RECENT NEWS FROM SEI

SEI is Hiring! Join SEI as a PV Team Curriculum Developer – Apply Today!

October 18th, 2017|Comments Off on SEI is Hiring! Join SEI as a PV Team Curriculum Developer – Apply Today!

Vision of Curriculum and Instruction Department

SEI’s mission is to provide industry-leading technical training and expertise in renewable energy to empower people, communities, and businesses worldwide. Since 1991, SEI has provided training for all levels of professionals within the solar electric industry; whether a person is new to the industry or […]

SEI’s solar energy training impacts projects around the world

October 17th, 2017|Comments Off on SEI’s solar energy training impacts projects around the world

Lessons learned at Solar Energy International (SEI) can be life-changing for students who take our solar energy training both online and in-person at our campus in Paonia, Colorado. In the case of SEI alum, Estevan Figueroa, the impact of SEI classes will spread across the world as he takes what […]

SEI represented at South Carolina’s largest install to date

October 11th, 2017|Comments Off on SEI represented at South Carolina’s largest install to date

On October 4, Solar Energy International (SEI) was represented at the grand opening of the largest solar array in Upstate South Carolina. The 1 MW solar array, which went live earlier this year, was launched by Glen Raven Fabrics LLC, in partnership with Hannah Solar, a full-service solar integrator based […]

Alumni Highlight: Students Terry and Bill Jackson prepare for an install in Sudan in Paonia lab classes

October 9th, 2017|Comments Off on Alumni Highlight: Students Terry and Bill Jackson prepare for an install in Sudan in Paonia lab classes

Students gleefully huddled around the lab yard’s steep roof mounted solar system smiling for photos as the Solar Energy International (SEI) banner whipped in the wind in the background. Cameras flashed as photos abound and the soft crunch of wood chips enveloped the lab yard as the class scattered, certificates-in-hand, […]

Solar in the news: SEI instructor weighs in on Elon Musk’s proposal to strengthen the grid in Puerto Rico through renewables and storage

October 9th, 2017|Comments Off on Solar in the news: SEI instructor weighs in on Elon Musk’s proposal to strengthen the grid in Puerto Rico through renewables and storage

Could solar and storage technology help rebuild Puerto Rico’s grid in the wake of Hurricane Maria? Billionaire Tesla founder Elon Musk thinks so.

The renewable energy mogul tweeted on October 5, “The Tesla team has done this for many smaller islands around the world, but there is no scalability limit, […]

GRID Alternatives Colorado and Solar Energy International Empower Women in Solar

October 4th, 2017|Comments Off on GRID Alternatives Colorado and Solar Energy International Empower Women in Solar

Last month, GRID Alternatives Colorado (GRID) and Solar Energy International (SEI) joined together to engage more women in the solar industry.  Both GRID and SEI recognize that women continue to be underrepresented in the solar workforce and are committed to developing and leading job training programs that provide women with […]

SEI Alumni Highlight: Daniel Saldarriaga – Vulcano Operations Director in Colombia Shares Advice and Experience

September 29th, 2017|Comments Off on SEI Alumni Highlight: Daniel Saldarriaga – Vulcano Operations Director in Colombia Shares Advice and Experience

“—We can’t live on this planet leaving a CO2 mark – there has to be a way to change this destructive behavior that humans have. I think solar is a way to change that.
Vulcano’s Operation Director  – Daniel Saldarriaga

“—On the other hand we have to help the economy. Not the […]

Alumni Spotlight: Tim Chester

September 27th, 2017|Comments Off on Alumni Spotlight: Tim Chester

A confluence of passions led Tim to spend 8 weeks pursuing solar training at SEI’s training facility in Paonia, CO. A veteran and an educator, Tim recently completed SEI’s Solar Professionals Trainer Certificate Program before he begins his new job as a solar instructor newly developed solar training program at […]

Solar Energy International (SEI) Curriculum Team Members Selected to Provide Input for the 2020 National Electrical Code (NEC®)

September 26th, 2017|Comments Off on Solar Energy International (SEI) Curriculum Team Members Selected to Provide Input for the 2020 National Electrical Code (NEC®)

Solar Energy International (SEI) is proud to announce our non-profit’s selection onto Code-Making Panel 4 of the National Electrical Code (NEC®), which covers Article 690 “Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems,” along with several other areas.

SEI is represented on Code-Making Panel 4 (CMP-4 / NEC-P04) by two of its Curriculum Developers and […]

SEI Participates in Solar Training and Workforce Development for Veterans Roundtable Discussion

September 6th, 2017|Comments Off on SEI Participates in Solar Training and Workforce Development for Veterans Roundtable Discussion

Last month SEI was honored to be invited to Washington DC to participate in a roundtable on Veterans in the Solar Workforce.  This one-day meeting was sponsored by the Solar Foundation and was attended by key personnel from across the solar industry including training providers, hiring agencies, state and federal […]