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New job opportunities are opened for Solar Energy International (SEI) solar training program graduates

“Never stop fighting for your dreams, renewable energy is a great passion, and opportunities are given, there are companies that offer internships, you just have to go out there and look for them,” recommends with conviction Javier Pacheco, graduated from the SEI Solar Professional Certificate Program to all those who are embarking on a new […]

By |December 28th, 2017|Categories: Alumni, eNewsletter, Solar Training (Electric)|Comments Off on New job opportunities are opened for Solar Energy International (SEI) solar training program graduates

SEI Curriculum Development team updates PV203 Battery-Based Fundamentals course to reflect fast-growing energy storage market

As the solar market continues to thrive both in the U.S. and on a global scale, the spotlight has increasingly been on energy storage. Whether it’s the attention from Tesla’s promise to build the world’s largest lithium ion battery in Southern Australia that made industry and mainstream news headlines alike, or the recent conversation on […]

By |November 14th, 2017|Categories: Battery-Based, eNewsletter, Solar Training (Electric)|Comments Off on SEI Curriculum Development team updates PV203 Battery-Based Fundamentals course to reflect fast-growing energy storage market

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

NABCEP now available worldwide!

Attention international alumni! SEI is excited to announce that NABCEP certification just got more accessible. On October 17, The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners announced that for the first time NABCEP’s Photovoltaic (PV) Associate exam will be administered outside of North America. According to a press release on NABCEP’s website, the international exam […]

By |October 30th, 2017|Categories: Alumni, eNewsletter, NABCEP Certification, Solar Training (Electric)|Comments Off on NABCEP now available worldwide!

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 Alumni Highlight: Daniel Saldarriaga – Vulcano Operations Director in Colombia Shares Advice and Experience

“—We can’t live on this planet leaving a CO2 mark – there has to be a way to change this destructive behavior that humans have. I think solar is a way to change that.
Vulcano’s Operation Director  – Daniel Saldarriaga

“—On the other hand we have to help the economy. Not the macro economy which people in […]

By |September 29th, 2017|Categories: Alumni, eNewsletter, Programa Hispano|Comments Off on SEI Alumni Highlight: Daniel Saldarriaga – Vulcano Operations Director in Colombia Shares Advice and Experience

Alumni Spotlight: Tim Chester

A confluence of passions led Tim to spend 8 weeks pursuing solar training at SEI’s training facility in Paonia, CO. A veteran and an educator, Tim recently completed SEI’s Solar Professionals Trainer Certificate Program before he begins his new job as a solar instructor newly developed solar training program at the Rural Institute for Veterans […]

By |September 27th, 2017|Categories: Alumni, eNewsletter|Comments Off on Alumni Spotlight: Tim Chester

Solar Energy International (SEI) Curriculum Team Members Selected to Provide Input for the 2020 National Electrical Code (NEC®)

Solar Energy International (SEI) is proud to announce our non-profit’s selection onto Code-Making Panel 4 of the National Electrical Code (NEC®), which covers Article 690 “Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems,” along with several other areas.

SEI is represented on Code-Making Panel 4 (CMP-4 / NEC-P04) by two of its Curriculum Developers and Instructors: Rebekah Hren as the […]

By |September 26th, 2017|Categories: eNewsletter, Solar Training (Electric)|Comments Off on Solar Energy International (SEI) Curriculum Team Members Selected to Provide Input for the 2020 National Electrical Code (NEC®)

SEI Participates in Solar Training and Workforce Development for Veterans Roundtable Discussion

Last month SEI was honored to be invited to Washington DC to participate in a roundtable on Veterans in the Solar Workforce.  This one-day meeting was sponsored by the Solar Foundation and was attended by key personnel from across the solar industry including training providers, hiring agencies, state and federal lawmakers, non-profit organizations, military representatives, […]

By |September 6th, 2017|Categories: eNewsletter, Solar Training (Electric)|Comments Off on SEI Participates in Solar Training and Workforce Development for Veterans Roundtable Discussion

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