Monday, December 17, 2012

Solar Energy International Releases Industry Leading Textbook Series and eBooks


Paonia, Colorado (PRWEB) December 17, 2012 For more than 20 years, Solar Energy International (SEI) has been the leader in solar training and renewable energy educational resources. SEI continues to be committed to providing up-to-date materials and innovative instructional technologies for the growing renewable energy industry and career focused students.

In the spirit of this commitment to renewable energy education, SEI is pleased to announce the Solar Energy International Textbook Series being released throughout the coming year.

Kathy Swartz, Interim Executive Director for SEI said, "When SEI was selected by the Department of Energy to be part of the Solar Instructor Training Network (SITN) we saw an immediate increase in requests for our textbook. The SITN is composed of nine Regional Training Providers (RTPs) to help fulfill a critical need for high-quality, local, and accessible training in solar system design, installation, sales, and inspection through train-the-trainer programs.

The nine RTPs are well-established solar training institutions that offer expert trainers and first-class training facilities across the U.S. SEI is proud to be part of this network and hope our textbooks and solar training opportunities help create a well prepared workforce in the growing solar industry."

Printed in full color with high resolution photos of real-world PV applications, informational graphs, and interviews with professionals throughout the industry, these textbooks set a new standard for renewable energy training programs all over the U.S. and internationally. This textbook series includes both introductory topics for people just entering the field and highly technical textbooks for solar professionals:

Introduction to Renewable Energy
iPad / iBooks Format Only - (Available now! Free on iTunes).

Solar Electric Handbook: Photovoltaic Fundamentals and Applications
Print and eBook Format - (Order now! Click here to purchase - shipping now.)

Solar Electric Handbook: Advanced Photovoltaics for Solar Professionals
Print and eBook Format - (planned release late 2013)

Solar Electric Handbook: Battery Based Photovoltaic Systems
Print and eBook Format - (planned release late 2013)

New Learning Technologies - Textbook / eBook Bundle!
In partnership with Pearson Education, SEI has created an innovative learning resource that takes the concept of the common textbook to the next level by offering a companion interactive eBook with the purchase of every textbook. Mobile learning and technical reference for renewable energy professionals who are on a job site, on-the-go, and always connected.

The eBook version of SEI's Solar Electric Handbook: Photovoltaic Fundamentals and Applications leverages the power of new instructional technologies for the 21st century solar professional by offering access from any PC, Mac, iPad, or Android Tablet with full-text search capabilities, highlights, notes, bookmarks, support for multimedia content, glossaries, and many other exciting features! PC and Mac users will access the eBook from the Pearson eText portal. Mobile users will be able to download the App and enter the Pearson eText Access Card that comes with your SEI Textbook!

Chris Turek, Director of Online and Student Services for SEI said, "If you teach for or have taken courses recently at a college or trade school, you may be familiar with other Pearson textbook titles that offer this type of online and mobile learning eText resource through Pearson's MyLabs series. What was once only available for core academic areas like Math and Science is now available for professional solar training programs!"