Solar Energy International provides training for women in the renewable energy and solar workforce

This summer, SEI offers two workshops geared to women seeking solar training. The classes are taught by leading women in the field and are designed to empower and encourage women to explore the renewable energy industry.

Solar Energy International (SEI) a non-profit leader in Renewable Energy and Sustainable Building technologies since 1991, is proud to announce its 14th year of solar electric (PV) training for women. As the solar electric industry grows, it is a prime time for women to enter the solar PV field. These extremely popular workshops have been well-attended by women from all over the world looking to gain technical knowledge on how to design and install code compliant solar electric systems. The classes are taught by leading women in the field and are designed to empower and encourage women to explore the industry.


Many women have little hands-on electrical experience and are wary of attending a co-ed course with men who have grown up using power tools. Even women with hands-on experience already working in technical fields find it helpful and rewarding to network with other women interested in and/or working in renewable energy.

This summer, SEI offers two workshops geared to women seeking solar training:

PV101/201L: Solar Electric Fundamentals and Grid-Direct Design with Lab Week - Women's
June 7-18, Paonia, CO

This course will provide an overview of the three basic PV system applications, primarily focusing on grid-direct systems. The goal of the course is to create a fundamental understanding of the core concepts necessary to work with all PV systems, including: system components, site analysis, PV module criteria, mounting solutions, safety, and commissioning. The course will also cover the basics of sizing a residential grid-direct system, wire sizing, overcurrent protection.
http://www.solarenergy.org/workshop/solar-electric-fundamentals-and-grid-direct-design-lab-week-womens-training?wid=808

PV202: Grid-Direct Solar Electric Systems and Code Criteria - Women's
Aug 30-Sep 3, Minneapolis, MN

Apply the National Electrical Code (NEC) to residential and commercial grid-direct solar electric systems to ensure safe, code-compliant design and installation.
http://www.solarenergy.org/workshop/grid-direct-solar-electric-systems-and-code-criteria-womens-training?wid=915

Scholarships available for these courses by calling (970) 963-8855.

For more information on SEI, and to register online, please contact SEI at (970) 963-8855 or visit:
http://www.solarenergy.org/workshop-categories/womens-workshops


About Solar Energy International

Solar Energy International (SEI) is a non-profit 501(c)3 educational organization with a mission to help others to use renewable energy and natural building technology through education and technical assistance. For information about SEI's PV (solar electricity) curriculum and the 2008 workshop schedule please visit www.solarenergy.org or contact SEI at (970) 963-8855.

Are you an SEI alum? Those who have completed SEI workshops receive 10% off all future training of five days or more. Browse our training options and call (970) 963-8855 to register. Mention your alumnus status to receive 10% off renewable training enrollment.


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