SEI’s Newest Podcast Episode: The Important of Understanding Solar Energy Production Calculators

In the world of data and systems management there is a common phrase, “garbage in / garbage out”. Basically what that is saying is if the data being put into a system is inaccurate or garbage, that is exactly what you are going to get as an output – garbage.

As the solar industry grows and project developers, EPCs, and financiers want to see accurate energy production models during the feasibility study stage of any potential solar project, it is crucial for solar professionals to understand the software tools and calculators used during the energy production estimation stage of any project.

Listen to the full podcast

Check out Solar Energy International (SEI) featured on Solar Power World highlighting our latest podcast, and our newest continuing education course, CE524: PVsyst for PV System Production Modeling.

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SEI’s Online Campus Kicks Off
Solar Training Class Sessions on June 3

Fill your summer schedule with SEI solar energy design and installation training. In June, our online campus will offer trainings covering topics from grid tied, to battery-based, to operations and maintenance of PV systems. 

Upcoming courses starting June 3:



Join Us for In-person Training
in Paonia, Colorado This Summer!




2019 Training Schedule



Amicus Cooperatives Team Up with SEI Professional Services to Offer Discounted Technical Services for Cooperative Members!

Solar Energy International (SEI) has supported the Amicus Solar and Amicus O&M Cooperatives in recent years through a partnership to connect cooperative member-companies with critical professional development opportunities at discounted tuition rates. We are excited to announce that we are expanding our connection and partnership through SEI Professional Services (SEIPS) to offer discounted engineering, technical consulting, design reviews, and other quality assurance services that will help Amicus member-companies serve their clients with assistance from a trusted source.  

Through this expanded partnership, SEIPS is offering both Amicus Cooperative member-companies $90 per hour technical consulting (for the first 10 hours) and 15% off all other services. Normally this discount is only made available to SEI Students and Alumni, but through our expanded partnership this offer is available to the entire Amicus network.  

The Amicus Cooperatives are a special group of quality solar PV installers, integrators, EPCs, developers, and O&M service providers who openly share and collaborate on a wide range of business topics from operational efficiencies to sales and marketing strategies. Members experience the benefits of co-owning two large national cooperatives while remaining independently owned and operated. Each cooperative is jointly-owned and democratically managed by itsmember-companies. 

Contact SEI Professional Services (SEIPS) Today!
The SEI Professional Services (SEIPS) team includes the solar industry’s top PV system designers, engineers, and technicians. Our team has over 550 years of combined solar industry experience.  We are uniquely positioned to offer leading-edge knowledge of solar PV equipment and electrical codes and standards, we strive to pass on that knowledge to your organization and create self sustaining operations for years to come. The types of solar design and consulting services offered to your project can be tailored to meet your specific needs. Solar engineering services are offered separately through SEI Engineering (SEIE), which does business within the states where we are licensed to operate and that list continues to grow rapidly.

We pride ourselves in offering the very best quality assurance for the solar industry. Our consulting and design services include in-house licensed electrical, civil, and structural engineers. We offer Independent Engineering (IE) reports, QA/QC inspections, performance testing, and ongoing evaluation services of existing systems and troubleshooting. These services are offered across the globe in connection with the Solar Energy Energy International (SEI) network.

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 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! 

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SEI Alumni Highlight: Jennifer Brandon’s ‘Small But Mighty’ Solar Rover Powers Events Around Seattle! 

Why a career in solar power? I come from the Southeast (land of the air conditioner), where I was selling old, inefficient homes. I got wiser and realized the impact I was having on our planet and wanted a career that would help it, not continue to hurt it. I started to notice solar power on homes in my area and started to research it. I found a wonderful school, Solar Energy International, that taught me how to design and install solar energy. From there I made connections and got my first job in 2008.

Check out the full story in the Seattle Times



SEI Alumni Highlight:
Engr. Muhammad Amjad Khan of Lomas Energy 

Here at Lomas, we are committed to providing Renewable energy, for the benefit of our planet by reducing carbon emissions. We take great satisfaction in that we deploy solar power systems as full EPC projects, as well as joint ventures and partnerships with other solar companies both inside and outside of Pakistan. Businesses like Lomas that design and install solar panels for renewable energy understand how vital it is that we all do our part whether big or small in protecting our environment and preserving it for future generations

Check out the full story on the SEI Blog



Congratulations to our May Solar Professionals Certificate Program (SPCP) graduates!

  • Muhanad Almutaz
  • Terrence Chambers
  • Steve Kotajarvi
  • Alexander Maki
  • Sean McDonald
  • Nathan Moyer
  • Glenn Thorpe
  • Duane Wilson

Learn more about the SEI’s Solar Professional Certificate Program

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