RECENT NEWS FROM SEI

Happy Summer Solstice! Are you 100 for 100?

June 19th, 2018|Comments Off on Happy Summer Solstice! Are you 100 for 100?

Paul Ruiz envisions a world powered by renewable energy.

He grew up in an off-grid cabin in the rural mountains of Costa Rica powered by solar and hydropower. He accessed electricity for the essentials only – lighting and refrigeration. He rode wild horses, wrangled cattle, and built things with his hands. As a young adult he […]

SEI Instructor Highlight: Meet Eissa Ali

June 18th, 2018|Comments Off on SEI Instructor Highlight: Meet Eissa Ali

From enrolling in Solar Energy International (SEI)’s RE100: Introduction to Renewable Energy to supervising the transition of more than 522 mobile network stations from conventional power supply to Off-Grid and Hybrid solar systems in Sudan, Mali, Ethiopia and Egypt, SEI Instructor Eissa Ali credits SEI’s solar energy training for his success in the solar industry. […]

Solar Energy International and Shams Global Solutions Leaders of Solar Training in Oman

June 18th, 2018|Comments Off on Solar Energy International and Shams Global Solutions Leaders of Solar Training in Oman

Solar Energy International (SEI) and Shams Global Solutions (SGS), a local Omani company, have partnered to launch Oman’s first and only certified solar photovoltaic training course! The course, PV101: Solar Electric Design and Installation (Grid-Direct) is officially certified by Oman’s Distribution Code Review Panel (DCRP) and supports applications to become a DCRP approved Solar Professional. […]

Solar Energy International (SEI) selects Gunnison County’s Coldharbour Institute as first partnered community in ‘Solar Forward’ program

June 13th, 2018|Comments Off on Solar Energy International (SEI) selects Gunnison County’s Coldharbour Institute as first partnered community in ‘Solar Forward’ program

GUNNISON, CO- Solar Energy International (SEI), an industry leader in solar energy technical training, kicks off their newest program, Solar Forward, in Colorado’s Western Slope through a partnership with the Coldharbour Institute in Gunnison County.

The Solar Forward program gives nonprofits or community groups located in rural Colorado communities the opportunity to partner with SEI […]

SEI Teams Up with Remote Energy to Train Ugandan Engineers on Solar Water Pumping Design

June 1st, 2018|Comments Off on SEI Teams Up with Remote Energy to Train Ugandan Engineers on Solar Water Pumping Design

In mid-May, a team of eight Ugandan engineers and one sociologist from the Ministry of Water & the Environment made the long journey to SEI headquarters in Paonia, CO to learn about solar water pumping design. The Ugandan Ministry of Water installs large community-sized water pumping systems, and the group came to SEI as a […]

Did you know SEI is considered one of the GREENEST schools in the world?

May 31st, 2018|Comments Off on Did you know SEI is considered one of the GREENEST schools in the world?

When you come to SEI’s Paonia, Colorado training facility for your hands-on lab experience, the solar PV systems you see throughout our facility are all part of the renewable energy magic that keeps our non-profit operations going!

We have approximately 28kw of Solar PV operating here at SEI and we produce approximately 40,000 kWh per year […]

SEI launches Solar Forward: A new solar advising program for rural Colorado communities

May 30th, 2018|Comments Off on SEI launches Solar Forward: A new solar advising program for rural Colorado communities

This year, Solar Energy International (SEI) has launched a new statewide initiative for rural communities in Colorado. Read more about the program that powers rural Colorado communities into the future by starting or supporting solar markets: 

SEI is seeking communities interested in growing their local solar, renewable energy, and energy efficiency markets to participate in a […]

Take a deep dive into SEI campus’s battery technology and meet the lab yard’s first Lithium Ion battery

May 30th, 2018|Comments Off on Take a deep dive into SEI campus’s battery technology and meet the lab yard’s first Lithium Ion battery

Solar Energy International recently added a brand new SMA Sunny Island AC-coupled system to it’s battery-based hands-on training in the Paonia, Colorado lab yard. Danny Bailey, SEI’s PV Lab manager weighs in on system:

The new Sunny Island AC coupled system is comprised of the following components: The primary battery based inverter is an SMA, […]

Zero Mass Water system wows students and Solar Fair attendees

May 22nd, 2018|Comments Off on Zero Mass Water system wows students and Solar Fair attendees

SEI would like to send a big shout out to Zero Mass Water for taking water vapor in the air and condensing it to a drinkable form!  Recently, SEI, through a generous donation by board member and instructor Ken Gardner, acquired a Zero Mass Water unit that with the aid of PV can take everyday […]

In Colorado next month: Come out to the Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association Summer Solstice (We’ll be there!)

May 18th, 2018|Comments Off on In Colorado next month: Come out to the Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association Summer Solstice (We’ll be there!)

A message from the Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association (COSEIA): “Join COSEIA and New Energy Colorado at our Summer Solstice Concert in the park! Celebrate with us with fantastic live music, food and drinks as we celebrate our successes and an industry and prepare for the future. 

Our event will be held on Wednesday June 20th […]