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

February 19th, 2019|

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 […]

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

December 10th, 2018|

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 […]

SEIPS Team Highlight: Kelly Larson

November 29th, 2018|

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 […]

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

October 26th, 2018|

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 […]

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

October 26th, 2018|

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 […]

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

July 31st, 2018|

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 […]

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

April 30th, 2018|

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 […]

SEIPS Interview: Make solar power, not tobacco

March 18th, 2018|

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; The substitution would reduce fossil‐fuel use, prevent displacement of food cropland by renewable energy projects, and help to eliminate a non‐food […]

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

March 14th, 2018|

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) […]

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

January 16th, 2018|

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 […]

SEIPS Case Study: Testing and Inspecting the Solar Microgrid at Palmyra Atoll for The Nature Conservancy

November 18th, 2017|

Palmyra Atoll, a spectacular marine wilderness in the vast equatorial Pacific, is a U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service National Wildlife Refuge and a Nature Conservancy center for world-class ocean and climate research. The Conservancy’s Research Station is supported by a three-phase microgrid that includes solar electric, diesel […]

SEIPS Case Study: Honduras Commercial Solar PV System Commissioning

January 16th, 2015|

In the winter of 2015 SEI Professional Services (SEIPS) performed the commissioning of a 3.03 MW grid-tied, roof-mounted PV power plant on a commercial bottling facility in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.  This project is the largest roof-mounted PV system in Latin America at the time of installation.

A team of two SEIPS technicians worked for 7 […]

SEIPS Case Study: Bahamas Rooftop Solar PV System

January 10th, 2015|

During the summer of 2014, SEIPS assisted with the installation of a 36 kW roof and wall mount PV system.  Our tasks included a review of the system design and balance of system per the specifications, management of the system installation with a local subcontractor, verification of system performance and system commissioning.

While the system is […]