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Student Highlight: Trevor Schwartz helps install solar in the developing world while training remotely

Trevor Schwartz, a current SEI student, began his travels abroad in January 2020 with the intention of eventually arriving in Nepal to participate in a GRID Alternatives volunteer solar PV installation at a health center in the Jumla district. But after traveling around Southeast Asia during the months of January and February, COVID-19 struck, forcing […]

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Alumni Highlight: Max Hupertz, United Renewable Energy LLC

At Solar Energy International (SEI) we are thankful for and enjoy getting feedback from alumni, often informing us what they are up to as they move forward with their careers in the field. Max Hupertz, a recent graduate of SEI, is currently employed by United Renewable Energy LLC, where he is managing the construction of […]

By |January 22nd, 2020|Categories: Alumni, Alumni Highlight|Comments Off on Alumni Highlight: Max Hupertz, United Renewable Energy LLC

SEI Alumni in the Field: Commercial PV Installer for Namaste Solar

Ben Vandervliet first found out about Solar Energy International (SEI) classes from his brother who was a part of the SEI Solar Ready Vets program, and now he’s a full-time commercial PV installer with Namaste Solar based out of Fort Collins, Colorado. SEI can help launch your career in the solar industry, too! Ben shared […]

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Alumni Highlight: Josh Rogers, from SEI student to Director of Solar Operations for Duke Energy Renewables

At Solar Energy International (SEI) we love to share exciting news about what our alumni are up to as they move forward in their careers out in the field. Alumni Josh Rogers is the Director of Solar Operations for Duke Energy Renewables in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

According to Josh, he first learned about SEI a couple […]

By |July 25th, 2019|Categories: Alumni, Alumni Highlight, NABCEP Certification, Solar Training (Electric)|Comments Off on Alumni Highlight: Josh Rogers, from SEI student to Director of Solar Operations for Duke Energy Renewables

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.  […]

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

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 […]

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

Alumni Highlight: SEI Alum Edwin Bifelt founds solar company, celebrates major installation and local job creation

Solar energy training can have a life-changing impact on your career path. Solar Energy International (SEI) Alum Edwin Bifelt first took SEI training online in November of 2017. Not even a full year later, he founded a solar company and just celebrated completing the first phase of a 120 kW solar PV ground mount array […]

By |November 12th, 2018|Categories: Alumni, Alumni Highlight, eNewsletter, Solar Training (Electric)|Comments Off on Alumni Highlight: SEI Alum Edwin Bifelt founds solar company, celebrates major installation and local job creation

SEI Alum spearheads Village Solar Technician Accreditation (ViSTA) Program in the Philippines

In the fall, Solar Energy International (SEI) received a message from an organization in the Philippines, Stiftung SolarEnergie (StS), sharing updates on how classes positively impacted their organization.

StS’s mission is to “empower rural and marginalized villages throughout the Philippines by providing access to sustainable solar energy solutions.” Their focus areas are empowering schools, health […]

By |February 18th, 2018|Categories: Alumni, Alumni Highlight, Charitable Programs, Developing World, Solar Training (Electric)|Comments Off on SEI Alum spearheads Village Solar Technician Accreditation (ViSTA) Program in the Philippines

Alumni Spotlight: SEI student alum is site superintendent on a 6.6 MW solar farm

From Solar Energy International (SEI) student to site supervisor, we love to share success stories like those of Solar Training Alumni Andrew Niles, who began his solar journey at the Solar Ready Vets Cohort at Fort Carson, Colorado, where SEI was giving classes.

Andrew is currently a site supervisor at Strata Solar based out of […]

By |February 12th, 2018|Categories: Alumni, Alumni Highlight, Battery-Based, Solar Training (Electric)|Comments Off on Alumni Spotlight: SEI student alum is site superintendent on a 6.6 MW solar farm