Join SEI in Paonia, Colorado
for the 2019 Solar Family Reunion!
Join SEI as we host the Solar Family Reunion in Paonia, Colorado! Whether you’re a pioneer or new to the industry, you are invited to this special gathering of the solar family.
This multi-day event, which is held over Labor Day Weekend, will include time for catching up with old and new solar friends, a screening of Solar Roots: The Pioneers of PV, live music, Friday dinner and Saturday lunch, all the festivities at the SEI campus, optional hikes and tours of the local farms and wineries, and an optional service project on Monday. No matter if you have been around since the earliest of days of solar, you are new to the industry, or thinking about jumping on the solar train– YOU NEED TO BE HERE!
When: Friday Aug 30 to Monday, Sep 3 Where: Paonia, Colorado at SEI’s Headquarters Who: EVERYONE invited! PARTY with the Solar Family and the Solar Pioneers.
SEI’S training program counts towards the training requirements for taking the NABCEP certification examinations. Most of SEI’s training can be taken either online or in-person. NABCEP certification is based on both training and field experience.
The NABCEP Certification Handbook is a very helpful resource in understanding the Certification process. NABCEP offers entry level knowledge assessment, professional certification, and company accreditation programs to renewable energy professionals throughout North America and the world. Raising industry standards and promoting consumer confidence, NABCEP is known as the “gold standard” for PV Certifications. NABCEP is the most respected, well-established, and widely recognized certification organization for North American solar professionals.
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 participated in 6 supervised, practice community installations in residential and community settings within the region.
Bosque Modelo (Model Forest) is a broad concept of forest, which integrates environment, economy and society. It is a forest with people that break with the traditional concept of conservation to promote a new concept of conservation through sustainable economic development that values natural attributes and empowers the citizens of the area. Read more
Enroll Now for SEI’s Online Campus
Sessions Starting August 26!
Join our growing online learning community of passionate instructors and students from all over the world! Register online or contact the SEI Student Services Team by August 26th to get enrolled in the following courses:
Solar training doesn’t have to take place in a stuffy hotel conference center. Imagine the Colorado Rocky Mountains surrounding you as you learn from the very best instructors in the solar industry. The SEI solar training experience in Paonia, Colorado will change your life forever!
If you are planning on traveling to SEI’s training facility in Paonia, Colorado in the next few months, you better enroll soon! The courses below are already more than half full so you will want to enroll soon even if you are still planning your travel arrangements.
SEI Professional Services is proud to announce our selection to the 2019 Solar Power World Top Contractors list! View our ranking >> Watch this video to learn about what makes our business model different! If you have a solar project you are working on and want to see how SEIPS can help – contact us today!
SEI Spanish Program Curriculum Translator
and Developer Bertram Peterson helped
solar power a refugee camp in 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 to those who need it most. With a couple of grants from the university and a crowdfunding campaign, we were able to fund and install a 24 kW, interconnected PV system in the camp. This system is expected to save approximately 10,000 €/year in energy and/or diesel costs and alleviate a portion of the stress on the local grid, thus helping avoid blackouts. At the same time students from TU Delft learned the hands-on side of solar and project management,” Bertram shared. Read more
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
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 software to be featured in SEI’s industry-leading lab training facility in Paonia, Colorado. Read more
Check out more updates on
the Solar Energy International (SEI) Blog:
Josh Rogers, from SEI student to Director of Solar Operations for Duke Energy Renewables
Alumni Josh Rogers is the Director of Solar Operations for Duke Energy Renewables in Charlotte, North Carolina. Read more
From SEI student to 165 MW of solar projects across Minnesota!
John Middendorf attended SEI classes in 2008. He is currently working on building 4 projects totaling 21 MW, and planning 12 more for spring 2020. Read more
SEI spinoff program Solar Rollers inspires youth with solar