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RE100: Introduction to Renewable Energy

SEI’s Free Online Course! Welcome to the world of renewable energy!  RE100 is a free course that covers the basics of renewable energy, and is a great introduction for those new to the field, those who are looking to make a career change, or those who just want to learn more about energy from the […]

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ER100: Introducción a las energias renovables – En línea

Las fuentes de energía renovable están en todo nuestro alrededor: agua, viento, sol… cada día más personas las utilizan como parte de su vida diaria. 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 formarse y […]

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

PV101 is your gateway to a career in the solar industry.  It all starts with the fundamentals, and a solid understanding of various components, system architectures, and applications for PV systems.  Other topics include site analysis, system sizing, array configuration, and performance estimation; electrical design characteristics such as wiring, overcurrent protection, and grounding; a detailed […]

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

PVOL101 is your gateway to a career in the solar industry.  It all starts with the fundamentals, and a solid understanding of various components, system architectures, and applications for PV systems.  Other topics include site analysis, system sizing, array configuration, and performance estimation; electrical design characteristics such as wiring, overcurrent protection, and grounding; a detailed […]

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PV110: Solar Training – Solar Water Pumping

There is almost something magical about using energy from the sun to pump water – and often the sunnier it is the more water is needed! This three day course combines presentations with hands­-on experience and tours of local, operating systems.  There are many different types of pumps ­- some of which are more appropriate […]

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

Put the classroom theory into practice with the ultimate hands-­on PV experience available! This five day lab class offers students the opportunity to work closely with experienced PV professionals. You will gain valuable insight and experience while installing and commissioning multiple PV systems consisting of modules, inverters, and racking components from a wide range of manufacturers that are all […]

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

Take a deep dive into National Electrical Code (NEC® 2014) standards as well as other best practices that pertain to designing grid­-direct PV systems. The focus in PV202 is on residential and commercial­-scale systems, but the Code requirements, design parameters, and best practices are applicable to all types and sizes of PV installations. Detailed lessons address requirements for disconnects, […]

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

Take a deep dive into National Electrical Code (NEC® 2014) standards as well as other best practices that pertain to designing grid­-direct PV systems. The focus in PVOL202 is on residential and commercial­-scale systems, but the Code requirements, design parameters, and best practices are applicable to all types and sizes of PV installations. Detailed lessons address requirements for disconnects, […]

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PV203: Solar Training – PV System Fundamentals (Battery-Based)

Energy storage has been a part of many PV systems since the beginning, but now the market is growing like never before. In PV203 the focus is on the fundamentals of battery­-based PV systems. The applications and configurations are many, and their complexity far exceeds that of grid­-direct PV systems.  Components such as batteries, charge controllers, and battery­-based inverters […]

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PVOL203: Solar Training – PV System Fundamentals (Battery-Based) – Online

Energy storage has been a part of many PV systems since the beginning, but now the market is growing like never before. In PVOL203 the focus is on the fundamentals of battery­-based PV systems. The applications and configurations are many, and their complexity far exceeds that of grid­-direct PV systems. Components such as batteries, charge controllers, and battery­-based inverters […]

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

There are many opportunities for different careers in the PV industry, including the business and sales side of it. Addressing the topics in the NABCEP PV Technical Sales task analysis, PVOL206 focuses on business principles, financial analysis, and system financing. This course is geared toward students who are interested in, or who already are working in, the business […]

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

This five day lab class is an amazing opportunity to get hands-­on experience with a wide range of battery-­based PV system components and architectures at SEI’s world­-class lab facility in Paonia, Colorado. Working in small groups with instructors who live and breathe battery-­based PV, students install, test, and commission numerous PV systems with energy storage that address a wide […]

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PV303: Solar Training – Advanced PV Multimode and Microgrid Design (Battery-Based)

Among the most complex PV systems, multimode systems and microgrids have many applications and demand for them is growing fast. Whether powering a campus, providing backup for when the grid is down, or reducing peak demand, there are numerous benefits of PV systems with energy storage that can interact with the utility grid ­ or act as their […]

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PVOL303: Solar Training – Advanced PV Multimode and Microgrid Design (Battery-Based) – Online

Among the most complex PV systems, multimode systems and microgrids have many applications and demand for them is growing fast. Whether powering a campus, providing backup for when the grid is down, or reducing peak demand, there are numerous benefits of PV systems with energy storage that can interact with the utility grid ­ or act as their […]

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PV304: Solar Training – Advanced PV Stand-alone System Design (Battery-Based)

