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Lighting the fire: A message from SEI Alumni Bilal Ahmed

​Schools in rural Pakistan face energy poverty every day. Many have no, or very limited access to electricity. SEI Alum (years ’10, ’11, ’15), Bilal Ahmed, aims to change that. Bilal first came to us when he was a practicing physician in Bismarck, ND. However, his real passion is setting up solar PV powered wells […]

By |April 9th, 2018|Categories: Alumni, Battery-Based, Charitable Programs, Developing World, eNewsletter|Comments Off on Lighting the fire: A message from SEI Alumni Bilal Ahmed

SEI is looking for bilingual instructors for our Spanish Solar Installer Training Program!

Solar Energy International (SEI) is a 501(c)3 non-profit education organization with a mission to provide industry-leading technical training and expertise in renewable energy to empower people, communities and businesses worldwide. Founded in 1991, SEI has trained more than 60,000 people from around the world. As an organization, we are committed to offering the highest quality, unbiased renewable energy […]

By |February 27th, 2018|Categories: eNewsletter, Programa Hispano|Comments Off on SEI is looking for bilingual instructors for our Spanish Solar Installer Training Program!

Our Spanish free online course on Renewable Energy is updated, enroll today!

At Solar Energy International (SEI) we are committed to providing the best possible education in renewable energy, which is why our curriculum is frequently updated by our team of IREC (Interstate Renewable Energy Council) certified instructors to always be at the forefront of the industry.

Our free online course RE100: Introduction to Renewable Energy  covers the basics […]

By |February 27th, 2018|Categories: eNewsletter, Programa Hispano|Comments Off on Our Spanish free online course on Renewable Energy is updated, enroll today!

SEI opens it’s first international Solar Training Center in Costa Rica, enroll today!

2018 is just starting, and while we all started to work on our New Year’s resolutions, Solar Energy International (SEI) will be accomplishing one of its biggest projects this year: the inauguration of SEI’s first international Solar Training Center in Costa Rica. This new training facility will accelerate and expand access to world-class solar training […]

By |January 26th, 2018|Categories: Developing World, eNewsletter, Programa Hispano|Comments Off on SEI opens it’s first international Solar Training Center in Costa Rica, enroll today!

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, Solar Forward, 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