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  • Solar Energy International (SEI) Achieves Bronze Certification for Advancements on DEIJ Issues September 29, 2022
    Paonia, CO, September 29, 2022 — Today Solar Energy International (SEI) announced it has achieved Bronze certification through the Diversity Equity Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ) Certification Program from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). Earning this certification demonstrates SEI’s commitment to creating a more inclusive and diverse workplace and culture in the solar industry. “We […]
  • Lithium Ion Battery Recycling September 29, 2022
    There has been a lot of discussion from students and instructors on SEI’s campus regarding lithium battery recycling. SEI’s Lab Manager and Instructor, Alex Jahp, was able to put together some information for our students and staff on the topic. Alex began his solar career with SEI courses in 2015 and now, as the Paonia […]
  • Solar Energy International (SEI) Announces Strategic Reorganization and New Leadership September 16, 2022
    A new Executive Leadership Team (ELT) has been created as part of a year-long strategic planning process.  Paonia, Colorado - Solar Energy International (SEI) today announced a transformative divisional and leadership reorganization, aimed to meet the workforce training demands of a fast-growing, technically challenging, and increasingly diverse solar industry. SEI’s board of directors is proud to share that this […]
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  • Webinar to present new financing options from Colorado’s green bank, CCEF September 8, 2022
    SEI’s Solar Forward is collaborating with the Colorado Energy Office (CEO) to present Colorado Clean Energy Fund (CCEF)’s latest financing products Paonia, CO- Colorado’s first green bank, Colorado Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) began in 2021 developing products for difficult-to-finance renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, like small commercial solar installations and for borrowers without competitive […]
  • Solar Forward Summer Wrap-up September 6, 2022
    In its seventh year, the Solar Forward Program is wrapping up its summer programs with many successes from community coordinators. So far this year Solar Forward has worked with four communities: San Miguel County for education and outreach in partnership with the non-profit Solar United Neighbors; Grand County as a consultant for a for-profit solar […]
  • What the “Inflation Reduction Act of 2022” Means for Solar August 22, 2022
    By now you have heard way too much about the momentous Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) being signed into law by President Biden. While this important legislation assists with health care costs and implements tax reform to address the deficit, what Solar Forward is most interested in is what this legislation means for energy. Highlights of […]
  • Electrical Contractor Magazine: Native Champions for Solar: The sun is rising on renewable power installations on Tribal lands August 18, 2022
    As Red Cloud began contacting other Northern Plains tribes, he found interest in solar-generated electricity. He then reached out to Solar Energy International (SEI), a nonprofit based in Paonia, Colo., which is focused on training for solar electric and thermal installers. In 2008, he opened the Red Cloud Renewable Energy Center (RCREC) to bring professional […]
  • The 19th Newsroom: Women are working to make the clean energy transition more equitable August 17, 2022
    In a profession dominated by men, solar training nonprofits and trade unions are providing networking opportunities, creating caregiving pilots and training men to be better allies against harassment. For decades, women have been working to carve out a safe space for themselves in the field. The first women’s solar training at SEI, for example, was […]
  • New report sheds light on the solarize, group buy model August 15, 2022
    A new report “The Solarize Model: A Synthesis from across the United States” from SEI discusses how the model is being employed at different scales Paonia, CO- The year was 2009 and a group of enterprising neighbors in a Portland neighborhood knew that they wanted to be able to produce their own electricity ...
  • SEI and AES Launch Solar Workforce Development Program for New Mexico Residents July 28, 2022
    In partnership with Solar Energy International (SEI), AES supports solar scholarship program to stimulate local participation in New Mexico’s solar industry Paonia, Colo., July 26, 2022 — Solar Energy International (SEI), a leading solar training educational non-profit, has again collaborated with The AES Corporation, a global energy company accelerating the future of energy and a […]