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SEI’s Solar In the Schools (SIS) outreach program hosts its sixth Solar Lab Days for Delta County 8th graders

This week SEI’s Solar In the Schools (SIS) outreach program hosted its sixth Solar Lab Days for Delta County 8th grade students. Due to weather 3 of the 4 middle schools were able to participate. Over two days 160 students spent the day at SEI’s campus rotating through hands-on energy labs which included lessons and activities […]

By |November 8th, 2019|Categories: Charitable Programs, Solar Forward, Solar Training (Electric), Uncategorized|Comments Off on SEI’s Solar In the Schools (SIS) outreach program hosts its sixth Solar Lab Days for Delta County 8th graders

Footprint Project empowering communities in Puerto Rico with SEI solar education

Footprint Project used Solar Energy International (SEI) curriculum to train workers from Puerto Rico communities in the design and installation of a 2.5KW PV battery system, to help with Mutual Aid Disaster Relief efforts after hurricane Maria.

We talked with the Founder and Director of Footprint Project, William Heegaard to learn more about the experience and […]

By |October 31st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Footprint Project empowering communities in Puerto Rico with SEI solar education

SEI Team Member, Bertram Peterson helped solar power a refugee camp in Greece

Bertram Peterson, SEI Spanish Program Curriculum Translator and Developer, recently participated on an installation of 24 kw interconnected PV systems in a refugee camp in Lesbos, Greece.

“In order to improve the living conditions in the camp, I joined a team from TU Delft to found Energy for Refugees, an NGO that aims to provide energy […]

By |July 29th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on SEI Team Member, Bertram Peterson helped solar power a refugee camp in Greece

First cohort of 13 women graduated using SEI’s curriculum in Puerto Rico Model Forest

On Saturday July 13th, Bosque Modelo graduated its first cohort of 13 women from 9 municipalities in the western highlands of Puerto Rico. The graduating women participated in (15) 6-hour weekly training sessions using Solar Energy International’s (FV101) Solar Electric Design and Installation (Grid-Direct) and (FV203) PV System Fundamentals (Battery-Based) spanish curriculum. In addition, the women […]

By |July 29th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on First cohort of 13 women graduated using SEI’s curriculum in Puerto Rico Model Forest

Alumni Highlight: From SEI student to 165 MW of solar projects across Minnesota!

John Middendorf attended Solar Energy International in 2008.  After attending SEI, he worked for a small company called Apex out Saint Cloud, Minnesota.  At Apex, John worked on residential and small commercial systems.  In 2013, he started working for TruNorth Solar, where he built portfolios of up to 2.5 MW on rooftops and ground mounts.  […]

By |July 9th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Alumni Highlight: From SEI student to 165 MW of solar projects across Minnesota!

A letter of gratitude and warm wishes for the holiday season from SEI Executive Director Kathy Swartz

Dear Alumni and Friends,

Happy Solstice!

Winter has officially arrived in Colorado. While there are just a few patches of snow throughout our PV training campus in Paonia, the mountains are already deep in snow. There’s a cautious optimism that the snowpack will continue throughout the winter, which in spring and summer, provides water for drinking, irrigation […]

By |December 19th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on A letter of gratitude and warm wishes for the holiday season from SEI Executive Director Kathy Swartz

The one thing industry experts say you must do before growing your solar business

The solar industry is growing faster than ever. Maybe you own a solar business that has been booming, or you’re looking to expand into more local markets. We sat down with Will White, Solar Energy International (SEI) curriculum developer and instructor of PVOL206: Solar Training-Solar Business and Technical Sales, to get his expert insight on […]

By |July 18th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on The one thing industry experts say you must do before growing your solar business

SEI Teams Up with Remote Energy to Train Ugandan Engineers on Solar Water Pumping Design

In mid-May, a team of eight Ugandan engineers and one sociologist from the Ministry of Water & the Environment made the long journey to SEI headquarters in Paonia, CO to learn about solar water pumping design. The Ugandan Ministry of Water installs large community-sized water pumping systems, and the group came to SEI as a […]

By |June 1st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on SEI Teams Up with Remote Energy to Train Ugandan Engineers on Solar Water Pumping Design

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

Solar Energy International (SEI) will be attending Greentech Media Mexico Solar Summit 2018

With Latin America’s emergence as the hottest region for solar development in recent years, Mexico has taken the lead with a dynamic energy transition that sets the stage for unprecedented solar growth. Solar Summit Mexico will leverage GTM Research’s expertise in Mexico to ensure your company is uniquely positioned to capture specific opportunities while appropriately […]

By |January 25th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Solar Energy International (SEI) will be attending Greentech Media Mexico Solar Summit 2018