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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

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|Comments Off on Alumni Highlight: Engr. Muhammad Amjad Khan of Lomas Energy shares about the Sialkot Housing Compound

Solar Energy International (SEI) and Red Cloud Renewable Launch Tribal Train the Trainer Program

SEI is proud to once again join hands with Red Cloud Renewable Energy Center (RCR) bringing advanced solar PV expertise, with an accessible technical curriculum that puts power into the hands of learners.  Our ‘Tribal Train the Trainer’ model creates a new web of skillful solar trainers, equipped to initiate solar teaching and related projects in their […]

By |April 30th, 2019|Categories: Alumni, Battery-Based, Charitable Programs, eNewsletter, Solar Training (Electric), Special Events|Comments Off on Solar Energy International (SEI) and Red Cloud Renewable Launch Tribal Train the Trainer Program

Happy Earth Week: Here’s Your Chance to Win a FREE SEI Class!

HAPPY EARTH WEEK! Monday, April 22 is officially Earth Day, but at Solar Energy International (SEI) every day is Earth Day. We’re taking this week to celebrate the successes and journeys of our SEI students and alumni. On Earth Day we’re making a BIG announcement: One person in our network is going to receive an […]

By |April 15th, 2019|Categories: Alumni, Battery-Based, Charitable Programs, Developing World, NABCEP Certification, Professional Services, Solar Training (Electric), Solar Training (Thermal), Special Events|Comments Off on Happy Earth Week: Here’s Your Chance to Win a FREE SEI Class!

2019 lab sessions starting soon: Check out new additions to the SEI campus!

Paonia, Colorado is home to Solar Energy International (SEI)’s industry leading solar energy technical training facility. Since the early 2000s, tens of thousands of students have received hands-on experience in installing and commissioning solar systems at our lab yard. SEI offers classes on a variety of critical topics for industry professionals from grid-tied, to battery-based, […]

By |March 26th, 2019|Categories: Alumni, Battery-Based, Solar Training (Electric)|Comments Off on 2019 lab sessions starting soon: Check out new additions to the SEI campus!