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OUR MISSION


SEI Professional Services (SEIPS) provides the foremost technical expertise in solar energy to empower people, grow businesses, and influence the global PV industry through best practices.

[/fusion_text][/fullwidth][content_boxes layout=”icon-with-title” icon_circle_size=”medium” icon_align=”left” columns=”3″ class=”” id=””][content_box title=”At a Glance” icon=”fa-check” backgroundcolor=”#ffffff” iconcolor=”#ffffff” circlecolor=”#ffa500″ circlebordercolor=”” iconflip=”” iconrotate=”” iconspin=”no” image=”” image_width=”35″ image_height=”35″ link=”” linktext=”” linktarget=”_self” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″] SEIPS has been created to support the mission of Solar Energy International (SEI) while offering world-class services directly to the solar PV industry. By utilizing our instructor staff of established PV system designers, engineers, and NABCEP Certified Installation Professionals™ you are assured that the foremost expertise in the PV industry will be incorporated into your project.[/content_box][content_box title=”Our Advantage” icon=”fa-cogs” backgroundcolor=”#ffffff” iconcolor=”#ffffff” circlecolor=”#ffa500″ circlebordercolor=”” iconflip=”” iconrotate=”” iconspin=”no” image=”” image_width=”35″ image_height=”35″ link=”” linktext=”” linktarget=”_self” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″] The photovoltaic industry is growing and changing at a rapid pace, which requires ongoing education of the technological advances and new code requirements being made. The SEIPS team is a step ahead.
SEIPS is comprised of solar professionals whom are also educating our industry’s PV installation workforce. As a result, our crew is not only required to have the most up-to-date expertise, but also an awareness of changes that are on the horizon. This enables the SEIPS staff to offer the latest information and implementation strategies to your project immediately.[/content_box][content_box title=”Your Project & Our Team” icon=”fa-users” backgroundcolor=”” iconcolor=”#ffffff” circlecolor=”#ffa500″ circlebordercolor=”” iconflip=”” iconrotate=”” iconspin=”no” image=”” image_width=”35″ image_height=”35″ link=”” linktext=”” linktarget=”_self” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″] A PV system, be it large or small, is a long-term investment into the future and our team understands the value of your asset to both you and your beneficiaries. Verification of your system’s installation and performance is crucial. SEIPS is uniquely equipped to offer leading-edge quality assurance to your next project.[/content_box][/content_boxes][separator style_type=”none” top_margin=”30″ bottom_margin=”” sep_color=”#ffffff” icon=”” width=”” class=”” id=””][fullwidth backgroundcolor=”” backgroundimage=”” backgroundrepeat=”no-repeat” backgroundposition=”left top” backgroundattachment=”scroll” video_webm=”” video_mp4=”” video_ogv=”” video_preview_image=”” overlay_color=”” overlay_opacity=”0.5″ video_mute=”yes” video_loop=”yes” fade=”no” bordersize=”0px” bordercolor=”” borderstyle=”solid” paddingtop=”20px” paddingbottom=”20px” paddingleft=”0px” paddingright=”0px” menu_anchor=”” equal_height_columns=”no” hundred_percent=”yes” class=”” id=””][fusion_text]

MEET OUR TEAM


Meet our Operating Committee who work closely with our wide network of experienced PV system designers, engineers, and field service professionals to bring success to your project.

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Kyra is one of the founders of SEIPS and SEIE, and now works as the Technical Manager of engineering services. She specializes in project management, system design, project feasibility, interconnection, and system modeling. She entered the solar industry full-time in 2008, after completing a PV design and installation course at SEI, and has since managed and created full electrical construction documents for PV systems totaling over 200MW.

Kyra manages the design work at SEI Engineering, overseeing dozens of megawatts of projects at any given time. During her time at SEIE she has overseen the designs of complex rooftop designs up to 2 megawatts and ground mount systems up to 27 megawatts.

Her extensive experience in the industry suite her well for her role as the leader of the SEIE’s design team. Her first job in the solar industry was with Southern Energy Management (SEM) in Morrisville, NC, as a solar technician, where she gained a firm technical foundation. As the NC PV industry exploded in 2009, she quickly moved into commercial designer role within the company. In 2012, she left SEM to pursue a Master’s Degree at Duke University with a focus on power markets. Her research at Duke investigated the operational, economic and environmental effects of integrating large amounts of photovoltaic generation onto the grid. This was completed by building a test grid and optimization model that simulated the hourly generator dispatch at different levels of PV penetration.

