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PV101: Solar Training – Solar Electric Design and Installation (Grid-Direct)

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: system components, site analysis, PV module criteria, mounting solutions, safety, and commissioning. The course […]

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PV110: Solar Training – Solar Water Pumping

This three-day hands-on workshop covers pumping technologies, PV modules, system sizing, and component selection. Includes pump descriptions and comparisons with information on trackers, linear current boosters, and other associated equipment. In addition alternative methods of water pumping are presented and discussed including hydraulic ram pumps, river pumps, and spiral pumps. The workshop will include laboratory […]

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PVOL101: Solar Training – Solar Electric Design and Installation (Grid-Direct) – Online

This online solar training course establishes fundamental concepts required for safe, code-compliant design and installation of photovoltaic (PV) systems, with a focus on residential-sized grid-direct solar electric systems.  The goal of the course is to create a fundamental understanding of the core concepts necessary to work with all PV systems, including:  system components, site analysis, […]

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PVOL101W: Solar Training – Women’s Solar Electric Design and Installation (Grid-Direct) – Online

With female-only instructors and participants, this online course offers women a uniquely supportive learning environment to build their solar knowledge foundation. This course offers the same curriculum as SEI’s co-ed PVOL101, but is intended to further encourage participants to get ALL those solar questions answered and offer networking opportunities with each other and existing women […]

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RE100: Introduction to Renewable Energy

SEI’s Free Online Course! Introduction to Renewable Energy (RE100) is an online course for those who wish to learn the basics of renewable energy – including where it is found, how we can harvest it for use in our homes, and how it can help ease pressures on the environment. You will not become an […]

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PV201L: Solar Training – Solar Electric Lab Week (Grid-Direct)

This is the ultimate hands-on experience available! This solar training workshop offers five days of hands-on installation practice with grid-direct systems at SEI’s world-class PV Lab training facility in Paonia, Colorado. The maximum eight to one student-to-instructor ratio and comprehensive lab setting create the perfect environment to get your first hands-on PV experience.

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PV201LW: Solar Training – Womens’ Solar Electric Lab Week (Grid-Direct)

With female-only instructors and participants, this hands-on course offers women a uniquely supportive learning environment to build their solar knowledge foundation. This course offers the same curriculum as SEI’s co-ed PV201L, but is intended to further encourage participants to get ALL those solar questions answered and offer networking opportunities with each other and existing women […]

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PV202: Solar Training – Advanced PV System Design and the NEC (Grid-Direct)

Apply National Electrical Code (NEC) standards and industry best practices to residential and commercial grid-direct solar electric systems to ensure safe, code-compliant design and installation. This solar training workshop builds upon the core concepts from PV101, expanding them to address larger, more complex grid-direct PV systems. PV202 focuses significantly on the National Electrical Code, including […]

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PV203 PREP: Solar Training – Battery-based PV System Fundamentals – Online

The goal of this course is to provide a solid understanding of the fundamental concepts necessary to work with battery-based PV systems, including the purpose, applications, and design criteria for different types of charge controllers, batteries, and battery-based inverters.  Students will learn to perform application-based load analysis, how to configure battery banks to meet energy […]

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PV203 PREP: Solar Training – Battery-based PV System Fundamentals – On Demand

The goal of this course is to provide a solid understanding of the fundamental concepts necessary to work with battery-based PV systems, including the purpose, applications, and design criteria for different types of charge controllers, batteries, and battery-based inverters.  Students will learn to perform application-based load analysis, how to configure battery banks to meet energy […]

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PVOL202: Solar Training – Advanced PV System Design and the NEC (Grid-Direct) – Online

Apply National Electrical Code (NEC) standards and industry best practices to residential and commercial grid-direct solar electric systems to ensure safe, code-compliant design and installation. This online solar training workshop builds upon the core concepts from PV101, expanding them to address larger, more complex grid-direct PV systems.

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PVOL206: Solar Training – Solar Business and Technical Sales – Online

This online solar training course, has been developed from the ground up with a strong focus on business principals and non-technical financial and economics topics, and is directly aligned with the NABCEP PV Technical Sales task analysis. This workshop is for those currently working in the solar industry or hoping to work in solar sales.

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PV301L: Solar Training – Solar Electric Lab Week (Battery-Based)

This workshop offers five days of hands-on installation practice with battery-based systems at SEI’s world-class PV Lab training facility in Paonia, Colorado. Safely install, test, and commission battery-based PV systems in this solar training workshop. Lab stations are comprised of both stand-alone and grid-tied with battery back-up systems, and include both AC and DC coupled […]

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PV351L: Solar Training – PV Systems – Tools and Techniques for Operation and Maintenance Lab Week (Grid-Direct)

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 […]

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PVOL303: Solar Training – Advanced Battery-based PV System Design: Series I – Online

PV303 Series I includes three courses on advanced topics regarding the design and installation of battery-based PV systems, with a focus on grid-connected systems. Students work through step-by-step design processes for grid-tied systems with a wide range of equipment specifications; learn best practices for reliable and safe system design and installation; and also focus on […]

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PVOL304: Solar Training – Advanced Battery-based PV System Design: Series II – Online

PV304 Series II includes three courses on advanced design and installation of battery-based PV systems, with a focus on off-grid systems.  Students work through step-by-step design processes and learn best practices specific to off-grid PV systems.

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CE501: 2011 National Electric Code Updates for the Solar Professional

This online solar training webinar provides a professional training opportunity targeted to a highly technical audience seeking 2011 National Electric Code updates and how they affect the solar professional and PV system installation and design.

