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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 of […]

By |September 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 Alumni in the Field: Commercial PV Installer for Namaste Solar

Ben Vandervliet first found out about Solar Energy International (SEI) classes from his brother who was a part of the SEI Solar Ready Vets program, and now he’s a full-time commercial PV installer with Namaste Solar based out of Fort Collins, Colorado. SEI can help launch your career in the solar industry, too! Ben shared […]

By |August 28th, 2019|Categories: Alumni, Solar Training (Electric)|Comments Off on SEI Alumni in the Field: Commercial PV Installer for Namaste Solar

Native Americans Embrace the Sun

A New Way to Honor the Old Ways
Pine Ridge, South Dakota (August 15, 2019) – Red Cloud Renewable (RCR) and Solar Energy International (SEI) are pleased to announce selection of the first class of Native Americans to receive a full scholarship as part of the professional level Tribal Train the Trainer (T4) Program for Solar […]

By |August 20th, 2019|Categories: Alumni, Battery-Based, Charitable Programs, Solar Training (Electric)|Comments Off on Native Americans Embrace the Sun

Fluke supports Solar Energy International (SEI) as industry sponsor through equipment donation

Fluke’s generous donation will be featured in SEI’s industry-leading lab training facility in Paonia, Colorado
PAONIA, CO. –Solar Energy International (SEI) is excited to announce its collaboration with Fluke as a megawatt-level industry sponsor through SEI’s Industry Sponsorship Program. Fluke achieved megawatt sponsor status through a donation of professional electronic test tools and softwareto be featured […]

By |July 29th, 2019|Categories: Alumni, Battery-Based, Solar Training (Electric)|Comments Off on Fluke supports Solar Energy International (SEI) as industry sponsor through equipment donation

Alumni Highlight: Josh Rogers, from SEI student to Director of Solar Operations for Duke Energy Renewables

At Solar Energy International (SEI) we love to share exciting news about what our alumni are up to as they move forward in their careers out in the field. Alumni Josh Rogers is the Director of Solar Operations for Duke Energy Renewables in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

According to Josh, he first learned about SEI a couple […]

By |July 25th, 2019|Categories: Alumni, NABCEP Certification, Solar Training (Electric)|Comments Off on Alumni Highlight: Josh Rogers, from SEI student to Director of Solar Operations for Duke Energy Renewables

Check out the solar-powered clipper trike making its way across the Western U.S.!

This month, Eric Goakes stopped by Solar Energy International (SEI)’s campus in Paonia, Colorado during is cross country journey in his solar-powered “Clipper Trike.” 

The Trike is quite impressive! It can go up to 20mph on highways and interstates, in addition to having regenerative breaking and cruise control. It has 270W of solar on the bike […]

By |June 27th, 2019|Categories: Alumni, Battery-Based, Solar Training (Electric), Special Events|Comments Off on Check out the solar-powered clipper trike making its way across the Western U.S.!

Panasonic supports Solar Energy International (SEI) as key industry sponsor

Program recognizes highly-valued industry sponsors with long-term commitment to advancing SEI’s vision of a world powered by renewable energy

PAONIA, Colo., – Solar Energy International (SEI) is excited to announce its collaboration with Panasonic Corporation of North America as a kilowatt-level  industry sponsor through SEI’s Industry Sponsorship Program. SEI is a nonprofit training organization which offers […]

By |June 20th, 2019|Categories: Alumni, Solar Training (Electric), Solar Training (Thermal), Special Events|Comments Off on Panasonic supports Solar Energy International (SEI) as key industry sponsor

Solar Energy International (SEI) and Red Cloud Renewable Launch Tribal Train the Trainer Program

SEI is proud to once again join hands with Red Cloud Renewable Energy Center (RCR) bringing advanced solar PV expertise, with an accessible technical curriculum that puts power into the hands of learners.  Our ‘Tribal Train the Trainer’ model creates a new web of skillful solar trainers, equipped to initiate solar teaching and related projects in their […]

By |April 30th, 2019|Categories: Alumni, Battery-Based, Charitable Programs, eNewsletter, Solar Training (Electric), Special Events|Comments Off on Solar Energy International (SEI) and Red Cloud Renewable Launch Tribal Train the Trainer Program

Happy Earth Week: Here’s Your Chance to Win a FREE SEI Class!

HAPPY EARTH WEEK! Monday, April 22 is officially Earth Day, but at Solar Energy International (SEI) every day is Earth Day. We’re taking this week to celebrate the successes and journeys of our SEI students and alumni. On Earth Day we’re making a BIG announcement: One person in our network is going to receive an […]

By |April 15th, 2019|Categories: Alumni, Battery-Based, Charitable Programs, Developing World, NABCEP Certification, Professional Services, Solar Training (Electric), Solar Training (Thermal), Special Events|Comments Off on Happy Earth Week: Here’s Your Chance to Win a FREE SEI Class!

2019 lab sessions starting soon: Check out new additions to the SEI campus!

Paonia, Colorado is home to Solar Energy International (SEI)’s industry leading solar energy technical training facility. Since the early 2000s, tens of thousands of students have received hands-on experience in installing and commissioning solar systems at our lab yard. SEI offers classes on a variety of critical topics for industry professionals from grid-tied, to battery-based, […]

By |March 26th, 2019|Categories: Alumni, Battery-Based, Solar Training (Electric)|Comments Off on 2019 lab sessions starting soon: Check out new additions to the SEI campus!