After achieving her Master’s Degree, she set up her own consulting company and provided various design and feasibility services for many companies within the industry. During this time she also worked with SEI as a curriculum developer. In addition to her current role at SEIPS and SEIE, she continues to provide instruction through at SEI at national conferences such as SPI and Intersolar.

NABCEP Certified PV Installer

M.S., Duke University, Durham, NC.

B.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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TECHNICAL MANAGER – ENGINEERING


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Joe is one of the founders of SEIPS and SEIE, and now works as Technical Manager. He specializes in project management, system design, installation methods, and performance verification of solar electric systems. Joe has provided technical services for PV businesses and PV system owners for over a decade. He has held numerous positions in the industry and brings his years of experience into the daily operations of SEIPS and SEIE.

Joe’s primary responsibilities include oversight of project managers and contactors by providing technical and logistical support during the execution of projects. He is directly involved with developing and negotiating contract terms with clients, budgeting, and business development. He performs system design work, is proficient in AutoCAD, and independently manages select SEIE projects. Additionally, Joe continues to work on a part-time basis as a PV technical trainer and curriculum developer for Solar Energy International. His position on SEI’s PV curriculum team allows him to be closely involved with the creation and revision cycles of SEI’s course content for both grid-direct and battery-based PV classes.nabcep-pv-installation
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TECHNICAL MANAGER – FIELD SERVICES


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Jeff is a founder of SEIPS and SEIE and started with SEIPS in January of 2015. He acts as the Business Manager for both entities, and as the Owner and registered Professional Engineer at SEIE for licensure purposes across the U.S. His responsibilities include business development, negotiating and executing contracts, resolving legal issues, reporting to the SEI Board of Directors, and oversight of many administrative tasks, IT systems development, marketing, and of course engineering.

Jeff received his Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering degree from California State University, Fresno in 1993. He has been self-employed in various companies since 1996 when he ventured away from his first job at a consulting engineering firm in Boulder, Colorado to partner with local builders to form a company focused on straw bale construction. From 1996 to the present he has been part or full owner of three design and construction companies, one of which still exists solely as a consulting engineering firm, Odisea LLC, in Paonia, Colorado.
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BUSINESS MANAGER, PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER


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Kris Sutton is a founder of SEIPS and SEIE and has worked full-time in the PV industry since 1999. Kris was a NABCEP Certified Installation Professional™. He regularly teaches technical trainings on the design, installation of photovoltaic systems–both commercial and residential, with a heavy emphasis on safety. He has been employed as an installer, project manager, and owned his own solar consulting business working with utilities, architects, engineers, general contractors, building departments, and homeowners through all phases of the PV design and installation process. Kris serves as Solar Energy International’s Instructor-Trainer and helps develop curriculum. NABCEP Certified Solar PV Installer nabcep-pv-installation
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SENIOR TECHNICIAN


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Rebekah Hren is a founder of SEIPS and SEIE and has been teaching PV installation and design courses for Solar Energy International since 2007. A North Carolina native, her focus is quality control, Code-compliance, commissioning and maintenance for systems of all sizes, with a particular focus on utility-scale arrays. Rebekah is a licensed electrical contractor and NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional. She frequently writes technical articles for Home Power and SolarPro magazines, and has co-authored several books: A Solar Buyer’s Guide for Home and Office, and The Carbon-Free Home. Rebekah spends a lot of her free time pondering the meaning of the National Electrical Code.nabcep-pv-installation
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SENIOR TECHNICIAN


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Brian Mehalic is a founder of SEIPS and SEIE, and is a NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional™ with over 13 years of experience designing, installing, inspecting, and maintaining all types and sizes of systems, ranging from off-grid in the Amazon to commercial rooftop PV and multi-megawatt utility-scale. He is also a frequent contributor to SolarPro and Home Power magazines and an Instructor for Solar Energy International. nabcep-pv-installation
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SENIOR TECHNICIAN


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SEI E&PS is here to support you and your solar projects. 

We are licensed Professional Engineers in dozens of U.S. states. Watch the video to learn more!

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