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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!

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

Thanks to SEI AmeriCorps VISTAs, Delta County becomes second smallest County in the U.S. to receive prestigious solar-friendly designation

Solar Energy International (SEI)’s AmeriCorps VISTAs helped pave the way for Delta County, Colorado to receive a Gold designation from the national SolSmart program for making it faster, easier, and more affordable for homes and businesses to go solar. The initial Bronze designation in 2017, also a VISTA-led effort, recognized Delta County for taking measurable […]

By |October 12th, 2018|Categories: Alumni, Charitable Programs, Solar Forward, Solar Training (Electric), Solar Training (Thermal), Solarize Blog|Comments Off on Thanks to SEI AmeriCorps VISTAs, Delta County becomes second smallest County in the U.S. to receive prestigious solar-friendly designation

Climate-related catastrophe is omnipresent, take action NOW with Solar Energy International (SEI)

On Monday the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report that reveals the severe impact of climate change may be experienced well within the lifetime of the general world population, if dramatic policy changes don’t happen fast.

How fast? To prevent 2.7 degrees of warming, the report recommends that greenhouse pollution should be reduced […]

By |October 11th, 2018|Categories: Alumni, Battery-Based, Charitable Programs, Developing World, Solar Training (Electric), Solar Training (Thermal)|Comments Off on Climate-related catastrophe is omnipresent, take action NOW with Solar Energy International (SEI)

Last chance to earn 12 FREE NABCEP CEUs- Register for SEI’s Free Online Solar Installation Safety by August 15th!

For folks new to solar to those with years of experience, SEI’s Solar Installation Safety Training has been a huge success. Hundreds of our earliest enrollees have completed the free online safety course, with glowing reviews. Says one student, “it was well worth every minute to listen and participate in the interactive online program”- woohoo […]

By |July 30th, 2018|Categories: Alumni, Battery-Based, Charitable Programs, NABCEP Certification, Solar Training (Electric)|Comments Off on Last chance to earn 12 FREE NABCEP CEUs- Register for SEI’s Free Online Solar Installation Safety by August 15th!

Members of the SEI community team up with San Juan College for a service trip in the Himalayas

For two weeks this past June, several members of the SEI family together with volunteers from San Juan College participated in a solar project in the Himalayas. In a continuation of the late SEI instructor Mike Sullivan’s humanitarian work on the Tibetan Plateau and throughout the world, SEI instructor Chris Brooks and San Juan College […]

By |July 30th, 2018|Categories: Alumni, Charitable Programs, Developing World|Comments Off on Members of the SEI community team up with San Juan College for a service trip in the Himalayas

Happy Summer Solstice! Are you 100 for 100?

Paul Ruiz envisions a world powered by renewable energy.

He grew up in an off-grid cabin in the rural mountains of Costa Rica powered by solar and hydropower. He accessed electricity for the essentials only – lighting and refrigeration. He rode wild horses, wrangled cattle, and built things with his hands. As a young adult he […]

By |June 19th, 2018|Categories: Alumni, Charitable Programs|Comments Off on Happy Summer Solstice! Are you 100 for 100?

With SEI’s help, high school students in Delta County install solar photovoltaic systems on their schools

Students at Paonia and Delta High Schools who are a part of Solar Energy Internationals High School Technical Training and Careers Pathways Program installed solar systems on their schools earlier this year.

Nine Paonia High School students worked during their class period for a week alongside Empowered Energy Systems LLC, who donated their time to the […]

By |April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Charitable Programs, Solar Forward, Solar Training (Electric), Solarize Blog, Solarize Events, Solarize-blog-posts, Special Events|Comments Off on With SEI’s help, high school students in Delta County install solar photovoltaic systems on their schools

Would you walk a mile for water?

“Before going to school, her children would have to walk a mile each morning to fetch water for daily use. They would be late for school and were often punished for being tardy.”

Solar Energy International alum Bilal Ahmed believes that everyone deserves access to clean water. A trained physician, Bilal took SEI classes so he […]

By |April 17th, 2018|Categories: Alumni, Battery-Based, Charitable Programs, Developing World, Solar Training (Electric)|Comments Off on Would you walk a mile for water?