Off-­grid was where PV got its start – with so many applications for stand­-alone power, and continual new developments and cost reductions in energy storage technology, this sector of the market is growing like never before. Detailed analysis of load considerations, charge controller sizing, and specifying stand-­alone inverters is followed by numerous design examples that address the wide ranging […]

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PVOL304: Solar Training – Advanced PV Stand-alone System Design (Battery-Based) – Online

Off-­grid was where PV got its start – with so many applications for stand­-alone power, and continual new developments and cost reductions in energy storage technology, this sector of the market is growing like never before. Detailed analysis of load considerations, charge controller sizing, and specifying stand-­alone inverters is followed by numerous design examples that address the wide ranging […]

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PVOL350: Solar Training – Tools and Techniques for Operation and Maintenance – Online

PVOL350 is an advanced online training targeted towards solar professionals who want to take their technical skills to the next level. This course is geared towards training PV technicians to safely and effectively perform operations and maintenance (O&M) tasks including inspections, commissioning, performance verification, and troubleshooting. Likewise, those managing fleet operations and system data will […]

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

PV351L is an intensive, advanced training designed for solar professionals already working in the PV industry who want to take their technical skills to the next level ­ and gain hands-­on experience with a wide range of advanced analytical tools and meters. A mix of classroom and lab time, theory is immediately applied in the field, with a […]

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CE501: 2011 National Electric Code Updates for the Solar Professional

NABCEP CE Hours: 3 Code Based/Other/(JTA-Tech Sales).  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. NABCEP CE Hours: 3 Code Based/Other

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CE505: Code Compliant Roof Mounting & Waterproof Flashing

NABCEP CE Hours: 2 JTA/Other.  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

NABCEP CE Hours: 3 Code Based/Other/(JTA – Tech Sales).  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 […]

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CE510: Tips, Tools and Techniques of the Solar Industry

NABCEP CE Hours: 2 JTA/Other.  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; […]

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

NABCEP CE Hours: 2 JTA/Other.  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 […]

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

NABCEP CE Hours: 2 JTA/Other.  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 […]

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CE516: 2014 National Electrical Code® and PV Systems

NABCEP CE Hours: 3 Code/Other/(JTA-Tech Sales).  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 […]

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CE517: Performance Modeling of PV Systems

NABCEP CE Hours: 3.5 JTA/Other.  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 […]

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CE518: Basics of PV Site Analysis

NABCEP CE Hours: 1 JTA/Other.  Visiting a site and gathering key electrical and structural information is an important step in designing a code-compliant PV system. In this Continuing Education class, students will learn the basic information required to gather from a proposed site. Whether a small residential grid-direct system or a large commercial PV system, […]

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CE519: Off-grid System Considerations

NABCEP CE Hours: 2 JTA/Other. There are many things to consider when sizing and designing an off-grid PV system.  In this continuing education course we’ll take a high level overview that will primarily focus on DC coupled off-grid systems.  We’ll discuss the different components in an off-grid system.  Then we’ll look at the different design […]

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CE520: Introduction to SketchUp PV System Modeling

NABCEP Hours: 24 advanced training hours/ NABCEP CE hours: 6 Non-Tech/Other.  In this course we will establish fundamental SketchUp modeling methods and techniques for creating a 3-dimensional realistic residential roof and designing photovoltaic (PV) module layouts to go on the roof. We will be incorporating roof face setbacks and pathways to meet code requirements and […]

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

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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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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FVOL203: Fundamentos de Sistemas Fotovoltaicos Basados En Baterías – En Línea

El almacenamiento de energía ha sido una parte de muchos Sistema fotovoltaicos (FV) desde el comienzo, pero ahora el Mercado está creciendo como nunca antes se había visto. El curso FVOL203 se centra en los fundamentos de los sistemas FV basados en baterías. Existen muchas aplicaciones y configuraciones, su complejidad es mucho mayor que los […]

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FV301L: Laboratorio Fotovoltaico de Sistemas Basados en Baterías – Práctico

Esta clase de laboratorio de  cinco días es una gran oportunidad para obtener experiencia práctica en una amplia gama de componentes en sistemas fotovoltaicos (FV) basados en baterías en nuestras instalaciones de capacitación de clase mundial en Colorado, EE.UU. El trabajo es realizado en grupos pequeños con instructores que viven y respiran la energía fotovoltaica […]

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NAB-PV: NABCEP PV Associate Exam

Solar Energy International proctors the NABCEP PV Associate Exam (formerly known as the NABCEP PV Entry Level Exam) 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 […]

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