RECENT NEWS FROM SEI

SEI accepted to participate in the My Career Advancement Account Scholarship Program, provides financial assistance to military spouses

November 16th, 2018|Comments Off on SEI accepted to participate in the My Career Advancement Account Scholarship Program, provides financial assistance to military spouses

Solar Energy International (SEI) loves training active duty military and Veterans and now we can offer training funding for spouses too! We are excited to have been accepted to participate in the The My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Scholarship Program. MyCAA is a workforce development program (sponsored by The Department of Defense) and provides up […]

[PHOTOS] SEI kicks off first hands-on training in Muscat, Oman!

November 12th, 2018|Comments Off on [PHOTOS] SEI kicks off first hands-on training in Muscat, Oman!

Greetings from Muscat, Oman! It’s week three of classes and the first week ever of PVOL201L: Solar Electric Lab week (Grid-Direct). Our inaugural hands-on training experience in the Middle East kicks off with 16 students from installation companies, academia and more! Shout out to all of the work from our partners at Shams Global Solutions […]

Alumni Highlight: SEI Alum Edwin Bifelt founds solar company, celebrates major installation and local job creation

November 12th, 2018|Comments Off on Alumni Highlight: SEI Alum Edwin Bifelt founds solar company, celebrates major installation and local job creation

Solar energy training can have a life-changing impact on your career path. Solar Energy International (SEI) Alum Edwin Bifelt first took SEI training online in November of 2017. Not even a full year later, he founded a solar company and just celebrated completing the first phase of a 120 kW solar PV ground mount array […]

Thanks to SEI AmeriCorps VISTAs, Delta County becomes second smallest County in the U.S. to receive prestigious solar-friendly designation

October 12th, 2018|Comments Off on Thanks to SEI AmeriCorps VISTAs, Delta County becomes second smallest County in the U.S. to receive prestigious solar-friendly designation

Solar Energy International (SEI)’s AmeriCorps VISTAs helped pave the way for Delta County, Colorado to receive a Gold designation from the national SolSmart program for making it faster, easier, and more affordable for homes and businesses to go solar. The initial Bronze designation in 2017, also a VISTA-led effort, recognized Delta County for taking measurable […]

Solar Energy International (SEI) attends 11th annual Southern Colorado Construction Career Days

October 12th, 2018|Comments Off on Solar Energy International (SEI) attends 11th annual Southern Colorado Construction Career Days

This past month Solar Energy International (SEI) was invited to attend the 11th annual Southern Colorado Construction Career Days in Colorado Springs.  The mission of Construction Career Days is “To provide a venue for young people to explore the variety of career opportunities available in the construction industry upon graduation from high school. To host a day […]

Climate-related catastrophe is omnipresent, take action NOW with Solar Energy International (SEI)

October 11th, 2018|Comments Off on Climate-related catastrophe is omnipresent, take action NOW with Solar Energy International (SEI)

On Monday the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report that reveals the severe impact of climate change may be experienced well within the lifetime of the general world population, if dramatic policy changes don’t happen fast.

How fast? To prevent 2.7 degrees of warming, the report recommends that greenhouse pollution should be reduced […]

Are you taking advantage of SEI’s job board?

September 24th, 2018|Comments Off on Are you taking advantage of SEI’s job board?

SEI’s job board can help employers find qualified employees, and help job seekers find opportunities in the solar industry
Did you know that SEI has trained over 60,000+ people from all over the world on solar energy?  Did you also know that SEI hosts an exclusive job board that only our 60,000+ alumni can view?  If […]

Solar Forward: The importance of empowering community groups to “be the change” they want to see in their energy future

September 11th, 2018|Comments Off on Solar Forward: The importance of empowering community groups to “be the change” they want to see in their energy future

Solar Forward is on a mission to bring Solar Energy International (SEI)’s industry-leading solar expertise to communities throughout Colorado looking to kickstart solar markets. We are so excited to see solar growth efforts are ramping up in Gunnison County. As the school year gets underway, our program partners are starting their planning process for a […]

SEI Mourns the Loss of Ed Marston, Former Board President and Champion of SEI

September 7th, 2018|Comments Off on SEI Mourns the Loss of Ed Marston, Former Board President and Champion of SEI

By Kathy Swartz, Executive Director

I remember the day so clearly. We were gathered together and brainstorming SEI’s vision statement, and Ed Marston said, “What about ‘a world powered by renewable energy’?” And the room became quiet. It was perfect—visionary and simply stated.

It’s with great sorrow that I share with you that Ed Marston, long-time board […]

SEPA report predicts the rapid growth of solar+storage: SEI classes can help you get an edge on this emerging market

August 29th, 2018|Comments Off on SEPA report predicts the rapid growth of solar+storage: SEI classes can help you get an edge on this emerging market

This week, The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) released its 2018 Utility Energy Storage Market Snapshot. According to SEPA, the report delivers “unbiased analysis and figures based on verified interconnection data from over 130 US utilities.” This year’s Utility Energy Storage Market Snapshot covers the expanding applications of energy storage and key market trends.

Here are some […]