Solar Energy International believes that people learn by doing. SEI’s Training Program offers a full spectrum of online courses and hands-on workshops in locations around the world.  Browse workshop categories below or view a calendar of solar training and renewable energy training.

SEI’s Solar Professionals Certificate Program goes beyond a “certification test prep” format of training and takes participants to a higher level of educational experience to truly prepare them for the solar industry and a career. Click here to view training progressions, pricing and further information on this program.


Workshop Categories: 

  • Technical Solar Training (Electric)
    For people wanting to change careers, PV installers or designers, and homeowners, SEI has a solar training workshop for everyone.
    Click here For information on our Solar Professionals Certificate Program.
  • Solar Training (Thermal)
    Become a part of the burgeoning solar hot water and radiant heating industry or design a system for your own home.
  • Micro Hydro Training
    Learn how to design and install a fully functional micro-hydro system.
  • International Rural Development
    Learn how to help improve the quality of life for people in the developing world, or in lesser developed areas of industrialized nations.
  • Cursos en español
    Los cursos que ofrecemos en el idioma español.

Workshop Atmosphere
We try our best to make your experience rewarding, safe and enjoyable. Classes sizes are small. Unless otherwise noted, all workshops are taught in English. People from different cultures attend our workshops, and we expect that all participants will be treated with equal respect.

Workshop Materials
The fee for each workshop includes all course materials, except for PVOL202 and PVOL203 for which you must purchase a copy of the NEC Code book. For in-person courses, you will receive a workshop notebook, and in some cases, an additional textbook upon your arrival.  Online course materials (if applicable) will be shipped to you at no additional cost.

Class Times
In-person workshops and labs generally run from approximately 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day of class.  Please plan to arrive at the classroom no later than 8:45 on the first day so that the instructors can check you into the class. Lunch will be from approximately noon – 1pm each day, in addition to a short morning and afternoon break. Feel free to bring snacks and beverages. Online courses are accessible at any time of day during the scheduled course dates.

Workshop Policies – Click here for more information.