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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 |March 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 with three […]

By |January 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 |January 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 |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