RECENT NEWS FROM SEI

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 […]

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 […]