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SEI Staff Stories: Roger Williams reflects on journey from SEI student to instructing PV201L

Check out this guest post written by SEI Instructor and PV Curriculum Developer Roger Williams:

I quietly began my solar career (no, adventure!) in 2002, about 6 months after September 11th, 2001. That incident opened my eyes to a larger world – one in which we are all connected.  Personally, I thought our reliance on oil […]

By |October 15th, 2019|Categories: Alumni, Battery-Based, Solar Training (Electric)|Comments Off on SEI Staff Stories: Roger Williams reflects on journey from SEI student to instructing PV201L

Solar Energy Trade Shows, LLC (SETS) Selects Solar Energy International (SEI) as Exclusive Conference Training Provider

Alexandria, VA (October 1, 2019) – Solar Energy Trade Shows, LLC (SETS), the team behind SPI, ESI, and North America Smart Energy Week, announced a new expanded partnership with Solar Energy International (SEI) to implement installer training content across select events within the Solar Power Events portfolio.

As the solar industry is expanding, so too are […]

By |September 30th, 2019|Categories: Alumni, Battery-Based, eNewsletter, Solar Training (Electric)|Comments Off on Solar Energy Trade Shows, LLC (SETS) Selects Solar Energy International (SEI) as Exclusive Conference Training Provider

Solar Energy International (SEI) awarded grant from the Western Colorado Community Foundation for sustainability upgrades on campus

The $5k prize will go toward a greener educational experience at SEI’s Paonia headquarters

Paonia, CO– Solar Energy International (SEI) was chosen as a recipient of Western Colorado Community Foundation (WCCF)’s 2019 Environment grant, and the $5,000 will be put toward “reduce, reuse and recycle” efforts in their Paonia-based industry-leading lab yard.

SEI is one of […]

By |September 16th, 2019|Categories: Alumni, Solar Professionals Certificate Program, Solar Training (Electric), Solar Training (Thermal), Special Events|Comments Off on Solar Energy International (SEI) awarded grant from the Western Colorado Community Foundation for sustainability upgrades on campus

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 […]

By |August 28th, 2019|Categories: Alumni, Solar Training (Electric)|Comments Off on SEI Alumni in the Field: Commercial PV Installer for Namaste Solar

Native Americans Embrace the Sun

A New Way to Honor the Old Ways
Pine Ridge, South Dakota (August 15, 2019) – Red Cloud Renewable (RCR) and Solar Energy International (SEI) are pleased to announce selection of the first class of Native Americans to receive a full scholarship as part of the professional level Tribal Train the Trainer (T4) Program for Solar […]

By |August 20th, 2019|Categories: Alumni, Battery-Based, Charitable Programs, Solar Training (Electric)|Comments Off on Native Americans Embrace the Sun

Fluke supports Solar Energy International (SEI) as industry sponsor through equipment donation

Fluke’s generous donation will be featured in SEI’s industry-leading lab training facility in Paonia, Colorado
PAONIA, CO. –Solar Energy International (SEI) is excited to announce its collaboration with Fluke as a megawatt-level industry sponsor through SEI’s Industry Sponsorship Program. Fluke achieved megawatt sponsor status through a donation of professional electronic test tools and softwareto be featured […]

By |July 29th, 2019|Categories: Alumni, Battery-Based, Solar Training (Electric)|Comments Off on Fluke supports Solar Energy International (SEI) as industry sponsor through equipment donation

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

SEI spinoff program Solar Rollers inspires youth with solar

A few years ago, SEI spun off Solar Rollers which was part of our Solar In the Schools program. Noah Davis started Solar Rollers, a PV-powered remote-controlled race car program for high schools, while working for SEI and went on to develop it into its own non-profit.  Solar Rollers is now in it’s 3rd year […]

By |July 9th, 2019|Categories: Alumni|Comments Off on SEI spinoff program Solar Rollers inspires youth with solar

Check out the solar-powered clipper trike making its way across the Western U.S.!

This month, Eric Goakes stopped by Solar Energy International (SEI)’s campus in Paonia, Colorado during is cross country journey in his solar-powered “Clipper Trike.” 

The Trike is quite impressive! It can go up to 20mph on highways and interstates, in addition to having regenerative breaking and cruise control. It has 270W of solar on the bike […]

By |June 27th, 2019|Categories: Alumni, Battery-Based, Solar Training (Electric), Special Events|Comments Off on Check out the solar-powered clipper trike making its way across the Western U.S.!

Panasonic supports Solar Energy International (SEI) as key industry sponsor

Program recognizes highly-valued industry sponsors with long-term commitment to advancing SEI’s vision of a world powered by renewable energy

PAONIA, Colo., – Solar Energy International (SEI) is excited to announce its collaboration with Panasonic Corporation of North America as a kilowatt-level  industry sponsor through SEI’s Industry Sponsorship Program. SEI is a nonprofit training organization which offers […]

By |June 20th, 2019|Categories: Alumni, Solar Training (Electric), Solar Training (Thermal), Special Events|Comments Off on Panasonic supports Solar Energy International (SEI) as key industry sponsor