Solar Service Projects in the Himalaya, in memory of SEI Instructor Mike Sullivan! Click here to learn more and apply:

SEI is pleased to share San Juan Community College’s Solar Project in the Himalaya, from June 16-29 in the Ladakh region of northern India. The class will be limited to 12 people. Not only will participants be installing a PV system at a remote SECMOL school, you’ll be living on the campus and you will have incredible opportunities to interact with the high school aged students, helping them refine their English while sharing our cultures. The school is incredibly diverse, bringing together Tibetan Buddhists, Sunni and Shia Muslims, and Hindus. 

The school is completely off-grid and embraces a 100% ecological model. SECMOL seamlessly weaves together organic farming and animal husbandry with sustainable technologies like solar cookers and solar heating. Their only electricity is solar generated, and they have outgrown their system. Lacking the resources and expertise to upgrade and fix issues with their current their system, they greatly look forward to our help.

This service project is in memory of SEI instructor Mike Sullivan who died last fall in a climbing accident. Mike lead each of the previous three trips, and this one is dedicated in his memory. SEI Instructor Chris Books will co-leading the trip with San Juan instructor Chris Strouthopoulos.

To learn more and apply, go to If you’re unable to come, but still desire to help the Ladakhi people, we are accepting donations for the purchase of solar equipment :

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