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! Enroll today!
If you are planning on traveling to SEI’s training facility in Paonia, Colorado in the next few months, you better enroll soon! Many of our classes are already filled to capacity. 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.
Solar Energy International (SEI) hosts rural philanthropy days, honored with grant from the Western Colorado Community Foundation
Solar Energy International is honored to partner with the Western Colorado Community Foundation Dave and Mary Wood Fund through a $25,000 grant to expand our Paonia, Colorado training campus capabilities and train more solar PV workers. Thank you so much for supporting our vision of a world powered by renewable energy, starting at home in Delta County, Colorado!
Check out this photo from Rural Philanthropy Days which was held at SEI’s campus at the beginning of June. SEI Executive Director Kathy Swartz and SEI Development Director Marla Korpar accept this generous grant. We are so thankful!
Panasonic supports Solar Energy International (SEI) as key industry sponsor
Program recognizes highly-valued industry sponsors with long-term commitment to advancing SEI’s vision of a world powered by renewable energy
PAONIA, Colo., – Solar Energy International (SEI) is excited to announce its collaboration with Panasonic Corporation of North America as a kilowatt-level industry sponsor through SEI’s Industry Sponsorship Program. SEI is a nonprofit training organization which offers cutting-edge solar and renewable energy training to the solar industry leadership and workforce. With over 70,000 alumni worldwide, nearly 30 years of experience, and over 100-course sessions offered each year, SEI is a leader in solar training throughout the field.
Panasonic’s 3-year sponsorship of the SEI program is expected to increase brand visibility and product recognition among current and future customers through SEI’s broad alumni network. With nearly 5 million reached via social media each year, SEI’s network engages experienced solar professionals and the next generation renewable energy workforce on a global scale.
SEIPS Tech Tips: Job Site Lightning Safety Considerations for Solar Professionals
Summer is here and SEI Professional Services (SEIPS) is hard at work in the field on job sites all over the country. We are ramping up a ton of client work performing commissioning, inspections, and O&M on large-scale solar projects and thought lightning safety would be a timely topic. Severe weather is often a nuisance because it can delay or cancel field work – which causes stress when there are tight deadlines – but the personal safety and the safety of your team should never be compromised.
Contact us today and one of our technical specialists will work with you to maximize your solar project. Contact Jeff Ruppert, P.E., CEO / Civil Engineer for SEI Professional Services / SEI Engineering @ (970) 948-5744 or [email protected].
Join Us for the 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.
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!
Thanks to Iron Edison for a battery bank donation!
SEI received a donation from Iron Edison for a Nickel Iron battery bank! A HUGE thank you to Iron Edison for supporting our non-profit mission! We are proud to announce that we now have all of the primary renewable energy battery technologies integrated into the Paonia Campus! We now have Lithium, Alkaline (Iron Edison), and Lead Acid batteries to integrate into our battery-based trainings!
Check out the solar-powered clipper trike making its way across the Western U.S.!
This month, Eric Goakes stopped by Solar Energy International (SEI)’s campus in Paonia, Colorado during is cross country journey in his solar-powered “Clipper Trike.”
The Trike is quite impressive! It can go up to 20mph on highways and interstates, in addition to having regenerative breaking and cruise control. It has 270W of solar on the bike which powers the motor on the rear wheel, a cooling fan, and a future swamp cooler amongst other bells and whistles. To top it off, it has enough battery capacity to travel 60 miles after the sun goes down. Plus, the trailer has its own solar-powered motor with the capability of bringing Eric over mountain passes.
Check out the full story and video tour of the trike on SEI’s Blog