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Footprint Project empowering communities in Puerto Rico with SEI solar education

Footprint Project used Solar Energy International (SEI) curriculum to train workers from Puerto Rico communities in the design and installation of a 2.5KW PV battery system, to help with Mutual Aid Disaster Relief efforts after hurricane Maria.

We talked with the Founder and Director of Footprint Project, William Heegaard to learn more about the experience and […]

By |October 31st, 2019|Categories: Charitable Programs, Developing World, eNewsletter, Programa Hispano|Comments Off on Footprint Project empowering communities in Puerto Rico with SEI solar education

Solar Energy Trade Shows, LLC (SETS) Selects Solar Energy International (SEI) as Exclusive Conference Training Provider

Alexandria, VA (October 1, 2019) – Solar Energy Trade Shows, LLC (SETS), the team behind SPI, ESI, and North America Smart Energy Week, announced a new expanded partnership with Solar Energy International (SEI) to implement installer training content across select events within the Solar Power Events portfolio.

As the solar industry is expanding, so too are […]

By |September 30th, 2019|Categories: Alumni, Battery-Based, eNewsletter, Solar Training (Electric)|Comments Off on Solar Energy Trade Shows, LLC (SETS) Selects Solar Energy International (SEI) as Exclusive Conference Training Provider

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

SEI Co-Founder and Newest Board Member, Johnny Weiss, Travels to Tanzania

Johnny Weiss, retired Co-Founder and newest board member, is currently in Tanzania working
with SEI alum, Lukas Kariongi, in developing local solar capacity.
In 1997, was an eager young Maasai from East Africa who traveled to SEI to be trained as a
solar technician. He attended as a tuition scholarship student. His participation was initiated and
sponsored by Dave […]

By |February 28th, 2019|Categories: eNewsletter|Comments Off on SEI Co-Founder and Newest Board Member, Johnny Weiss, Travels to Tanzania

Exciting changes on the SEI Board!

We are pleased to announce Johnny Weiss, retired SEI Co-Founder, has joined our Board of Directors. Johnny brings his passion for SEI’s charitable and outreach programs to our diverse group of directors. Since his retirement from SEI in 2012, Johnny has focused his efforts on capacity building in Tanzania with SEI alum Lukas Kariongi (see […]

By |February 28th, 2019|Categories: eNewsletter|Comments Off on Exciting changes on the SEI Board!

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

SEI selected as the Leading Training Organization at Solar Power Mexico 2019

Solar Energy International (SEI) will be offering a total of 11 solar energy workshops during Solar Power Mexico 2019. The event will take place at the Citibanamex Center, Mexico City, Mexico from March,19-21.

Solar Power Mexico is organized by three of the leading trade show companies in the world: Deutsche Messe, SNEC PV Power Expo, and […]

By |November 28th, 2018|Categories: eNewsletter, Special Events|Comments Off on SEI selected as the Leading Training Organization at Solar Power Mexico 2019

SEI Will be the Leading Training Organization at Solar Power Mexico 2019

Solar Energy International (SEI) will be offering a total of 6 solar energy workshops during Solar Power Mexico 2019. The event will take place at the Citibanamex Center, Mexico City, Mexico from March,19-21.

Solar Power Mexico is organized by three of the leading trade show companies in the world: Deutsche Messe, SNEC PV Power Expo, and […]

By |November 27th, 2018|Categories: eNewsletter, Programa Hispano, Special Events|Comments Off on SEI Will be the Leading Training Organization at Solar Power Mexico 2019

[PHOTOS] SEI kicks off first hands-on training in Muscat, Oman!

Greetings from Muscat, Oman! It’s week three of classes and the first week ever of PVOL201L: Solar Electric Lab week (Grid-Direct). Our inaugural hands-on training experience in the Middle East kicks off with 16 students from installation companies, academia and more! Shout out to all of the work from our partners at Shams Global Solutions […]

By |November 12th, 2018|Categories: Alumni, eNewsletter, Solar Training (Electric)|Comments Off on [PHOTOS] SEI kicks off first hands-on training in Muscat, Oman!

Alumni Highlight: SEI Alum Edwin Bifelt founds solar company, celebrates major installation and local job creation

Solar energy training can have a life-changing impact on your career path. Solar Energy International (SEI) Alum Edwin Bifelt first took SEI training online in November of 2017. Not even a full year later, he founded a solar company and just celebrated completing the first phase of a 120 kW solar PV ground mount array […]

By |November 12th, 2018|Categories: Alumni, eNewsletter, Solar Training (Electric)|Comments Off on Alumni Highlight: SEI Alum Edwin Bifelt founds solar company, celebrates major installation and local job creation