Celebrate energy independence by taking classes through SEI’s Online Campus Sessions starting on Monday – July 6th!
As we prepare to celebrate our nation’s independence day on July 4th here in the Unites States, we invite the ENTIRE WORLD to celebrate ENERGY INDEPENDENCE on July 6th as we launch another round of online courses.
The first 10 people who sign up for NEW SEI Membership (any level) at our booth will get a free ticket to come and party with the SEI Team, Supporters, and Friends at the Solar Battler of the Bands on July 15!
SEI is an official sponsor of the Solar Battle of the Bands (SBOB), a solar industry party and musical competition. The fifth annual SBOTB will be held at the Mezzanine in San Francisco on Wednesday, July 15 at 8 pm.
Founded in 2011, SBOB is produced by Quick Mount PV, a solar mounting manufacturer based in Walnut Creek, CA. SBOB is a unique industry event for solar professionals that coincides with the Intersolar North America conference and trade show. SBOB brings solar professionals together through a friendly competition of company bands at one of the solar industrys most popular events.
SEI Opens First Public Electric Vehicle Charging Station in Delta County, Colorado
On June 1, 2015, Solar Energy International (SEI) commissioned the first public electric vehicle (EV) charging station in Delta County, Colorado.
SEI is proud to make our electric vehicle charging station free and open to the public, stated Kathy Swartz, SEIs Executive Director. The energy powering SEIs charging station is 100% solar powered through our state-of-the-art solar training facility.
This EV charging station literally puts Delta County on the map today as an accessible destination for clean, reliable transportation. Historically these efforts have focused on the Front Range or much larger communities. With this charging station, we are able to provide this service to locals and visitors alike, said Pete Mueller, SEIs AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer and author of the grant. Electric vehicle charging stations can be located on www.plugshare.com and on the smartphone app, Alternative Fueling Station Locator, managed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
In effort to continue offering technical PV training to Spanish speakers around the world, SEI’s Spanish Program is pleased to announce our upcoming series of workshops taught in Spanish. Our second FV101 online course will begin August 17 of this year. Right now we are offering a special promotion of 30% off the regular price of the class. We are also offering two back-to-back courses, FV101 and FV201L in person beginning October 12 at our training center in Paonia, Colorado.
These classes bring students together from all across the globe, and are an excellent opportunity to network and meet like-minded professionals. Our classes are always small enough for ample individual attention, but they do fill up fast. So register now!
Congratulations to the Solar Ready Vets – graduating class of June 2015 from Ft. Carson! View photo gallery >>
It was an honor for SEI to lead this training over the last several weeks and attend this month’s graduation ceremony. We hope this program continues to grow, as there are thousands of more active duty military personnel and veterans who could benefit from this trainign program. The skills sets and drive that these veterans have will help ensure that solar energy is the future of our country and our planet!
In our continuing efforts to support current students and alumni from the Solar Ready Vets program, SEI has launched the Solar Ready Vets LinkedIn Group. We will be using this members only group to connect program participants with employers and other industry resources. Alumni from the Solar Ready Vets Program and employers can have access to this private group.
Any resident with a zip code in Paonia (81428), Hotchkiss (81419), or Crawford (81415), is eligible to register for this round of Solarize. Future rounds of Solarize may expand to other areas within Delta County.
SEI Alumni Highlight: Summer 2015 Solar Professionals Certificate Program Graduates
Congratulations to the following SEI Solar Professionals Certificate Program graduates who have completed SEI’s most rigourous program of training!
Completion of SEI’s Solar Professionals Certificate Program requires at least 150 training hours and is a selective admissions program to help ensure the success of our students and provide a quality workforce for the solar industry.
Summer 2015 Graduates:
Seyed Ehsan Jazayeri Moghaddas
Jean-Pierre Kesnel Vertil
SEI’s Paonia, Colorado Training Experience Check Out SEI’s Facebook Photo Stream
If an image is worth a thousand words, then our Facebook Photo Stream is an epic novel full of friends, fun, and total solar geekery that tells a visual story of SEI’s mission.
Take a look back through our photos to revisit the amazing people we have met through our new and returning students and the beautiful scenery Paonia, Colorado blesses us with everyday here at Solar Energy International (SEI).
SEI Solar Professionals Certificate Program Taking Applications for Summer / Fall 2015
Do YOU Have What it Takes?
SEI’s Solar Professionals Certificate Program (SPCP) is our most rigorous training program where you will have the opportunity to complete a multi-course track leading towards completing a program of study with SEI.
or call SEI Student Services at: (970) 527-7657 x1
As the solar industry becomes more and more competitive, SEI’s full training program will help you stand apart from the growing number of people who have taken only the bare minimum to sit for NABCEP Certification or who have not received any formal training at all. If you are considering completing a path of training through SPCP in 2015, you will want to apply for admission and scheduling of your prerequisite training as soon as possible in order to complete the program in a timely manner this year.
Program completion is still possible if you start later in the training year, but becomes more and more difficult from a scheduling standpoint due to our full courses. Contact SEI Student Services today to speak to a SPCP advisor or complete the online application today.