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CE505: Code Compliant Roof Mounting & Waterproof Flashing

Roof penetrations are a tremendous liability for solar installers. This presentation will cover important roofing codes and methods to meet roofing best practices.

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CE506: Code-compliant Conductor Sizing for Grid-direct PV Systems

PV system conductors operate in extreme environments – fortunately the 2011 NEC brought much needed clarity to wire sizing for PV systems.  This online solar training webinar is an in-depth look at the step-by-step process to meet ampacity and voltage drop requirements for all circuits in grid-direct PV systems.

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CE510: Tips, Tools and Techniques of the Solar Industry

Veteran SEI instructor Ken Gardner shares lessons learned from on-the-job experience and best practices compiled from a variety of industry leaders over the years.  This two-hour presentation covers: tools used in the solar industry; residential and commercial solar installation examples; transformerless inverter installations; off-grid and grid-tie with battery backup considerations; load side connections; and ballasted […]

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CE511: PV System O&M Strategies and Techniques

This is a two hour discussion about operations and maintenance (O&M) of grid-direct PV systems.  Long-term, reliable operation is critical to ensure peak productivity and predictable return-on-investment (ROI).  As such, O&M is a contractual obligation in commercial and utility scale applications, and a likely growth area for all PV markets in the future.

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CE512: AC Coupling

Although the concept of AC coupling has been maturing over the last ten years or so, there are still many questions that surround this unique model of grid tied battery backup and stand-alone systems. This webinar will explore the basics behind AC coupling by explaining what it is, how it is accomplished, the advantages of […]

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CE513: Rooftop PV: What You Need to Know About Roof Systems

This webinar will provide the basics about how roofs function and will explain in detail considerations specific to roof systems when PV systems are installed.  Designers and installers will learn how to integrate PV arrays with roof systems.  Drainage, wind resistance, fire resistance, loads, thermal movement, maintenance and safety will be discussed thoroughly.The goal of […]

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CE514: Rooftop PV: What You Need To Know About Building and Fire Codes

This webinar will discuss the new code requirements for PV installations in easy-to-understand ways so the codes become less intimidating.  You’re probably very familiar with the electric code requirements, but are you familiar with the building and fire codes?  This webinar will get you up to speed so you install PV systems that are building […]

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CE516: 2014 National Electrical Code® and PV Systems

The National Electrical Code® drives industry-wide best practices as well as product development cycles of PV component manufacturers, so whether you’re an installer, designer, manufacturer, engineer, or building official, it’s critical to stay on top of the game.  This webinar addresses significant changes in the 2014 Code that impact PV system design and installation, for […]

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CE517: Performance Modeling of PV Systems

Estimating the production of PV systems is critical for their success.  Modeling is required for any sort of financial calculations, as well as for back-testing system performance.  Furthermore, different system design architectures and equipment choices can easily be simulated and compared, which can lead to more efficient, better performing systems being installed.  

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ER100: En línea – Introducción a las energias renovables

Las fuentes de energía renovable están en todos nuestros alrededores: agua, viento, sol… y cada día más personas las utilizan como parte de su día a día. Las utilizamos para calentar nuestros hogares en épocas frías, para operar nuestros electrodomésticos, ducharnos con agua caliente, irrigar campos con agua para agricultura, etc. Hay amplio espacio para […]

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FVOL101: Diseño e Instalación de Sistemas Fotovoltaicos Conectados a la Red – En Linéa

El curso FVOL101 es el curso insignia de SEI, ideal para todos aquellos que quieran incursionarse en una carrera profesional en energía fotovoltaica. Brinda al alumno un nivel de comprensión fundamental en conceptos intrínsecos de todo sistema fotovoltaico interactivo, como componentes de un sistema, análisis de sitio, criterios de comparación entre módulos FV, dimensionamiento de […]

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FV101: Diseño e Instalación de Sistemas Fotovoltaicos Conectados a la Red – Presencial

El curso FV101 brinda al alumno un nivel de comprensión fundamental en los conceptos elementales e intrínsecos de todo sistema fotovoltaico interactivo. Está diseñado para ofrecerse de forma presencial a lo largo de 5 días. El curso tiene componentes teóricos, ejercicios de práctica, evaluaciones en clase y tareas. Cada mañana, los instructores realizan un repaso […]

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FV203 PREP: En línea – Fundamentos de diseño – Sistemas Fotovoltaicos basados en baterías

Este curso está diseñado para preparar al alumno en conceptos fundamentales para el diseño de Sistemas Fotovoltaicos Basados en Baterías (Sistemas FV BB). El alumno aprenderá sobre la función y las aplicaciones de distintos componentes de un sistema FV BB, como reguladores de carga, baterías e inversores basados en baterías. Se estudia el orden adecuado […]

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FV201L: Laboratorio Fotovoltaico de Sistemas Conectados a la Red – Práctico

¡Esta es la mejor y más completa experiencia de instalación disponible! Este taller de 5 días  ofrece experiencia práctica en instalación de sistemas FV interactivos reales, en nuestras instalaciones de capacitación de clase mundial en Colorado, EE.UU. Características como máximo ocho estudiantes por instructor y un campus lleno de distintos escenarios hacen de este laboratorio […]

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NAB-PV: NABCEP Entry Level Exam – PV

Solar Energy International proctors the NABCEP Entry Level Exam (ELE) in its Paper & Pencil format on select Friday evenings after some of our PV301L- Solar Electric Lab Week (Battery-Based). It is recommended that your education requirement be completed prior to registering to take the exam. You must call to register at 970-963-8855. See below […]

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