RECENT NEWS FROM SEI

Alumni Highlight: From SEI student to 165 MW of solar projects across Minnesota!

July 9th, 2019|Comments Off on Alumni Highlight: From SEI student to 165 MW of solar projects across Minnesota!

John Middendorf attended Solar Energy International in 2008.  After attending SEI, he worked for a small company called Apex out Saint Cloud, Minnesota.  At Apex, John worked on residential and small commercial systems.  In 2013, he started working for TruNorth Solar, where he built portfolios of up to 2.5 MW on rooftops and ground mounts.  […]

SEI spinoff program Solar Rollers inspires youth with solar

July 9th, 2019|Comments Off on SEI spinoff program Solar Rollers inspires youth with solar

A few years ago, SEI spun off Solar Rollers which was part of our Solar In the Schools program. Noah Davis started Solar Rollers, a PV-powered remote-controlled race car program for high schools, while working for SEI and went on to develop it into its own non-profit.  Solar Rollers is now in it’s 3rd year […]

Check out the solar-powered clipper trike making its way across the Western U.S.!

June 27th, 2019|Comments Off on Check out the solar-powered clipper trike making its way across the Western U.S.!

This month, Eric Goakes stopped by Solar Energy International (SEI)’s campus in Paonia, Colorado during is cross country journey in his solar-powered “Clipper Trike.” 

The Trike is quite impressive! It can go up to 20mph on highways and interstates, in addition to having regenerative breaking and cruise control. It has 270W of solar on the bike […]

Panasonic supports Solar Energy International (SEI) as key industry sponsor

June 20th, 2019|Comments Off on Panasonic supports Solar Energy International (SEI) as key industry sponsor

Program recognizes highly-valued industry sponsors with long-term commitment to advancing SEI’s vision of a world powered by renewable energy

PAONIA, Colo., – Solar Energy International (SEI) is excited to announce its collaboration with Panasonic Corporation of North America as a kilowatt-level  industry sponsor through SEI’s Industry Sponsorship Program. SEI is a nonprofit training organization which offers […]

Solar Forward: Successful Summit County Solarize launch, Montrose moves forward with planning process

June 10th, 2019|Comments Off on Solar Forward: Successful Summit County Solarize launch, Montrose moves forward with planning process

Solar Energy International (SEI)’s Solar Forward technical consulting program is helping communities kickstart solar markets across Colorado! We’re excited to share some recent updates.

SEI is currently partnered with the High Country Conservation Center (HC3) in Summit County, and a Montrose Solarize Coalition in the City of Montrose, providing technical assistance to both of these […]

Gunnison County experiences ‘surge of solar development’ following Solarize campaign supported by Solar Forward

June 10th, 2019|Comments Off on Gunnison County experiences ‘surge of solar development’ following Solarize campaign supported by Solar Forward

Results are in! Solar Energy International (SEI)’s first partnered community through the Solar Forward program, Gunnison County, has officially concluded their Solarize program. Their efforts resulted in over 100 kW of new, installed solar in the County, and solar market development that spans beyond the Solarize campaign.

Check out the final results by the numbers:

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Alumni Highlight: Engr. Muhammad Amjad Khan of Lomas Energy shares about the Sialkot Housing Compound

May 14th, 2019|Comments Off on Alumni Highlight: Engr. Muhammad Amjad Khan of Lomas Energy shares about the Sialkot Housing Compound

We love to highlight SEI alumni using the training they’ve learned in our classes out in the field. Engr. Muhammad Amjad Khan, Director of Operations at Lomas Energy Pvt. Ltd, shared an article with us about one of their most recent projects. Check out his article submission below:

Sialkot Housing Compound

April 2019 

Over the last 20 to […]

Solar Energy International (SEI) and Red Cloud Renewable Launch Tribal Train the Trainer Program

April 30th, 2019|Comments Off on Solar Energy International (SEI) and Red Cloud Renewable Launch Tribal Train the Trainer Program

SEI is proud to once again join hands with Red Cloud Renewable Energy Center (RCR) bringing advanced solar PV expertise, with an accessible technical curriculum that puts power into the hands of learners.  Our ‘Tribal Train the Trainer’ model creates a new web of skillful solar trainers, equipped to initiate solar teaching and related projects in their […]

SEI supporting EWB solar project to improve water system in orphanage and boarding school Wema Centre in Kenya

April 26th, 2019|Comments Off on SEI supporting EWB solar project to improve water system in orphanage and boarding school Wema Centre in Kenya

Karo Fernandez, SEI Curriculum Developer and Technical Instructor, traveled to the Wema Children’s Centre in Bukembe, Kenya volunteering for Engineers Without Borders Chicagoland Professional Chapter to support improvement efforts for the electrical and water pumping systems. This included solar site assessment and power calculations to shift the existing electrical water pump, currently not operating due to grid […]

Happy Earth Week: Here’s Your Chance to Win a FREE SEI Class!

April 15th, 2019|Comments Off on Happy Earth Week: Here’s Your Chance to Win a FREE SEI Class!

HAPPY EARTH WEEK! Monday, April 22 is officially Earth Day, but at Solar Energy International (SEI) every day is Earth Day. We’re taking this week to celebrate the successes and journeys of our SEI students and alumni. On Earth Day we’re making a BIG announcement: One person in our network is going to receive an […]