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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

SEI’s Solar in Schools grows with the help of Jared Polis Foundation Grant

As cities across the country pledge their commitment to go 100% renewable, a challenge is presented to rural communities, like Delta County, who have been historically coal-producing, to transition into adopting energy practices of the future with limited resources compared to bigger cities. Since 2015, Solar Energy International (SEI) has recognized this struggle, and as […]

By |December 14th, 2017|Categories: Charitable Programs, Solar Forward, Solar Training (Electric), Solarize Blog, Solarize-blog-posts|Comments Off on SEI’s Solar in Schools grows with the help of Jared Polis Foundation Grant

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