RECENT NEWS FROM SEI

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 […]

2019 lab sessions starting soon: Check out new additions to the SEI campus!

March 26th, 2019|Comments Off on 2019 lab sessions starting soon: Check out new additions to the SEI campus!

Paonia, Colorado is home to Solar Energy International (SEI)’s industry leading solar energy technical training facility. Since the early 2000s, tens of thousands of students have received hands-on experience in installing and commissioning solar systems at our lab yard. SEI offers classes on a variety of critical topics for industry professionals from grid-tied, to battery-based, […]

SEI, Colorado Solar and Storage Association (COSSA) and GRID Alternatives team up to host Solar Career Expo

March 21st, 2019|Comments Off on SEI, Colorado Solar and Storage Association (COSSA) and GRID Alternatives team up to host Solar Career Expo

The free Solar Power and Energy Storage Mountain West Expo connects industry employers with prospective clean energy career seekers
The Expo is powered by Solar Ready Colorado, a partnership between Solar Energy International, GRID Alternatives, and the Colorado Solar and Storage Association
AURORA, Colo. — Solar Energy International (SEI), Colorado Solar and Storage Association (COSSA), and GRID […]

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 […]