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NFPA 855: It’s here. How your ESS projects will be impacted

(October 14th 1-2pm MT) NFPA 855 is a new (2020) standard on the installation of stationary energy storage systems (ESS) which are now being widely installed in residential, commercial and utility scale pv systems. Join us for an enlightening one-hour conversation with Brian O’Connor, Fire Protection Engineer at NFPA, and learn about why the new […]

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Renewable Energy Success Stories: How the transition from a fossil fuel economy to a renewable energy economy aids in resilience and recovery in rural communities

(September 29th 11am-12:00pm MT) Join SEI’s Solar Forward Program and the Colorado Energy Office as they kick off a new partnership with a webinar on renewable energy success stories. In this webinar, attendees will learn about the tools and consulting offered through SEI’s Solar Forward program, as well as first-hand accounts from past participants. CEO […]

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RE100: Introduction to Renewable Energy

SEI’s Free Online Course Welcome to the world of renewable energy!  RE100 is a free course that covers the basics of renewable energy, and is a great introduction for those new to the field, those who are looking to make a career change, or those who just want to learn more about energy from the […]

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PVOL101: Solar Training – Solar Electric Design and Installation (Grid-Direct) – Online

Get $50 off sessions starting September 28! Use promo code SEPT50OFF PVOL101 is your gateway to a career in the solar industry.  It all starts with the fundamentals, and a solid understanding of various components, system architectures, and applications for PV systems.  Other topics include site analysis, system sizing, array configuration, and performance estimation; electrical […]

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RDOL101: Appropriate Technology for the Developing World – Online

Get $50 off sessions starting September 28! Use promo code SEPT50OFF Are you interested in international development, humanitarian work, or helping others with renewable energy projects internationally?  If you answered yes- this course is for you! The first part of this course surveys technologies that aim to improve people’s access to basic human needs: water […]

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SHOL101: Solar Thermal Training – Solar Hot Water Design and Installation – Online

Students in this course will learn the theory, design considerations and installation strategies necessary to install and maintain a solar domestic hot water system. Passive solar water heaters, drainback systems, antifreeze systems, and photovoltaic powered systems are all addressed, as well as an introduction to pool and space heating systems.

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PVOL202: Solar Training – Advanced PV System Design and the NEC (Grid-Direct) – Online

Get $50 off sessions starting September 28! Use promo code SEPT50OFF Take a deep dive into National Electrical Code (NEC® 2017) standards as well as other best practices that pertain to designing safe and efficient grid-direct PV systems. PV202 focuses on residential and commercial-scale systems, but the Code requirements, design parameters, and best practices are […]

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PVOL203: Solar Training – PV System Fundamentals (Battery-Based) – Online

Get $50 off sessions starting September 28! Use promo code SEPT50OFF PV systems with energy storage are a rapidly growing segment of the industry. This course builds a foundation for understanding many battery-based applications, in which the complexity far exceeds that of a grid­-direct PV system. Load analysis is addressed along with other critical design […]

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PVOL206: Solar Training – Solar Business and Technical Sales – Online

Get $50 off sessions starting August 17! Use promo code AUG50OFF There are many opportunities for different careers in the residential PV industry, including the business and sales side. Addressing topics from the NABCEP PV Technical Sales job task analysis, PVOL206 focuses on important technical considerations for PV sales professionals, including financial analysis and system financing. Through insightful presentations […]

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PVOL303: Solar Training – Advanced PV Multimode and Microgrid Design (Battery-Based) – Online

Get $50 off sessions starting September 28! Use promo code SEPT50OFF Multimode systems are complex energy storage systems that can operate in utility interactive or island mode – and the market for these systems is experiencing exponential growth. Whether providing backup power when the grid is down, operating in self consumption mode, or reducing peak […]

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PVOL304: Solar Training – Advanced PV Stand-alone System Design (Battery-Based) – Online

The PV industry began with off-grid systems, and with so many new applications for stand­-alone power, equipment advancements and cost reductions, the energy storage sector is growing like never before. This advanced course covers detailed load analysis, charge controllers, PV array sizing, stand-­alone inverters, as well as numerous design examples that address the wide-ranging specifics […]

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PVOL350: Solar Training – PV Systems – Tools and Techniques for Operations and Maintenance – Online

As more and more PV systems come online, the operations and maintenance (O&M) field is rapidly expanding. This course trains PV technicians to safely and effectively perform O&M tasks, including inspections, commissioning, performance verification, and troubleshooting. Students will become familiar with a wide range of advanced analytical tools, meters, and techniques – such as insulation […]

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CE518: Basics of PV Site Analysis

NABCEP CE Hours:  1 hour (click for details). Visiting a site and gathering key electrical and structural information is an important step in designing a code-compliant PV system. In this Continuing Education class, students will learn the basic information required to gather from a proposed site.  Whether a small residential grid-direct system or a large […]

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FVOL101: Diseño e Instalación Solar Eléctrica (Sistemas Interactivos) – En Línea

¡Obtén $50 USD de descuento en los cursos que comienzan el 28 de Septiembre! Usa el código SEPTIEMBRE50 al inscribirte. Este es un curso fundamental para cualquier persona que quiera iniciar una carrera en energía fotovoltaica (FV) y/o comprender los pormenores de la generación de electricidad con base en el efecto fotoeléctrico. La plataforma del […]

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FVOL203: Fundamentos de Sistemas Fotovoltaicos Basados En Baterías – En Línea

¡Obtén $50 USD de descuento en los cursos que comienzan el 28 de Septiembre! Usa el código SEPTIEMBRE50 al inscribirte. Este curso le proporcionará al estudiante una comprensión de los conceptos fundamentales necesarios para trabajar de forma segura en sistemas FV basados en baterías; estos incluyen los sistemas FV aislados (o autónomos) y los sistemas […]

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FVOL202: Diseño Fotovoltaico Avanzado y el NEC (Sistemas Interactivos) – En Línea

En este curso se estudian los detalles de ingeniería y diseño avanzados para el diseño eléctrico y la instalación de sistemas FV con recomendaciones de prácticas más utilizadas por profesionales en la industria. Existen muchos códigos eléctricos en países de habla hispana; este curso se basa en el que a la fecha es el más […]

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Dimensionamiento de Bancos de Baterías

6 octubre 1pm a 2:30pm (hora de Colorado) (Nivel Principiante) En esta lección se estudiará cómo configurar correctamente un banco de baterías para lograr alcanzar la tensión y la capacidad requerida por el sistema. Se le brinda al estudiante conocimientos sobre el proceso de análisis para la toma de decisiones durante el proceso de diseño, […]

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