Jessica Wagner – Bringing New Energy to a Historic Organization
As an applicant in SEI Solar Professionals Certificate Program, Jessica Wagner has been at SEI’s Training Facility in Paonia, Colorado for 6 weeks and she has impressed everyone with her passion and journey to get here. From the initial classes in Grid-Direct Design and Installation to […]
SEI Welcomes New Instructor: Laura Conchelos
SEI Alumni Laura Conchelos recently came back to Solar Energy International (SEI), this time as an instructor. Prior Laura to coming to SEI, Laura spent seven years doing seasonal construction work where gained some experience with solar electric systems while working on off-grid cabins in New Hampshire. Her experience is […]
Having a Case of the Mondays? It is Our Favorite Day of the Week Here at Solar Energy International (SEI)!
by Jessica Finnigan, SEI Workshop Coordinator
Having a “case of the Mondays” looks very different here at SEI than it does in the classic “Office Space” movie. Mondays are by far my favorite day of the week. Almost every Monday, from April through October, upwards of 32 students descend onto our campus for their solar training. […]
Solar Energy International’s Programa Hispano (Spanish Program) welcomed thirteen students from all over Latin America to SEI’s solar training facility in Paonia, Colorado. The students came to SEI to attend “FV201L: Laboratorio Fotovoltaico de Sistemas Conectados a la Red- Práctico or Grid-Direct Photovoltaic Systems Laboratory. The class was taught entirely in Spanish by SEI instructors […]
Solar installer training with Solar Energy International (SEI) was a dream come true for Daniel Gisonda for whom solar had been a lifelong pursuit. As a child, Daniel was frequently found exploring with Discovery Zone solar kits and to this day spends his free time tinkering with small solar projects such as converting a conventional […]
Stephanie Gulliver (second from the right in photo) is an Electrical Engineer from San Francisco, CA. She is returning to SEI for her second class in solar electric systems and solar installation training. This Spring she enrolled in PV 202: Advanced PV System Design and the NEC (Grid Direct) with the purpose of pursuing professional […]
SolarWorld Americas Inc., America’s largest manufacturer of crystalline silicon solar cells and photovoltaic modules, has selected industry-recognized non-profit renewable energy training school Solar Energy International (SEI) as a solar installer training partner.
This partnership will provide professional development for SolarWorld’s rapidly growing solar installer network. Solar installation training opportunities are available for installers just entering the […]
Solar Energy International (SEI) is pleased to offer comprehensive Veterans Educational Funding and outreach programs for veterans and active duty military personnel. We proudly offer educational opportunities and benefits to military members, their families, and veterans who have honorably served.
SEI is now authorized to offer eligible veterans the ability to use their education benefits towards […]
For some, beginning a career in the solar industry is like going home. This is especially true for SEI Student Ethan Mendel. Ethan rolled up to the SEI Campus with his off-grid tiny home in tow. Appropriately, he was enrolled in PV 203, Fundamentals of Battery Based PV Systems. A veteran from Georgia, Ethan not […]
Fred Munn came to Paonia this April, seeing a sunny future for himself and his business. Fred and his business partner, Michael Hendrix, journeyed to SEI’s Paonia campus from Wisconsin to jump start their solar installer training experience. Beginning with PV 101- Grid Direct Solar Design and Installation and continued on with PV 203- Fundamentals […]