SEIPS Tech Tips: Job Site Lightning Safety Considerations for Solar Professionals

SEIPS Tech Tips: Job Site Lightning Safety Considerations for Solar Professionals by Brian Mehalic   Summer is here and SEI Professional Services (SEIPS) is hard at work in the field on job sites all over the country.  We are ramping up a ton of client work performing commissioning, inspections, and O&M on large-scale solar projects and thought lightning safety would be a timely topic.  Severe weather is often a nuisance because it can delay or cancel field work – which causes

SEI Professional Services Teams Up with Amicus Cooperatives to Offer Discounted Technical Services to Cooperative Members

SEI Professional Services Teams Up with Amicus Cooperatives to Offer Discounted Technical Services to Cooperative Members Solar Energy International (SEI) has supported the Amicus Solar and Amicus O&M Cooperatives in recent years through a partnership to connect cooperative member-companies with critical professional development opportunities at discounted tuition rates. We are excited to announce that we are expanding our connection and partnership through SEI Professional Services (SEIPS) to offer discounted engineering, technical consulting, design reviews, and other quality assurance services that

Important Considerations for Solar Project Developers: The SEI Professional Services (SEIPS) Advantage

Important Considerations For Solar Project Developers: The SEI Professional Services (SEIPS) Advantage by Jeff Ruppert, P.E. – Chief Executive Officer   SEIPS is proud to offer the very best quality assurance (QA) and engineering services to the solar industry. SEIPS consulting and design services include in-house licensed electrical, civil, and structural engineers. SEIPS offers QA site inspections during and after construction, commissioning services, and performance testing. SEIPS also offers ongoing evaluation services of existing systems and troubleshooting. These services are offered

Snow Considerations and Design Criteria for Ground-Mount PV Projects

SEIPS Tech Tip: Snow Considerations and Design Criteria for Ground-Mount PV Projects By Jeff Ruppert, P.E. SEIPS – Chief Executive OfficerWith team members from all over the country, and even the world, SEIPS can say that we’ve worked on PV systems in many types of weather and climate. Now that we are deep into wintertime here in the northern hemisphere, appropriately we thought we’d share some thoughts on the various impacts that snow has on our PV system design decisions. We will

SEI Engineering Case Study: Edenton Solar – 7.5MW Solar PV System Edenton, North Carolina

SEI Engineering Case Study: Edenton Solar – 7.5MW Solar PV System Edenton, North Carolina By Kyra Holt – SEIPS Director of Engineering Project Summary: The harsh and wet environmental conditions of this coastal site, located near the North Carolina Albermarle Sound, was a challenge. Our engineering team worked closely with the developer, civil engineer, and installation team throughout the entire project to create a solid design able to stand up to the test. Design Highlights: The layout was split

SEIPS Team Highlight: Kelly Larson

SEIPS Team Highlight: Kelly Larson SEI Professional Services (SEIPS) has a unique and valuable business model in that we employ many of SEI’s instructors and curriculum developers to perform technical work for our clients.  Leveraging SEI’s vast network of instructors and subject matter experts across the entire spectrum of solar PV technologies and applications gives our business model a unique edge as compared to other service providers in this space. One unique aspect to this model is the fact that we consider

SEI Professional Services Welcomes Justine Sanchez to the Team

SEI Professional Services is excited to welcome Justine Sanchez to our team!  Justine brings decades of experience to our team and we had a chance to catch up with her and sit down for an interview to hear about her new role with SEIPS. SEIPS:  Welcome to the SEIPS Team Justine.  We are so happy to have you and thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to chat with us. Justine:  No problem. I am very excited

SEIPS Case Study: The Nature Conservancy and SEIPS Continue Efforts with Palmyra Atoll Solar PV Microgrid

SEIPS Case Study: The Nature Conservancy And SEIPS Continue Efforts With Palmyra Atoll Solar PV Microgrid SEI Professional Services (SEIPS) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) have been working together for the past couple years on operations, maintenance and system improvements for a PV micro-grid located on the Palmyra Atoll. We had a chance to catch up with Chad Livingston, Palmyra Sustainability Director, to talk about the project. SEIPS:  Thanks for talking with us today to talk about this project. Chad: Thanks for having me.  It

SEIPS Case Study: 200 kW Solar PV Project for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 332

SEIPS Case Study: 200 KW Solar PV Project For The International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 332 In 2017 SEI Engineering was approached by representatives of the Northern California Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association. Through NECA, the local 332 chapter of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers was planning to fund a rooftop PV system that would get them closer to their goal of a net-zero facility in San Jose, CA. The system is supplying more than 100%

SEI Professional Services (SEIPS) Receives Prestigious Honor of 2018 Solar Power World Top 500 Contractor

SEI Professional Services (SEIPS) Receives Prestigious Honor Of 2018 Solar Power World Top 500 Contractor Solar Power World, the solar industry’s leading business-to-business publication, today announced the release of its 2018 Top Solar Contractors list. SEI Professional Services (SEIPS) from Paonia, Colorado was named to this prestigious list for the first time ever. SEIPS earned a high ranking of 38th out of the top 500 contractors in the U.S. solar industry.  This ranking placed SEIPS 2nd within