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SEI Instructors travel to Puerto Rico in light of Hurricane Maria

In what has been called the most destructive Atlantic storm on record, Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico this past fall leaving 3.4 million without electricity. Three months later, nearly half are still left without power, and rural communities in the mountainous regions of the island might be without power for many more months to come. […]

By |January 18th, 2018|Categories: Battery-Based, Charitable Programs, Developing World, Solar Training (Electric)|Comments Off on SEI Instructors travel to Puerto Rico in light of Hurricane Maria

An SEI Alum’s take on green jobs: Why Mark donated stock

Mark left his expiate job in Belgium and returned to the U.S. in pursuit of living his passion through a green job.  From Belgium to Carbondale, Colorado in 2002 he studied solar PV, solar hot water, wind, and natural building at Solar Energy International (SEI).

Fast forward to today, Mark’s passion led him to an unsuspecting […]

By |December 20th, 2017|Categories: Alumni, Charitable Programs|Comments Off on An SEI Alum’s take on green jobs: Why Mark donated stock

SEI’s Solar in Schools grows with the help of Jared Polis Foundation Grant

As cities across the country pledge their commitment to go 100% renewable, a challenge is presented to rural communities, like Delta County, who have been historically coal-producing, to transition into adopting energy practices of the future with limited resources compared to bigger cities. Since 2015, Solar Energy International (SEI) has recognized this struggle, and as […]

By |December 14th, 2017|Categories: Charitable Programs, Solar Training (Electric), Solarize Blog, Solarize-blog-posts|Comments Off on SEI’s Solar in Schools grows with the help of Jared Polis Foundation Grant

Colorado Gives Day: Help us give back to our home state!

An International Renewable Energy Leader, and the Rural Valley it Calls Home

Solar Energy International (SEI) believes in a world powered by renewable energy, so it is only fitting that our mission begins at our homebase in Delta County, and in the surrounding communities in Colorado. Students who have visited SEI’s campus in Paonia know how […]

By |November 27th, 2017|Categories: Alumni, Charitable Programs, Solarize Blog, Solarize Events, Solarize-blog-posts, Special Events|Comments Off on Colorado Gives Day: Help us give back to our home state!

The season of giving: Donations benefit SEI’s scholarship program

Around this time last year, Solar Energy International (SEI) alum, Brittany Heller, sat down and made a list of goals for the upcoming year, one of them being to further her solar education through solar PV training, specifically in battery-based technology.  

Soon after Brittany met SEI Marketing and Communications Manager, Mary Marshall, and SEI Development […]

By |November 22nd, 2017|Categories: Alumni, Battery-Based, Charitable Programs, Solar Training (Electric)|Comments Off on The season of giving: Donations benefit SEI’s scholarship program

Rural Renewable Energy Alliance and SEI partner to teach a Liberian technician training

The following is a guest blog post submission from Carol Weis, former SEI staff member and co-founder of Remote Energy, who recently completed a training with the Rural Renewable Energy Alliance.

In October 2017, Solar Energy International (SEI) taught a 2-week intensive battery-based class, partnering with Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL) at their facility in northern […]

By |November 20th, 2017|Categories: Battery-Based, Charitable Programs, Developing World, Solar Training (Electric)|Comments Off on Rural Renewable Energy Alliance and SEI partner to teach a Liberian technician training

Help support a solar-powered radio station in Tanzania

In 1997, Lukas Kariongi was an eager young Maasai from East Africa who traveled to Solar Energy International (SEI) for solar energy training. At SEI, he began his life-changing training to be a solar technician as a tuition-funded scholarship student.

When Lukas first began his SEI journey back when the campus was based in Carbondale, Colorado, […]

By |November 13th, 2017|Categories: Alumni, Charitable Programs, Developing World, Solar Training (Electric)|Comments Off on Help support a solar-powered radio station in Tanzania

SEI’s local solar initiative, Solarize, concludes with over 400kW of solar installed in Delta County

Solar Energy International’s (SEI) Solarize Delta County Farms has officially come to a close, and the cumulative success of all three Solarize campaigns can finally be revealed. The final results are: nearly 60 new solar installs equaling over 400kW, nine new jobs, and over $1.5 million invested by community members in solar energy in Delta […]

By |November 8th, 2017|Categories: Charitable Programs, eNewsletter, Solarize Blog, Solarize Events, Solarize-blog-posts|Comments Off on SEI’s local solar initiative, Solarize, concludes with over 400kW of solar installed in Delta County

GRID Alternatives Colorado and Solar Energy International Empower Women in Solar

Last month, GRID Alternatives Colorado (GRID) and Solar Energy International (SEI) joined together to engage more women in the solar industry.  Both GRID and SEI recognize that women continue to be underrepresented in the solar workforce and are committed to developing and leading job training programs that provide women with pathways to access technical careers […]

By |October 4th, 2017|Categories: Charitable Programs, eNewsletter|Comments Off on GRID Alternatives Colorado and Solar Energy International Empower Women in Solar

SEI Family Mourns the Tragic Death of Instructor Mike Sullivan

We are deeply saddened and stunned by the unexpected death of SEI Instructor Mike Sullivan. Since 2009, Mike taught over 40 classes and over 1000 students through both online and in-person trainings. Mike died on Monday in a climbing accident on Steeple Peak area of the Wind River Mountain Range in Wyoming.

Mike was a living […]

By |August 31st, 2017|Categories: Charitable Programs, eNewsletter, Solar Training (Electric)|Comments Off on SEI Family Mourns the Tragic Death of Instructor Mike Sullivan