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  • SEI is Providing Solar Training at RE+ 2023 July 26, 2023
    Join us at this year's RE+ Conference in Las Vegas, NV from September 11th-14th! Many of SEI's talented team members will be in attendance, delivering impactful training sessions and sharing their expertise. This is a unique opportunity to connect with top-notch professionals and vendors in the North American solar industry. You'll gain valuable insights ...
  • SEI Joins Forces with Amicus O&M Cooperative for 1.5 Million Grant Project July 24, 2023
    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) Fiscal Year 2022 Advancing Equity Through Workforce Partnerships has created a $13.5 million funding program for the development of collaborative workforce programs. The program facilitates the rapid deployment of solar energy technologies while supporting an inclusive workforce. This work, partly funded by the Bipartisan […]
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  • Solar in the Schools Provides Solar Training to Students in Montana June 28, 2023
    In the spring of 2023, NorthWestern Energy and Solar Energy International - Solar In the Schools (SEI-SIS) continued piloting a solar energy training pathway program for high school students in Montana. SEI-SIS provided two immersive one day solar energy training sessions for technical education students at ...
  • Alumni Highlight: Susan Stark June 15, 2023
    “After working in another construction-related field for over 20 years I entered the solar installation business and quickly realized I needed tons of training. After much research, Solar Energy International became my prime source, and I began working through their online curriculum nights and weekends while working as a General Manager for an installation company […]
  • SEI Dedicates New Tech Center to Ken Gardner May 18, 2023
    Many of SEI's local staff, board members, instructors, students, and friends recently came together to celebrate Ken Gardner's outstanding contributions to SEI over the years. Gardner, a long-time instructor, board ...
  • SEI Welcomes New Board President May 18, 2023
    Gerald Espinosa elected during March board meeting as former president Ken Gardner ends tenure Paonia, Colo., May 18, 2023 — Solar Energy International (SEI), a leading solar training educational non-profit organization, has announced that Gerald Espinosa from Pivot Energy was recently elected as their new Board President. Espinosa succeeds Ken Gardner, who served as Board […]
  • SolarReviews’ Solar Industry Survey Results Now Available May 16, 2023
    SolarReviews’ Solar Industry Survey results are in and they're packed with exciting insights! With over 450 participants from across the industry, the survey, in partnership with NABCEP, reveals trends and expectations for 2023. The report highlights the top preferred solar brands, barriers to solar industry success, how the industry plans to adapt to the Inflation […]
  • New Mexico Solar Workforce Development Program Making Strides May 2, 2023
    Students participate in a new solar scholarship program aimed at stimulating local participation in New Mexico’s solar industry Paonia, Colo., May 2, 2023 — July 2022 marked a milestone for Solar Energy International (SEI) as they partnered with The AES Corporation (AES) to increase access to solar energy education and career opportunities for New ...
  • The Shining Women of SEI March 30, 2023
    In celebration of Women's Day this month, we highlight the amazing women that make SEI shine everyday by expressing, through our own words, how these women inspire us everyday on the job. Amanda is eternally positive and helpful, with a knack for musical wordplay. Willing to go above and beyond to solve challenges, ...
  • Hands-on Lab Students Now Get Exposure to Cutting-edge Battery Equipment March 22, 2023
    It's no secret that the solar industry has seen a shift towards residential energy storage systems due to grid reliability issues and evolving net metering policies. SEI is staying on top of it all by ensuring that the latest technology is in our curriculum and on our campus. We are ...