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SEI supporting EWB solar project to improve water system in orphanage and boarding school Wema Centre in Kenya

Karo Fernandez, SEI Curriculum Developer and Technical Instructor, traveled to the Wema Children’s Centre in Bukembe, Kenya volunteering for Engineers Without Borders Chicagoland Professional Chapter to support improvement efforts for the electrical and water pumping systems. This included solar site assessment and power calculations to shift the existing electrical water pump, currently not operating due to grid […]

By |April 26th, 2019|Categories: Developing World, Programa Hispano|Comments Off on SEI supporting EWB solar project to improve water system in orphanage and boarding school Wema Centre in Kenya

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!

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)

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

Solar Energy International (SEI) opens its first International Solar Training Center in Costa Rica

With this facility SEI seeks to accelerate and expand access to solar training to Spanish speakers throughout Latin America

CARTAGO, COSTA RICA- Solar Energy International (SEI), an industry leader in solar energy technical training, opened its first International Solar Training Center in Costa Rica through a partnership with CFIA (Federated College of Engineers and Architects of […]

By |July 13th, 2018|Categories: Developing World, Programa Hispano, Solar Training (Electric)|Comments Off on Solar Energy International (SEI) opens its first International Solar Training Center in Costa Rica

SEI Instructor Highlight: Meet Eissa Ali

From enrolling in Solar Energy International (SEI)’s RE100: Introduction to Renewable Energy to supervising the transition of more than 522 mobile network stations from conventional power supply to Off-Grid and Hybrid solar systems in Sudan, Mali, Ethiopia and Egypt, SEI Instructor Eissa Ali credits SEI’s solar energy training for his success in the solar industry. […]

By |June 18th, 2018|Categories: Alumni, Developing World, Solar Training (Electric)|Comments Off on SEI Instructor Highlight: Meet Eissa Ali

Solar Energy International and Shams Global Solutions Leaders of Solar Training in Oman

Solar Energy International (SEI) and Shams Global Solutions (SGS), a local Omani company, have partnered to launch Oman’s first and only certified solar photovoltaic training course! The course, PV101: Solar Electric Design and Installation (Grid-Direct) is officially certified by Oman’s Distribution Code Review Panel (DCRP) and supports applications to become a DCRP approved Solar Professional. […]

By |June 18th, 2018|Categories: Alumni, Developing World, Solar Training (Electric)|Comments Off on Solar Energy International and Shams Global Solutions Leaders of Solar Training in Oman

Zero Mass Water system wows students and Solar Fair attendees

SEI would like to send a big shout out to Zero Mass Water for taking water vapor in the air and condensing it to a drinkable form!  Recently, SEI, through a generous donation by board member and instructor Ken Gardner, acquired a Zero Mass Water unit that with the aid of PV can take everyday […]

By |May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Alumni, Developing World, Solar Training (Electric), Solar Training (Thermal)|Comments Off on Zero Mass Water system wows students and Solar Fair attendees

A day unlike any other in SEI solar history

April 23 was a historic day for Solar Energy International (SEI). We inaugurated our first international Solar Training Center in Costa Rica. Since we started our Spanish Program in 2013, SEI has trained more than +9000 Spanish speakers. This new training center gives us the possibility to expand SEI’s world-class solar training to more Spanish-speaking […]

By |April 27th, 2018|Categories: Developing World, eNewsletter, Programa Hispano, Solar Training (Electric)|Comments Off on A day unlike any other in SEI solar history

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?