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 |2020-10-21T13:36:15-06:00June 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

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 [...]

By |2020-10-21T13:36:17-06:00April 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

SEI’s Solar in Schools achieves new milestone: First successful 10 kW high school install in Paonia

Nine Paonia High School students who are participating in Solar Energy International’s high school solar course had the opportunity to gain hands-on experience installing a solar system for their school this February. They worked during their class period for a week alongside Empowered Energy Systems LLC, who donated their time to the project, to install [...]

By |2018-03-27T19:38:46-06:00March 27th, 2018|Categories: Charitable Programs, Solar Training (Electric), Solarize Blog, Solarize Events, Solarize-blog-posts|Comments Off on SEI’s Solar in Schools achieves new milestone: First successful 10 kW high school install in Paonia

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 |2020-10-21T13:36:23-06:00December 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

Colorado Gives Day: Help us give back to our home state!

An International Renewable Energy Leader, and the Rural Valley it Calls Home Solar Energy International (SEI) believes in a world powered by renewable energy, so it is only fitting that our mission begins at our homebase in Delta County, and in the surrounding communities in Colorado. Students who have visited SEI’s campus in Paonia know [...]

By |2020-10-21T13:36:23-06:00November 27th, 2017|Categories: Alumni, Charitable Programs, Solarize Blog, Solarize Events, Solarize-blog-posts, Special Events|Comments Off on Colorado Gives Day: Help us give back to our home state!

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 |2018-02-06T20:49:18-07:00November 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

Solarize Delta County Farms Enters Its Final Month!

Solar Energy International’s (SEI) Solarize Delta County Farms, a community-powered outreach program offering a streamlined process to go solar by partnering with a local installer, is entering its final month. After 10 weeks of 20 outreach events reaching over 500 community members, the program is entering its final three weeks and registration closes on July [...]

By |2017-06-29T20:18:54-06:00June 29th, 2017|Categories: Solarize Blog, Solarize Events, Solarize-blog-posts|Comments Off on Solarize Delta County Farms Enters Its Final Month!

Calling all business and farm owners! Upcoming C-PACE Presentation in Delta

Do you have a building that needs upgrades? Are you interested in going solar? Are you interested in a long-term, positive cash flow financing mechanism? The time is now! Building-owners who utilize C-PACE funding for an eligible project will repay the cost over a period of 20 years through an additional charge, or assessment, on [...]

By |2017-06-01T19:26:16-06:00June 1st, 2017|Categories: Solarize Blog, Solarize Events, Solarize-blog-posts|Comments Off on Calling all business and farm owners! Upcoming C-PACE Presentation in Delta

Agriculture Energy Efficiency Presentation with the Colorado Energy Office and the Colorado Department of Agriculture

The Solarize team invites Delta County residents to join them at 7pm Wednesday June 14th, at the Heritage Hall in Hotchkiss for an Agriculture Energy Efficiency Presentation with the Colorado Energy Office and the Colorado Department of Agriculture. Colorado farmers spend more than $400 million annually on energy, equaling 7 percent of the industry’s total [...]

By |2017-06-01T19:17:42-06:00June 1st, 2017|Categories: Solarize Blog, Solarize Events, Solarize-blog-posts|Comments Off on Agriculture Energy Efficiency Presentation with the Colorado Energy Office and the Colorado Department of Agriculture

Solarize Delta County Farms Celebrates First Install of the Program!

The Solarize Delta County Farms program is officially in full-swing! Empowered Energy Systems, the program’s partner solar installation company, got to work on Wednesday, May 24 installing the first system of the program, which launched April 18 and will continue through July 18. Solarize Delta County Farms is a community-powered outreach program presented by Solar [...]

By |2020-10-21T13:36:27-06:00May 24th, 2017|Categories: Solarize Blog, Solarize-blog-posts|Comments Off on Solarize Delta County Farms Celebrates First Install of the Program!