Get your general SEI and solar-related questions answered.

The SEI Student Support Portal is your one stop online resource to find the answers to the most common questions about our training program and the overall SEI Student experience. Here you will find resources, including certification information, our training program structure, tuition and scholarship information, and other commonly asked questions. If you have questions that are not found here in the SEI Student Support Portal or would like to speak with a Student Services Counselor, don’t hesitate to reach out to us via email or phone.

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Who is 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! To learn more about our organization, click a link:
Our Organization | Our Vision | Our Staff | Our Instructors

What do we teach?

SEI teaches renewable energy courses in Solar ElectricSolar ThermalMicro Hydro, Solar Water Pumping, and Appropriate Technology for the Developing World. The majority of our training focuses on Solar Electric Systems or Photovoltaics (PV). Our PV training covers Residential and Commercial systems, Grid Direct and Battery-Based/Battery Storage Systems, as well as Operations and Maintenance.

Who are our students?

Students of all different backgrounds take our training courses. Electricians, engineers, homeowners, people just out of high school or college, and those interested in changing to a new and exciting career, all enroll in our training program. There are no prerequisites to get started in our basic level training, although we recommend a high school education or equivalent. There is a lot to know about getting started in the industry, so we highly recommend that you check out these short videos developed by Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) about getting into the industry, solar jobs, skills needed, pathways, training and careers.

How can I stay connected with SEI?

For more options for learning about and connecting with SEI, please visit SEI’s Facebook and LinkedIn page for networking, information, pictures and videos. Sign up for our free monthly e-newsletter to keep up to date on new classes and schedule, what our alumni are up to, industry news, and more. You can email us anytime at [email protected] with general questions, or better yet, just give a call to 970-527-7657 option 1.