RECENT NEWS FROM SEI

Secure your spot for the Colorado Solar Career Expo powered by Solar Ready Colorado

February 18th, 2018|Comments Off on Secure your spot for the Colorado Solar Career Expo powered by Solar Ready Colorado

Solar Energy International (SEI), Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association (COSEIA), and GRID Alternatives are teaming up again to bring you the Colorado Solar Career Expo powered by Solar Ready Colorado. The Colorado Solar Career Expo will take place on March 14 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Aurora Conference Center in Aurora, […]

SEI Alum spearheads Village Solar Technician Accreditation (ViSTA) Program in the Philippines

February 18th, 2018|Comments Off on SEI Alum spearheads Village Solar Technician Accreditation (ViSTA) Program in the Philippines

In the fall, Solar Energy International (SEI) received a message from an organization in the Philippines, Stiftung SolarEnergie (StS), sharing updates on how classes positively impacted their organization.

StS’s mission is to “empower rural and marginalized villages throughout the Philippines by providing access to sustainable solar energy solutions.” Their focus areas are empowering schools, health […]

History of solar documentary, ‘Solar Roots,’ to screen in Paonia, Colorado

February 14th, 2018|Comments Off on History of solar documentary, ‘Solar Roots,’ to screen in Paonia, Colorado

PAONIA, Colorado — Renewable energy advocates and solar training professionals will have the chance to see the story of the start of the modern solar photovoltaic (PV) industry through the eyes of its pioneers. On March 26, Solar Energy International (SEI) and the Paradise Theatre in Paonia, Colorado, present “Solar Roots – The Pioneers of […]

SEI’s updated PVOL202: Advanced PV System Design and the NEC course launches February 26th!

February 14th, 2018|Comments Off on SEI’s updated PVOL202: Advanced PV System Design and the NEC course launches February 26th!

Want to learn about Photovoltaic (PV) Design and the 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC) from a technical team with over 100 years of collective solar industry experience? Take Solar Energy International (SEI)’s updated PVOL202: Advanced PV System Design and the NEC course, which launches February 26th!

Last October,  SEI’s PV Curriculum Development Team decided it was […]

Alumni Spotlight: SEI student alum is site superintendent on a 6.6 MW solar farm

February 12th, 2018|Comments Off on Alumni Spotlight: SEI student alum is site superintendent on a 6.6 MW solar farm

From Solar Energy International (SEI) student to site supervisor, we love to share success stories like those of Solar Training Alumni Andrew Niles, who began his solar journey at the Solar Ready Vets Cohort at Fort Carson, Colorado, where SEI was giving classes.

Andrew is currently a site supervisor at Strata Solar based out of […]

2017 National Solar Jobs Census: SEI supports solar job market growth

February 8th, 2018|Comments Off on 2017 National Solar Jobs Census: SEI supports solar job market growth

The 2017 National Solar Jobs Census, the leading and most comprehensive report on solar labor market trends in the United States, was made public on Wednesday, January 2, revealing that solar jobs increased in 29 states with emerging solar markets including Utah, Arizona, Minnesota, New York, New Jersey, Tennessee and others.

The annual report, by […]

Solar Energy International, Western join forces: Partnership to offer college-level courses in solar energy

February 5th, 2018|Comments Off on Solar Energy International, Western join forces: Partnership to offer college-level courses in solar energy

GUNNISON, Colo. – Solar Energy International (SEI) and Western State Colorado University are proud to announce a groundbreaking partnership through the Western Extended Studies Department that will give students the ability to receive college credit for SEI’s industry-recognized solar training program. Through a dual enrollment agreement, students will be able to enroll in SEI’s classes offered […]

Solar Energy International (SEI) Represented on the 2020 NFPA Code-Making Panel 4 for the National Electrical Code (NEC)

January 31st, 2018|Comments Off on Solar Energy International (SEI) Represented on the 2020 NFPA Code-Making Panel 4 for the National Electrical Code (NEC)

Nationally, SEI is directly involved with the 2020 National Electrical Code (NEC). Rebekah Hren, (Principal) and Brian Mehalic (Alternate) represent SEI on NFPA Code-Making Panel 4 for the NEC. At the First Draft meeting in January, they worked with other panel members to review and respond to hundreds of public inputs submitted for consideration as […]

Solar Service Projects in the Himalaya, in memory of SEI Instructor Mike Sullivan

January 30th, 2018|Comments Off on Solar Service Projects in the Himalaya, in memory of SEI Instructor Mike Sullivan

Solar Service Projects in the Himalaya, in memory of SEI Instructor Mike Sullivan! Click here to learn more and apply: https://www.sanjuancollege.edu/learning/departments/global-studies/travel-study/india-solar-project-in-the-himalaya/

SEI is pleased to share San Juan Community College’s Solar Project in the Himalaya, from June 16-29 in the Ladakh region of northern India. The class will be limited to 12 people. Not only will participants […]

A message from SEI Executive Director Kathy Swartz–Thank you!

January 30th, 2018|Comments Off on A message from SEI Executive Director Kathy Swartz–Thank you!

To Our Supporters, Friends, and Alumni,

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! We are so pleased to announce that we reached our goal of raising $120,000 to build our first international training facility in Costa Rica! We couldn’t have done it without you!

The solar training facility in Costa Rica will serve people within the region, including […]