Happy Holidays from SEI! We are extremely grateful for the continued effort from all SEI students around the globe who are empowering their communities with renewable energy. Each solar project deployed into the world brings us closer and closer to accomplishing the vision of a world powered by renewable energy. Cheers to a 100% renewable future and let’s work together in 2020 to make it the biggest solar energy year EVER!
Here are the top 5 ways you can support SEI and solar energy for the holidays and New Year!
Option #1: Support SEI’s Non-Profit Mission with an End of Year Donation!
Know someone who is hard to shop for and cares about the future of our planet? Gift them #climateaction! Your donation in their name helps us develop a global solar energy workforce with in-depth training that is fighting climate change, one solar system at a time. www.solarenergy.org/donate
Option #2: Enroll Now for SEI’s Online Training
Sessions Starting January 13!
Join our community of passionate instructors and students from all over the world! Register online or contact the SEI Student Services Team (970-527-7657 x1) to get enrolled in the courses below.
Option #3: Escape the Cold Weather this Winter
with a Tropical Solar Training Vacation!
Don’t let the cold stop you from furthering your solar education – put classroom theory into practice with this five-day lab class that offers students the opportunity to work closely with experienced PV professionals and get their hands dirty by fully installing and commissioning a wide variety of system types before testing the system, then de-commissioning and breaking down.
You will work with modules, inverters, and racking components from a wide range of manufacturers that are all big players in the PV industry, all in a temperate environment. A low student-to-instructor ratio and the world-class lab facility at SEI’s Costa Rica location offers the perfect backdrop for your first hands-on PV experience. To learn more, click the link below or contact our Student Services Team at [email protected] or call 970-527-7657 x1.
Option #4 – Join SEI at InterSolar North America or the Energy Expo in Miami
Intersolar North America is the premier solar event that connects innovators and decision makers in the solar + energy storage industry. Happening February 4-6 in San Diego, California, immerse yourself in three days of face-to-face business and networking and cutting-edge technical training and workshops. For a limited time, Solar Energy International (SEI) is offering FREE access to the Intersolar North America 2020 expo hall. Register now and save – this special one-time offer is only available until December 31, 2019 (after that, the price is $130+).
Join SEI at The Energy Expo in Miami Airport Convention Center, February 12 & 13. The event is the effective commercial hub between North American & Worldwide Manufacturers & Distributors with Buyers, Professionals, Dealers, Operators, Contractors and Potential Reps. from Latin America, the Caribbean and the United States.
SEI will be providing two workshops at the event in English and Spanish on PV Installation Best Practices (Grid-Direct) and Tools and Techniques for PV System O&M. Check the schedule and register by clicking the button below.
Option #5 – Join SEIPS at the Distributech Conference in San Antonio!
Use code SEISHIRT to guarantee the DISTRIBUTEXAS shirt with your FREE EXPO registration!
Use code SEI15SHIRT to guarantee the shirt while still getting 15% OFF your Full Summit Pass registration!
SEI Professional Services will be teaching:
Large-scale Solar PV Systems: Design Considerations
This seminar will be taught by the SEI Professional Services Team and powered by Solar Energy international (SEI) curriculum. This educational session provides an in-depth look into the design process and key considerations for ground-mounted megawatt-scale solar PV systems. The goal is safety, reliability, and peak performance. The focus is on the process from planning to best practices in design, through installation, quality control, and commissioning. Project case studies are included to highlight design considerations and choices for a variety of system configurations. This course is taught by instructors from SEI Professional Services who have real project experience in developing, designing, installing, and commissioning large-scale PV systems, so come take advantage! Topics include:
Project planning and site analysis
System design and optimization
Layout and racking choices
Inverter and transformer selection
Installation considerations for optimal performance and reliability
In rural Colorado, the kids of coal miners learn to install solar panels
SEI is proud to work with high school teacher Ben Graves to train the sons and daughters of coal miners in our own backyard! Together, through SEI’s Solar in Schools program, we create opportunities for students to become solar professionals directly after high school. Using our industry recognized curriculum, we partner with high schools to deliver our PV101 curriculum. HS teachers teach SEI curriculum to students, where they learn PV fundamentals in real time with hands-on labs and experiences.
Thank you, High Country News, for sharing our story. You can support the next generation of solar professionals by visiting solarenergy.org/donate today.