RECENT NEWS FROM SEI

Colorado Gives Day: Help us give back to our home state!

November 27th, 2017|Comments Off on Colorado Gives Day: Help us give back to our home state!

An International Renewable Energy Leader, and the Rural Valley it Calls Home

Solar Energy International (SEI) believes in a world powered by renewable energy, so it is only fitting that our mission begins at our homebase in Delta County, and in the surrounding communities in Colorado. Students who have visited SEI’s […]

The season of giving: Donations benefit SEI’s scholarship program

November 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on The season of giving: Donations benefit SEI’s scholarship program

Around this time last year, Solar Energy International (SEI) alum, Brittany Heller, sat down and made a list of goals for the upcoming year, one of them being to further her solar education through solar PV training, specifically in battery-based technology.  

Soon after Brittany met SEI Marketing and Communications Manager, […]

Four SEI instructors team up to form nonprofit Remote Energy

November 21st, 2017|Comments Off on Four SEI instructors team up to form nonprofit Remote Energy

Solar Energy International (SEI) is excited to announce the formation of Remote Energy, a new 501(c)3 for-impact organization. Remote Energy was started by four SEI instructors: Carol Weis, Brad Burkhartzmeyer, Chris Brooks and Jason Lerner – with one of their board members being SEI’s former international director, Laurie Stone.

Recently SEI […]

Rural Renewable Energy Alliance and SEI partner to teach a Liberian technician training

November 20th, 2017|Comments Off on Rural Renewable Energy Alliance and SEI partner to teach a Liberian technician training

The following is a guest blog post submission from Carol Weis, former SEI staff member and co-founder of Remote Energy, who recently completed a training with the Rural Renewable Energy Alliance.

In October 2017, Solar Energy International (SEI) taught a 2-week intensive battery-based class, partnering with Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL) […]

SEI Curriculum Development team updates PV203 Battery-Based Fundamentals course to reflect fast-growing energy storage market

November 14th, 2017|Comments Off on SEI Curriculum Development team updates PV203 Battery-Based Fundamentals course to reflect fast-growing energy storage market

As the solar market continues to thrive both in the U.S. and on a global scale, the spotlight has increasingly been on energy storage. Whether it’s the attention from Tesla’s promise to build the world’s largest lithium ion battery in Southern Australia that made industry and mainstream news headlines alike, […]

Help support a solar-powered radio station in Tanzania

November 13th, 2017|Comments Off on Help support a solar-powered radio station in Tanzania

In 1997, Lukas Kariongi was an eager young Maasai from East Africa who traveled to Solar Energy International (SEI) for solar energy training. At SEI, he began his life-changing training to be a solar technician as a tuition-funded scholarship student.

When Lukas first began his SEI journey back when the campus […]

SEI’s local solar initiative, Solarize, concludes with over 400kW of solar installed in Delta County

November 8th, 2017|Comments Off on SEI’s local solar initiative, Solarize, concludes with over 400kW of solar installed in Delta County

Solar Energy International’s (SEI) Solarize Delta County Farms has officially come to a close, and the cumulative success of all three Solarize campaigns can finally be revealed. The final results are: nearly 60 new solar installs equaling over 400kW, nine new jobs, and over $1.5 million invested by community members […]

NABCEP now available worldwide!

October 30th, 2017|Comments Off on NABCEP now available worldwide!

Attention international alumni! SEI is excited to announce that NABCEP certification just got more accessible. On October 17, The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners announced that for the first time NABCEP’s Photovoltaic (PV) Associate exam will be administered outside of North America. According to a press release on […]

Invest in a future powered by renewable energy with the Clean Energy Credit Union

October 25th, 2017|Comments Off on Invest in a future powered by renewable energy with the Clean Energy Credit Union

Have you ever wondered how you can support the clean energy movement? Clean Energy Credit Union presents a new, exciting opportunity to join the fight against climate change, protect the environment, and invest in sustainable practices.

Clean Energy Credit Union is a member-owned, member-governed financial institution with a unique twist: it […]

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 […]