RECENT NEWS FROM SEI

SEI Co-Founder and Newest Board Member, Johnny Weiss, Travels to Tanzania

February 28th, 2019|Comments Off on SEI Co-Founder and Newest Board Member, Johnny Weiss, Travels to Tanzania

Johnny Weiss, retired Co-Founder and newest board member, is currently in Tanzania working
with SEI alum, Lukas Kariongi, in developing local solar capacity.
In 1997, was an eager young Maasai from East Africa who traveled to SEI to be trained as a
solar technician. He attended as a tuition scholarship student. His participation was initiated and
sponsored by Dave […]

Exciting changes on the SEI Board!

February 28th, 2019|Comments Off on Exciting changes on the SEI Board!

We are pleased to announce Johnny Weiss, retired SEI Co-Founder, has joined our Board of Directors. Johnny brings his passion for SEI’s charitable and outreach programs to our diverse group of directors. Since his retirement from SEI in 2012, Johnny has focused his efforts on capacity building in Tanzania with SEI alum Lukas Kariongi (see […]

Register Today! NABCEP Continuing Education Conference in San Diego March 25-28

February 26th, 2019|Comments Off on Register Today! NABCEP Continuing Education Conference in San Diego March 25-28

Will you be attending the NABCEP CE Conference March 25-28? Many of our students and alumni will be there, and we highly recommend getting connected with NABCEP if you are serious about a career in solar energy! This is one of the MUST ATTEND conferences for solar professionals in the industry. More information.
ABOUT THE NABCEP […]

The Levi Heinold/Mountain Power Scholarship

February 21st, 2019|Comments Off on The Levi Heinold/Mountain Power Scholarship

Scott Ely and Sunsense Solar created this scholarship to honor Levi Heinold by empowering aspiring solar professionals to complete SEI’s entry-level solar training and certification.
From Scott Ely:

One of my best friends and long-time solar buddy, Levi Heinold, passed away in late February of 2018.  As I continue to wrestle with this reality, I got to […]

SEI’s letter to Colorado Governor Jared Polis: Ambitious renewable energy goals? We can help!

February 21st, 2019|Comments Off on SEI’s letter to Colorado Governor Jared Polis: Ambitious renewable energy goals? We can help!

Colorado Governor Jared Polis was sworn into office in January touting the nation’s most ambitious renewable energy goal, 100% renewable energy by 2040. This goal surpasses the notably progressive states of Hawaii and California, which have historically paved the way to RE-friendly policies, with both pledging to make the switch by 2045.

Solar Energy International (SEI)’s […]

Solar Forward: Gunnison ‘Solarize’ launch garners community support and media recognition

February 12th, 2019|Comments Off on Solar Forward: Gunnison ‘Solarize’ launch garners community support and media recognition

What can bring an entire community together on a dark winter night in sub-zero degree temperatures? A favorite local brewery and the power of solar energy!

Last week, the Solarize Gunnison County Team kicked off their Solarize program with a launch event for the community at High Alpine Brewing Co. in Gunnison, Colorado. The event, […]

SEI is leading two FREE technical seminars at Middle East Electricity, sign up for a free visitor’s pass today!

January 24th, 2019|Comments Off on SEI is leading two FREE technical seminars at Middle East Electricity, sign up for a free visitor’s pass today!

In less than two months Solar Energy International (SEI) will be leading two free technical seminars at Middle East Electricity running March 5-7 in Dubai. If you haven’t already registered, you can sign up for a free visitor’s pass to attend the  “world’s largest power conference,” which includes power professionals from over 130 countries and […]

Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association (COSEIA) releases ‘7 Principles on How To Get To 100% Clean Energy by 2040’: Solar Forward can help

January 9th, 2019|Comments Off on Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association (COSEIA) releases ‘7 Principles on How To Get To 100% Clean Energy by 2040’: Solar Forward can help

This week, the Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association (COSEIA), released a new report titled “7 Principles on How To Get To 100% Clean Energy by 2040.”

According to their blog post announcing the report, “Colorado is in the middle of a dynamic evolution in the generation and delivery of electricity because customers are demanding choices and direct […]

More than Energy Savings: Why Your School Should Go Solar

December 20th, 2018|Comments Off on More than Energy Savings: Why Your School Should Go Solar

Written by Stefan Johnson, SEI AmeriCorps VISTA
In Western Colorado, where Solar Energy International (SEI) is headquartered, we’ve been applying our industry-leading technical training to the education of the next generation. Most of the 65,000 individuals who have received our training have been adults,  but we’re increasing our impact with younger demographics by partnering with high […]

Congratulations from SEI: Solar Access Team wins first place for innovative community solar business model

December 19th, 2018|Comments Off on Congratulations from SEI: Solar Access Team wins first place for innovative community solar business model

Solar Energy International wants to acknowledge and congratulate the Access Solar team for taking first place in the business model pitch competition, and second place in the business plan presentation competition, that represented the culmination of their work in Colorado State University’s Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise (GSSE) MBA program. The team is made up […]