Colorado Energy Office and Solar Energy International (SEI) launch strategic partnership to support communities working to transition to clean energy

STATEWIDE - Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 - The Colorado Energy Office (CEO) today announced it has launched a formal partnership with Paonia-based educational non-profit, Solar Energy International (SEI.) This strategic partnership will expand the reach of resources to Colorado communities working to transition to cleaner energy and increase economic recovery and resiliency. The partnership will [...]

By |2020-10-21T13:35:50-06:00September 15th, 2020|Categories: Solar Forward|Comments Off on Colorado Energy Office and Solar Energy International (SEI) launch strategic partnership to support communities working to transition to clean energy

Colorado Mountain Town Counts on Solar for Resiliency amid COVID Concerns

Solar Energy International’s Solar Forward program adapts the Solarize model with an off-grid program CRESTONE, CO -  When March 2020 hit, rural, isolated communities did not have the luxury of being shocked by the COVID-19 pandemic - they had to take action immediately. And with the imminent threat of climate-change related natural disaster, under-resourced communities [...]

By |2020-10-21T13:35:54-06:00August 12th, 2020|Categories: Solar Forward|Comments Off on Colorado Mountain Town Counts on Solar for Resiliency amid COVID Concerns

Resiliency needed now more than ever: Let’s keep pushing Solar Forward

As COVID-19 continues to have a sweeping impact across the solar industry and local economies, how can we support sustainability and economic resilience? Solar Energy International (SEI)’s Solar Forward program is continuing full-speed ahead with efforts to help rural communities kickstart solar markets, an effort that remains critical throughout these unprecedented times. Our New [...]

By |2020-05-11T14:52:09-06:00May 11th, 2020|Categories: Solar Forward|Comments Off on Resiliency needed now more than ever: Let’s keep pushing Solar Forward

Solar Forward kicks off 2020 consulting with a new community partner: Crestone

Solar Forward is excited to announce that its first partnered region for a Solar Forward outreach campaign this year will be the town of Crestone and the surrounding Baca-area. Solar Energy International (SEI) has partnered with the locally-based Crestone-Baca Resiliency Energy Group, who will oversee a Solar Forward outreach campaign aimed at kickstarting a solar [...]

By |2020-03-30T17:59:19-06:00March 11th, 2020|Categories: Solar Forward|Comments Off on Solar Forward kicks off 2020 consulting with a new community partner: Crestone

New year new milestones: SEI moves ‘Solar Forward’ in 2020

Solar Forward wrapped up 2019 celebrating a year with over 1 MW of new installations across Colorado, and we’re moving into 2020 with exciting new goals and partnerships. Here are some of our program highlights from 2019, and a look ahead into 2020.  The numbers: 2019 was a big year for Solar Forward. We partnered [...]

By |2020-10-21T13:35:59-06:00January 22nd, 2020|Categories: Solar Forward|Comments Off on New year new milestones: SEI moves ‘Solar Forward’ in 2020

Gunnison County: The lasting impact of Solar Forward on communities

Nunatek Alternative Energy Solutions was the chosen solar installation company for the Solarize Gunnison County program, which launched with the help of Solar Forward technical consulting in 2019. A year out from the program launch, Lena Wilensky of Nunatek reports on the positive impact Solar Forward, and the Solarize Gunnison program, has had on the [...]

By |2020-10-21T13:36:00-06:00January 21st, 2020|Categories: Solar Forward|Comments Off on Gunnison County: The lasting impact of Solar Forward on communities

SEI’s Solar In the Schools (SIS) outreach program hosts its sixth Solar Lab Days for Delta County 8th graders

This week SEI's Solar In the Schools (SIS) outreach program hosted its sixth Solar Lab Days for Delta County 8th grade students. Due to weather 3 of the 4 middle schools were able to participate. Over two days 160 students spent the day at SEI’s campus rotating through hands-on energy labs which included lessons and activities [...]

By |2020-10-21T13:36:02-06:00November 8th, 2019|Categories: Charitable Programs, Solar Forward, Solar Training (Electric), Uncategorized|Comments Off on SEI’s Solar In the Schools (SIS) outreach program hosts its sixth Solar Lab Days for Delta County 8th graders

Solar Forward: Successful Summit County Solarize launch, Montrose moves forward with planning process

Solar Energy International (SEI)’s Solar Forward technical consulting program is helping communities kickstart solar markets across Colorado! We’re excited to share some recent updates. SEI is currently partnered with the High Country Conservation Center (HC3) in Summit County, and a Montrose Solarize Coalition in the City of Montrose, providing technical assistance to both of these [...]

By |2020-10-21T13:36:05-06:00June 10th, 2019|Categories: Solar Forward|Comments Off on Solar Forward: Successful Summit County Solarize launch, Montrose moves forward with planning process

Gunnison County experiences ‘surge of solar development’ following Solarize campaign supported by Solar Forward

Results are in! Solar Energy International (SEI)’s first partnered community through the Solar Forward program, Gunnison County, has officially concluded their Solarize program. Their efforts resulted in over 100 kW of new, installed solar in the County, and solar market development that spans beyond the Solarize campaign. Check out the final results by the numbers: [...]

By |2020-10-21T13:36:05-06:00June 10th, 2019|Categories: Solar Forward|Comments Off on Gunnison County experiences ‘surge of solar development’ following Solarize campaign supported by Solar Forward

SEI’s letter to Colorado Governor Jared Polis: Ambitious renewable energy goals? We can help!

Colorado Governor Jared Polis was sworn into office in January touting the nation's most ambitious renewable energy goal, 100% renewable energy by 2040. This goal surpasses the notably progressive states of Hawaii and California, which have historically paved the way to RE-friendly policies, with both pledging to make the switch by 2045. Solar Energy International [...]

By |2020-10-21T13:36:07-06:00February 21st, 2019|Categories: Alumni, Battery-Based, Solar Forward, Solar Professionals Certificate Program, Solar Training (Electric)|Comments Off on SEI’s letter to Colorado Governor Jared Polis: Ambitious renewable energy goals? We can help!