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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 he learned in PV301L: Solar […]

By |October 17th, 2017|Categories: Alumni, Battery-Based, Developing World, Solar Training (Electric)|Comments Off on SEI’s solar energy training impacts projects around the world

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, to say their final goodbyes: […]

By |October 9th, 2017|Categories: Alumni, Developing World, Solar Training (Electric)|Comments Off on Alumni Highlight: Students Terry and Bill Jackson prepare for an install in Sudan in Paonia lab classes

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 macro economy which people in […]

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

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 the Rural Institute for Veterans […]

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

SEI Student Spotlight: Eli Bowles

Eli Bowles has been in the renewable energy industry for over six years, but enrolled at Solar Energy International (SEI) to jump start his solar training! Eli is currently a Renewable Energy Instructor at the College of Southern Idaho with a background as a Wind Turbine Technician and training specialist.  He brings years of practical and technical […]

By |June 28th, 2017|Categories: Alumni, eNewsletter|Comments Off on SEI Student Spotlight: Eli Bowles

To Utility and Beyond

Susannah Pedigo came to Solar Energy International (SEI) with more than 20 years of management experience in the renewable energy sector. Her resume reads a lot like a recent history of the solar industry as she’s navigated the changes of the emerging market. Each role she took was newly designed to keep up with the […]

By |May 30th, 2017|Categories: Alumni, eNewsletter|Comments Off on To Utility and Beyond

SEI Instructors Reach New Heights in Solar

Jay Pozner and Lena Wilensky are SEI Instructors and solar extraordinaires with over 25 years of combined experience in the industry. For them, solar is a family affair. Jay, Lena and their daughter are based out of Almont, (on the Western Slope of Colorado) where they own and operate Nunatak Alternative Energy Solutions. Their business […]

By |May 1st, 2017|Categories: Alumni, Battery-Based, eNewsletter, Solar Training (Electric)|Comments Off on SEI Instructors Reach New Heights in Solar

SEI Team Member Highlight: Andrew Sprauer

Recently we had a chance to sit down for an interview with Andrew Sprauer, SEI’s new Social Coordinator, who will be a great resource for our students when they are here this hands-on lab season.  Andrew is super excited to show our students all of the great things to do while here in Paonia, Colorado. […]

By |April 30th, 2017|Categories: Alumni, eNewsletter, Solar Training (Electric)|Comments Off on SEI Team Member Highlight: Andrew Sprauer

Strengthening Community Through Solar

Dayne came to Solar Energy International (SEI) with his eyes toward the future: his future career, a more prosperous future for his community, and a sustainable future for his wife and son. Dayne travelled from Lapwai, ID where he works at the Nez Perce National Historic Park and is a member of the Nez Perce […]

By |April 25th, 2017|Categories: Alumni, eNewsletter|Comments Off on Strengthening Community Through Solar

Solar Career Platform Launched!

We’re excited to announce the launch of the new Solar Career Platform at solartrainingUSA.org. Solar Energy International (SEI) is proud to be an official Training Provider of the Solar Training Network, and we know this platform will be helpful for students and job seekers nationwide.

If you’re interested in a career in solar, you’ll be glad […]

By |April 5th, 2017|Categories: Alumni, eNewsletter|Comments Off on Solar Career Platform Launched!