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Sudanese Student Invigorates SEI’s Mission

It is stories like the one of Eissa Ali, that galvanize the work of SEI. Eissa is from Khartoum, Sudan where he and his wife are raising two children. His background is in electrical engineering and he’s built a career in the green building industry. He is a talented professional who will do great things […]

By |February 28th, 2017|Categories: Alumni, Charitable Programs, Developing World, eNewsletter|Comments Off on Sudanese Student Invigorates SEI’s Mission

Solar Energy International (SEI) responde a la Prohibición de Viajar (Travel Ban) de Estados Unidos con un Programa de Becas

A todos los Alumnos Internacionales de SEI, Futuros Estudiantes y Amigos:

Las acciones y anuncios hechos recientemente por la nueva administración de Estados Unidos sobre de la prohibición de viajar, la construcción de paredes en las fronteras,  han sido noticias muy perturbadoras para nosotros porque impactan directamente en la relación que construimos con ustedes. Ya que […]

By |February 8th, 2017|Categories: Alumni, Charitable Programs, Developing World, eNewsletter, Programa Hispano|Comments Off on Solar Energy International (SEI) responde a la Prohibición de Viajar (Travel Ban) de Estados Unidos con un Programa de Becas

Solar Energy International (SEI) Responds to U.S. Travel Ban and Refugee Targeting with Scholarship Program

To SEI’s International Alumni, Future Students, and Friends,

The recent actions taken and announcements made by the new U.S. administration concerning travel bans, building border walls, and targeting refugees have been deeply upsetting to us because these actions directly impact our relationship with you. As the status of these policies are quickly evolving, we rightly understand […]

By |February 6th, 2017|Categories: Alumni, Charitable Programs, Developing World, eNewsletter, Solar Training (Electric)|Comments Off on Solar Energy International (SEI) Responds to U.S. Travel Ban and Refugee Targeting with Scholarship Program

SEI and WISE Team Up to Empower Women Through Solar Training Partnership

“Solar Energy International (SEI) is thrilled to announce our expanded partnership with WISE – Women in Solar Energy, encouraging even more women to enter the solar industry. Since SEI’s founding in 1991, they have empowered women to enter the renewable energy  workforce through scholarships, women’s-only trainings, and by the incredible women that teach and work […]

By |January 31st, 2017|Categories: Alumni, Charitable Programs, eNewsletter, Solar Training (Electric)|Comments Off on SEI and WISE Team Up to Empower Women Through Solar Training Partnership

The Day After the Election: A Letter from Solar Energy International’s (SEI) Executive Director

Dear SEI Students, Alumni, and Supporters,

So it’s Wednesday, November, 9th – the day after yesterday – the day after the election. Regardless of how you voted, it feels like a profound shift has happened.

SEI is re-committing ourselves as a non-profit educational organization to continue our passionate work we do each and every day working in […]

By |November 9th, 2016|Categories: Alumni, Charitable Programs|Comments Off on The Day After the Election: A Letter from Solar Energy International’s (SEI) Executive Director

Solar Energy International’s (SEI) Programa Hispano Alumni Spotlight: Natalia Gómez

Natalia Gómez came to Solar Energy International (SEI) to attend hands-on solar installer training as a part of SEI’s Programa Hispano. She travelled to SEI’s Paonia, CO training facility from Bogotá, Colombia to complete FV201L, a hands-on, lab-based course in grid-tied, residential photovoltaic  systems taught entirely in Spanish.

She hopes to bring more renewable energy back […]

By |October 27th, 2016|Categories: Alumni, Programa Hispano, Solar Training (Electric)|Comments Off on Solar Energy International’s (SEI) Programa Hispano Alumni Spotlight: Natalia Gómez

Solar Energy International (SEI) Alumni Spotlight: Doug Sabetti – A Lifelong Fight for Solar

In 6th grade I learned that the sun provided enough energy in 1 hour to power the world for a year. That fact stuck with me. As a little kid, I remember thinking “why don’t we power everything with the sun?” As an adult, my interest in the solar energy field began when I purchased […]

By |October 27th, 2016|Categories: Alumni, eNewsletter, Solar Training (Electric)|Comments Off on Solar Energy International (SEI) Alumni Spotlight: Doug Sabetti – A Lifelong Fight for Solar

SEI Alumni Highlight: Patrick Bunton – A Story Bigger than Solar

For Patrick Bunton, the story was always bigger than solar, however photovoltaic technology has always been a constant. A Professor of Physics at William Jewell College, Patrick came to Solar Energy International as student instead of a teacher. He attended SEI’s PV 201L solar installer training, a week-long, hands-on lab class where students experience the […]

By |October 13th, 2016|Categories: Alumni, Solar Training (Electric)|Comments Off on SEI Alumni Highlight: Patrick Bunton – A Story Bigger than Solar

Solar Energy International (SEI) Solar Installer Training Alumni Highlight: Alex Jahp

Alex Jahp returned to Solar Energy International (SEI) this month after beginning his solar installation training at SEI last fall. Alex’s solar career began after he was inspired by the impact of PV in the developing world. While travelling through areas of rural Africa, Alex was struck by just how big of a difference small […]

By |September 30th, 2016|Categories: Alumni, eNewsletter|Comments Off on Solar Energy International (SEI) Solar Installer Training Alumni Highlight: Alex Jahp

Solar Energy International (SEI) and GRID Alternatives Colorado Create Partnership in Support of Solar Ready Colorado Training and Outreach Program

Solar Energy International (SEI) and GRID Alternatives Colorado team up to promote Solar Ready Colorado, SEI’s comprehensive training and career outreach program for Colorado residents.
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The program, a part of a matching grant awarded to SEI through the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment’s WORK Act Grant, enables dedicated staffing and outreach efforts to a […]

By |September 8th, 2016|Categories: Alumni, Solar Professionals Certificate Program, Solar Training (Electric)|Comments Off on Solar Energy International (SEI) and GRID Alternatives Colorado Create Partnership in Support of Solar Ready Colorado Training and Outreach Program