Nationally, SEI is directly involved with the 2020 National Electrical Code (NEC). Rebekah Hren, (Principal) and Brian Mehalic (Alternate) represent SEI on NFPA Code-Making Panel 4 for the NEC. At the First Draft meeting in January, they worked with other panel members to review and respond to hundreds of public inputs submitted for consideration as revisions to Articles 690, 691, 692, 694, 705, 710, and 712. Over 100 of the public inputs were developed by the PV Industry Forum, which SEI helped coordinate. Rebekah and Brian are dedicated to representing the voice of PV system installers in the continuing evolution of the NEC. The 2020 NEC First Draft Report is scheduled for release on July 6, 2018!

“With over 60,000 students and alumni worldwide, SEI’s participation on the NFPA Code-Making Panel 4 for the NEC demonstrates our position as a leading educational entity in the solar industry.

We pride ourselves in having instructors and curriculum that teach our students the technical concepts fully aligned with adopted codes and standards. By ensuring our training program is fully aligned with the NEC, our students can graduate from our school knowing they will be able to deploy reliable and safe solar PV systems all over the world.

Having the honor to sit on this code-making panel takes our dedication and focus on code compliment curriculum and instruction to the next level. Having our voices heard during this process to set these standards for safety in the broader electrical industry demonstrates SEI’s leadership and acknowledges our long standing as subject matter experts in our industry since 1991,” said Kathy Swartz, Executive Director for Solar Energy International (SEI).

About Solar Energy International (SEI)
Solar Energy International (SEI) was founded in 1991 as a nonprofit educational organization. Our mission is to provide industry-leading technical training and expertise in renewable energy to empower people, communities, and businesses worldwide. Why? Because we envision a world powered by renewable energy! Visit
About SEI Professional Services (SEIPS) and SEI Engineering (SEIE)

SEI Professional Services (SEIPS) and SEI Engineering (SEIE) are extensions of Solar Energy International (SEI). SEI has a long and well respected heritage within the industry that dates back to 1991 as the leading non-profit technical training provider for the solar industry. SEIPS and SEIE were created in 2015 and 2016 respectively as a solar engineering and consulting company in response to the growing demand and requests from SEI’s 60,000+ students, alumni, supporters, and the broader solar industry to offer formal solar engineering, design, consulting, and field services across the globe.  Visit: