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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.!

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!

SEI, Colorado Solar and Storage Association (COSSA) and GRID Alternatives team up to host Solar Career Expo

The free Solar Power and Energy Storage Mountain West Expo connects industry employers with prospective clean energy career seekers
The Expo is powered by Solar Ready Colorado, a partnership between Solar Energy International, GRID Alternatives, and the Colorado Solar and Storage Association
AURORA, Colo. — Solar Energy International (SEI), Colorado Solar and Storage Association (COSSA), and GRID […]

By |March 21st, 2019|Categories: Alumni, Battery-Based, Solar Professionals Certificate Program, Solar Training (Electric), Special Events|Comments Off on SEI, Colorado Solar and Storage Association (COSSA) and GRID Alternatives team up to host Solar Career Expo

Register Today! NABCEP Continuing Education Conference in San Diego March 25-28

Will you be attending the NABCEP CE Conference March 25-28? Many of our students and alumni will be there, and we highly recommend getting connected with NABCEP if you are serious about a career in solar energy! This is one of the MUST ATTEND conferences for solar professionals in the industry. More information.
ABOUT THE NABCEP […]

By |February 26th, 2019|Categories: Alumni, Battery-Based, NABCEP Certification, Professional Services, Solar Training (Electric)|Comments Off on Register Today! NABCEP Continuing Education Conference in San Diego March 25-28

The Levi Heinold/Mountain Power Scholarship

Scott Ely and Sunsense Solar created this scholarship to honor Levi Heinold by empowering aspiring solar professionals to complete SEI’s entry-level solar training and certification.
From Scott Ely:

One of my best friends and long-time solar buddy, Levi Heinold, passed away in late February of 2018.  As I continue to wrestle with this reality, I got to […]

By |February 21st, 2019|Categories: Alumni, Battery-Based, Charitable Programs, Solar Training (Electric)|Comments Off on The Levi Heinold/Mountain Power Scholarship

SEI’s letter to Colorado Governor Jared Polis: Ambitious renewable energy goals? We can help!

Colorado Governor Jared Polis was sworn into office in January touting the nation’s most ambitious renewable energy goal, 100% renewable energy by 2040. This goal surpasses the notably progressive states of Hawaii and California, which have historically paved the way to RE-friendly policies, with both pledging to make the switch by 2045.

Solar Energy International (SEI)’s […]

By |February 21st, 2019|Categories: Alumni, Battery-Based, Solar Forward, Solar Professionals Certificate Program, Solar Training (Electric)|Comments Off on SEI’s letter to Colorado Governor Jared Polis: Ambitious renewable energy goals? We can help!

Congratulations from SEI: Solar Access Team wins first place for innovative community solar business model

Solar Energy International wants to acknowledge and congratulate the Access Solar team for taking first place in the business model pitch competition, and second place in the business plan presentation competition, that represented the culmination of their work in Colorado State University’s Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise (GSSE) MBA program. The team is made up […]

By |December 19th, 2018|Categories: Alumni, Battery-Based, Solar Training (Electric), Solar Training (Thermal)|Comments Off on Congratulations from SEI: Solar Access Team wins first place for innovative community solar business model

Colorado: The epicenter of a pivotal renewable energy shift

Colorado has been the epicenter of a pivotal shift in the energy industry this past week. From a groundbreaking announcement of the state’s largest utility moving to zero carbon emissions by 2050 followed by a municipal utility making a similar pledge, to a rural electric cooperative in the West asking state regulators to weigh in […]

By |December 19th, 2018|Categories: Alumni, Battery-Based, eNewsletter, Solar Training (Electric), Solar Training (Thermal)|Comments Off on Colorado: The epicenter of a pivotal renewable energy shift