Solar & Wind Energy Professional Courses Offered on Guemes Island

Solar Energy International Northwest, one of the oldest and most respected renewable energy education organizations, will be presenting three local week-long renewable energy workshops on Guemes Island, WA in October.

Solar Energy International (SEI) is a non-profit group with the mission of educating the community about renewable energy and sustainable practices, and offer classes in a number of locations. While our main office is located in Carbondale, CO, they also have a local contingency located on Guemes Island.

For more information contact Ian Woofenden, Solar Energy International NW Coordinator,  at 360-770-1520, or

PV101: Solar Electric Design & Installation (Grid-Direct) October 10 – 15, $1,195

  • Learn to design and install a batteryless, grid-tied solar-electric system! This workshop includes classroom sessions, tours, and hands-on labs. Gain a fundamental understanding of the core concepts necessary to work with all solar-electric systems. (NABCEP 58 hours)

WP101: Wind-Electric Design & Installation  October 24-29, $995

  • Learn design and installation principles for residential wind systems ranging from 10 to 70 feet in diameter and produce 1 to 100 kWh per day! This workshop covers site analysis, system design, installation and safety issues, and hardware specification. Discover the different residential wind turbines available, how they work, and the advantages and disadvantages of each. (NABCEP 40 hours)

WP201: Residential Wind Maintenance & Repair  October 17-22, $995

  • Get extensive hands-on experience working on real-world wind-electric systems! In this workshop you will focus on maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of wind-powered systems. This is an advanced workshop, intended for experienced wind-electric system users, designers, and installers, or for those who have attended SEI’s Wind Design and Installation training (WP101). (NABCEP 40 hours)



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