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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

Solar Energy International (SEI) selects Gunnison County’s Coldharbour Institute as first partnered community in ‘Solar Forward’ program

GUNNISON, CO- Solar Energy International (SEI), an industry leader in solar energy technical training, kicks off their newest program, Solar Forward, in Colorado’s Western Slope through a partnership with the Coldharbour Institute in Gunnison County.

The Solar Forward program gives nonprofits or community groups located in rural Colorado communities the opportunity to partner with SEI […]

By |June 13th, 2018|Categories: Solar Forward, Solarize Blog, Solarize-blog-posts|Comments Off on Solar Energy International (SEI) selects Gunnison County’s Coldharbour Institute as first partnered community in ‘Solar Forward’ program

SEI launches Solar Forward: A new solar advising program for rural Colorado communities

This year, Solar Energy International (SEI) has launched a new statewide initiative for rural communities in Colorado. Read more about the program that powers rural Colorado communities into the future by starting or supporting solar markets: 

SEI is seeking communities interested in growing their local solar, renewable energy, and energy efficiency markets to participate in a […]

By |May 30th, 2018|Categories: Solar Forward, Solarize Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on SEI launches Solar Forward: A new solar advising program for rural Colorado communities

With SEI’s help, high school students in Delta County install solar photovoltaic systems on their schools

Students at Paonia and Delta High Schools who are a part of Solar Energy Internationals High School Technical Training and Careers Pathways Program installed solar systems on their schools earlier this year.

Nine Paonia High School students worked during their class period for a week alongside Empowered Energy Systems LLC, who donated their time to the […]

By |April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Charitable Programs, Solar Forward, Solar Training (Electric), Solarize Blog, Solarize Events, Solarize-blog-posts, Special Events|Comments Off on With SEI’s help, high school students in Delta County install solar photovoltaic systems on their schools

Solar Energy International honored with Solar Energy and Storage Award

SEI was recognized by the Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association at 2018 Solar Power Mountain West
Aurora, CO.- On Monday, March 12 Solar Energy International (SEI) was recognized by the Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association (COSEIA) at 2018 Solar Power Mountain West’s Solar and Energy and Storage Awards in the category for projects sized 100 kW- […]

By |March 13th, 2018|Categories: Solar Forward, Solarize Blog, Special Events|Comments Off on Solar Energy International honored with Solar Energy and Storage Award