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Solar Energy International (SEI) Spins-off SEI Professional Services LLC

Creation of SEIPS benefits SEI by ensuring the continuation of its world-class training program.

Solar Energy International (SEI) announced the spin-off of SEI Professional Services LLC, a dedicated business to provide specialized services directly to the solar electric industry.

SEI Professional Services (SEIPS) has started operations as a separate entity and integral supporter of SEI’s mission. 100% of the profits will be returned to Solar Energy International in support of its non-profit mission to provide industry leading technical training and expertise in renewable energy to empower people, communities and businesses worldwide.

SEIPS1 is dedicated to serving the solar electric industry through high-level services including feasibility analysis, construction plans, construction phase consulting, commissioning, inspections, consulting, engineering and design of photovoltaic systems.   It is important to note that they will not be performing installations or engaging in procurement activities.  SEIPS is filling a need in the solar industry while supporting SEI’s family of over 40,000 alumni.

“SEI initially created SEIPS as a way to better serve our alumni as they take the next step after training," said Kathryn Swartz, executive director of SEI. "We are constantly being approached by our alumni, who want our assistance in reviewing their designs, commissioning and inspecting their systems, and ensuring that they are designing and installing systems that are safe and representative of the high quality training they received through SEI."
SEIPS projects range from small to utility-scale and include grid-tied and battery-based systems of various sizes. SEIPS projects already include everything from commissioning the largest rooftop PV system in Latin America, to designing 70 megawatts of PV currently  under construction in Texas, to design review and construction inspections of large, utility-owned systems. SEIPS also caters to the small end of the market including residential-scale systems both on and off-grid.


1. Many of the services SEIPS offers are centered around the beginning and end of the project, such as design, performance verification, and commissioning. SEIPS also offers services throughout the project, such as serving as an owner’s representative during all phases of project development. 

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