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

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

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

SEIPS Case Study: Delta Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) and Area School District Solar Deployments

SEIPS Case Study: Delta Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) And Area School District Solar Deployments As part of an on-going effort to encourage renewable energy in the local communities, SEI Engineering (SEIE) has been working with Solar Energy International (SEI) and the local utility company, Delta Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) to design 10 kW grid connected PV systems for several local schools. In addition to providing modest energy offset, these solar electric systems will serve as educational and demonstration systems

SEIPS Interview: Make solar power, not tobacco

SEIPS Interview: Make Solar Power, Not Tobacco by Janet Pelley / Originally posted by Ecological society of America Tobacco farmers could make more money if they replaced their crops with solar panel arrays, concludes a new study (Land Use Policy 2018; doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2018.01.010). The substitution would reduce fossil‐fuel use, prevent displacement of food cropland by renewable energy projects, and help to eliminate a non‐food crop that is the leading cause of avoidable death globally. “Deploying thousands of terawatts of solar power is necessary

SEI Engineering Helps Bring 5MW Solar PV System Online in Wadesboro, NC

SEI Engineering Helps Bring 5MW Solar PV System Online In Wadesboro, NC SEI Engineering (SEIE) served as the Electrical, Civil, and Structural Engineer for the Wadesboro Solar project recently highlighted in a press release by Schletter Inc. SEIE also acted as the Design Project Manager, working closely with the developer, installer, and equipment manufacturers to efficiently execute the design of this 5MW AC (7.65 MW DC) solar PV system located in Wadesboro, NC. “Building a solid team at the conception of

SEIPS Case Study: Bedford Solar – 3MW Solar PV with Single-axis Tracking in Bedford, Virginia

SEIPS Case Study: Bedford Solar – 3MW Solar PV With Single-Axis Tracking In Bedford, Virginia Project Summary: The undulating terrain of this 58-acre parcel with a project area of 16.2 acres made this a challenging site for a single-axis tracker, however our engineering team worked closely with the racking manufacturer and civil engineer to optimize the site for installation and system performance. Design Highlights: Layout takes advantage of the slight southern facing slope of the parcel, while varied east to west