peace Corps volunteer in Northern Ethiopia, where she is working on promoting fuel efficient stoves. Claire
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