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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 |November 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 |June 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:

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By |June 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 (SEI)’s […]

By |February 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!

Solar Forward: Gunnison ‘Solarize’ launch garners community support and media recognition

What can bring an entire community together on a dark winter night in sub-zero degree temperatures? A favorite local brewery and the power of solar energy!

Last week, the Solarize Gunnison County Team kicked off their Solarize program with a launch event for the community at High Alpine Brewing Co. in Gunnison, Colorado. The event, […]

By |February 12th, 2019|Categories: Solar Forward|Comments Off on Solar Forward: Gunnison ‘Solarize’ launch garners community support and media recognition

Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association (COSEIA) releases ‘7 Principles on How To Get To 100% Clean Energy by 2040’: Solar Forward can help

This week, the Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association (COSEIA), released a new report titled “7 Principles on How To Get To 100% Clean Energy by 2040.”

According to their blog post announcing the report, “Colorado is in the middle of a dynamic evolution in the generation and delivery of electricity because customers are demanding choices and direct […]

By |January 9th, 2019|Categories: Solar Forward, Solarize Blog|Comments Off on Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association (COSEIA) releases ‘7 Principles on How To Get To 100% Clean Energy by 2040’: Solar Forward can help

More than Energy Savings: Why Your School Should Go Solar

Written by Stefan Johnson, SEI AmeriCorps VISTA
In Western Colorado, where Solar Energy International (SEI) is headquartered, we’ve been applying our industry-leading technical training to the education of the next generation. Most of the 65,000 individuals who have received our training have been adults,  but we’re increasing our impact with younger demographics by partnering with high […]

By |December 20th, 2018|Categories: Alumni, Solar Forward, Solarize Blog|Comments Off on More than Energy Savings: Why Your School Should Go Solar

Thanks to SEI AmeriCorps VISTAs, Delta County becomes second smallest County in the U.S. to receive prestigious solar-friendly designation

Solar Energy International (SEI)’s AmeriCorps VISTAs helped pave the way for Delta County, Colorado to receive a Gold designation from the national SolSmart program for making it faster, easier, and more affordable for homes and businesses to go solar. The initial Bronze designation in 2017, also a VISTA-led effort, recognized Delta County for taking measurable […]

By |October 12th, 2018|Categories: Alumni, Charitable Programs, Solar Forward, Solar Training (Electric), Solar Training (Thermal), Solarize Blog|Comments Off on Thanks to SEI AmeriCorps VISTAs, Delta County becomes second smallest County in the U.S. to receive prestigious solar-friendly designation

Solar Forward: The importance of empowering community groups to “be the change” they want to see in their energy future

Solar Forward is on a mission to bring Solar Energy International (SEI)’s industry-leading solar expertise to communities throughout Colorado looking to kickstart solar markets. We are so excited to see solar growth efforts are ramping up in Gunnison County. As the school year gets underway, our program partners are starting their planning process for a […]

By |September 11th, 2018|Categories: Solar Forward|Comments Off on Solar Forward: The importance of empowering community groups to “be the change” they want to see in their energy future

Tales from the road: Solar Forward explores the San Luis Valley

In our efforts to power rural communities forward with solar energy initiatives, SEI’s Solar Forward Program Manager hit the road again this week to meet with community groups throughout Colorado in order to truly understand and explore the needs of these communities, and how Solar Forward can help.

Read her recap below:

As we are […]

By |June 27th, 2018|Categories: Solar Forward|Comments Off on Tales from the road: Solar Forward explores the San Luis Valley