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  • Telluride Daily Planet: Never too young to learn about solar April 26, 2022
    It’s never too young to start learning about solar energy. On March 15, Andrea Wang, the Solar in the Schools program manager from Solar Energy International (SEI), visited Telluride Elementary to teach fourth graders about renewable sources of energy. "The goal is to bring up renewable energy literacy in schools and also get more understanding […]
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  • Agrivoltaics: The New Frontier April 18, 2022
     By Eryka Thorley, Master in Environmental Management student and SEI Fellow “It’s now or never” is the succintest way to abbreviate the latest warning from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).  If the world is going to avoid the worst of the climate crisis, climate mitigation needs to happen now and with greater impact.  […]
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  • SEI 15th Annual Instructor and Staff Training Week March 28, 2022
    This month SEI celebrated our 15th Annual Instructor and Staff Training Week. During this dedicated time, the brightest solar minds in the industry gathered to share knowledge, best practices, unique experiences, and good times! This year speakers included:  Ken Gardner, SEI’s Board President presented the latest and greatest tips and tricks for installation. SEI ...
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  • Solar Energy International (SEI) Now Represented by Team Members on Two National Electrical Code (NEC®) Code-Making Panels March 28, 2022
    Paonia, CO, March 28, 2022 – Solar Energy International (SEI) is proud to announce our non-profit’s selection as members of Code-Making Panel 13 of the National Electrical Code (NEC®), which covers Article 706 “Energy Storage Systems” along with several other Articles germane to battery and storage applications. SEI Instructor Karo Fernandez has joined CMP-13 as […]
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  • Solar Non-profits Join Forces to Help a Rural Colorado County February 18, 2022
    Solar Energy International’s Solar Forward program collaborates with Solar United Neighbors to bring more energy options to San Miguel County TELLURIDE, CO- There are two nonprofit solar group buy-in programs in Colorado, Solar Forward and Solar United Neighbors (SUN), and when San Miguel County wanted to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and spur economic development, they […]
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  • Utah Business: AES launches solar scholarship for Utah residents February 14, 2022
    Utah — AES, a global energy company accelerating the future of energy and a leading developer of utility-scale solar generation, has collaborated with Solar Energy International (SEI), a leading solar training educational non-profit, announcing today their new partnership to provide solar workforce development services in Utah. The partnership includes two elements: a scholarship fund for individuals, and […]
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  • SEI Announces Solar Workforce Training Program for Utah Residents February 10, 2022
    AES to provide scholarships to support the initiative Paonia, Colo., February 10, 2022 — AES, a global energy company accelerating the future of energy and a leading developer of utility-scale solar generation, has collaborated with Solar Energy International (SEI), a leading solar training educational non-profit, announcing today their new partnership to provide solar workforce development […]
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  • Alumni Highlight: Roger, a retired energy engineer, learns solar February 2, 2022
    After spending 27 years working for an energy company, Roger had finally retired - but his passion for learning something new hadn’t. Working in the fossil fuel industry had revealed just how necessary electrical generation and use changes were, and Roger was convinced there was a better way to do things. But at 65 ...
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  • AltEnergyMag: Solar Forward to Assist Eagle County with Community Effort in Solarize Campaign February 1, 2022
    Solar Energy International (SEI)'s outreach program, Solar Forward anticipates a successful Eagle County program in 2022 after learning about the community's goals and broad stakeholder support. Eagle County, like many mountain towns, is seeking thoughtful solutions to mitigating their carbon footprint and is now making a holistic solar campaign, like Solar Forward, a part ...
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  • Solar Panel Protection from Critters January 31, 2022
    OVERVIEW Pesky rodents can cause major issues in any solar system. In this informative article, Trevor Schwartz, SEI alumni and Field Service Technician at StraightUp Solar, shares his expertise on solar panel protection from critters "I was documenting much of my work on the roof as a Service Tech and soon realized that ...
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