Solar Energy International (SEI) awarded grant from the Western Colorado Community Foundation for sustainability upgrades on campus

The $5k prize will go toward a greener educational experience at SEI’s Paonia headquarters Paonia, CO– Solar Energy International (SEI) was chosen as a recipient of Western Colorado Community Foundation (WCCF)’s 2019 Environment grant, and the $5,000 will be put toward “reduce, reuse and recycle” efforts in their Paonia-based industry-leading lab yard. SEI is one [...]

By |2020-10-21T13:36:03-06:00September 16th, 2019|Categories: Alumni, Solar Professionals Certificate Program, Solar Training (Electric), Solar Training (Thermal), Special Events|Comments Off on Solar Energy International (SEI) awarded grant from the Western Colorado Community Foundation for sustainability upgrades on campus

SEI, Colorado Solar and Storage Association (COSSA) and GRID Alternatives team up to host Solar Career Expo

The free Solar Power and Energy Storage Mountain West Expo connects industry employers with prospective clean energy career seekers The Expo is powered by Solar Ready Colorado, a partnership between Solar Energy International, GRID Alternatives, and the Colorado Solar and Storage Association AURORA, Colo. -- Solar Energy International (SEI), Colorado Solar and Storage Association (COSSA), [...]

By |2020-10-21T13:36:07-06:00March 21st, 2019|Categories: Alumni, Battery-Based, Solar Professionals Certificate Program, Solar Training (Electric), Special Events|Comments Off on SEI, Colorado Solar and Storage Association (COSSA) and GRID Alternatives team up to host Solar Career Expo

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!

SEPA report predicts the rapid growth of solar+storage: SEI classes can help you get an edge on this emerging market

This week, The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) released its 2018 Utility Energy Storage Market Snapshot. According to SEPA, the report delivers "unbiased analysis and figures based on verified interconnection data from over 130 US utilities." This year’s Utility Energy Storage Market Snapshot covers the expanding applications of energy storage and key market trends. Here are [...]

By |2020-10-21T13:36:13-06:00August 29th, 2018|Categories: Alumni, Battery-Based, eNewsletter, Solar Professionals Certificate Program|Comments Off on SEPA report predicts the rapid growth of solar+storage: SEI classes can help you get an edge on this emerging market

Improve your solar resume in minutes with these tips from our Student Services Team

At Solar Energy International (SEI) we train around 2,000 students per season, many of them looking to break into the solar industry as a new career path. One question we get asked all the time is, how do I format my resume with past experience in a different industry in a way that appeals to [...]

By |2020-10-21T13:36:13-06:00July 26th, 2018|Categories: Alumni, Battery-Based, Professional Services, Solar Professionals Certificate Program, Solar Training (Electric), Solar Training (Thermal)|Comments Off on Improve your solar resume in minutes with these tips from our Student Services Team

Solar Energy International, Western join forces: Partnership to offer college-level courses in solar energy

GUNNISON, Colo. – Solar Energy International (SEI) and Western State Colorado University are proud to announce a groundbreaking partnership through the Western Extended Studies Department that will give students the ability to receive college credit for SEI's industry-recognized solar training program. Through a dual enrollment agreement, students will be able to enroll in SEI's classes offered [...]

By |2020-10-21T13:36:21-06:00February 5th, 2018|Categories: Alumni, Battery-Based, Professional Services, Solar Professionals Certificate Program, Solar Training (Electric), Special Events|Comments Off on Solar Energy International, Western join forces: Partnership to offer college-level courses in solar energy

Solar, in spite of the tariff, will continue to thrive and disrupt

A message from Kathy Swartz, Solar Energy International (SEI) Executive Director Dear Friends and Alumni of SEI, On Monday, January 22, the Trump Administration made a deciding call on the anticipated solar trade case, announcing a 30 percent tariff on imported solar cells and modules, to taper off by five percent over four years. While [...]

By |2020-10-21T13:36:22-06:00January 25th, 2018|Categories: Alumni, Battery-Based, Charitable Programs, Developing World, Solar Professionals Certificate Program, Solar Training (Electric), Solar Training (Thermal), Special Events|Comments Off on Solar, in spite of the tariff, will continue to thrive and disrupt

Preparing for NABCEP’s three new specialty certification exams with SEI’s solar installer training courses

This month, The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) officially announced three new specialty certifications. According to the NABCEP website, the certifications were developed in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Sunshot Initiative, in an effort to reflect the demands of the solar industry. So how does Solar Energy International (SEI)’s [...]

By |2018-02-03T05:14:36-07:00January 24th, 2018|Categories: Alumni, Battery-Based, NABCEP Certification, Solar Professionals Certificate Program, Solar Training (Electric)|Comments Off on Preparing for NABCEP’s three new specialty certification exams with SEI’s solar installer training courses

Alumni Highlight: SEI provides experience to take your career to the next level

Have you thought about your New Year’s resolution yet? 2018 is the perfect time to grow your solar career. Solar Energy International (SEI)’s Solar Professionals Certificate Program (SPCP) is the industry's most rigorous training program to prepare professionals for the highly technical clean energy workforce. SEI offers six different SPCP tracks for students to pursue [...]

By |2020-10-21T13:36:22-06:00December 28th, 2017|Categories: Alumni, Solar Professionals Certificate Program, Solar Training (Electric)|Comments Off on Alumni Highlight: SEI provides experience to take your career to the next level

SEI textbook sales spike in December, find out why

Have you ever wondered what Solar Energy International (SEI) is up to when summer class sessions end for the winter? Besides our ongoing schedule of online solar energy training classes, you might be surprised to learn that December is the busiest time of year for textbook sales! Developed and written by SEI, Solar Electric Handbook: [...]

By |2017-12-21T21:38:35-07:00December 21st, 2017|Categories: NABCEP Certification, Solar Professionals Certificate Program, Solar Training (Electric)|Comments Off on SEI textbook sales spike in December, find out why