The free Solar Power and Energy Storage Mountain West Expo connects industry employers with prospective clean energy career seekers

The Expo is powered by Solar Ready Colorado, a partnership between Solar Energy International, GRID Alternatives, and the Colorado Solar and Storage Association

AURORA, Colo. — Solar Energy International (SEI), Colorado Solar and Storage Association (COSSA), and GRID Alternatives are teaming up for the third year in a row to bring the Solar Power and Energy Storage Mountain West Expo to the Denver Metro Area. The free event will take place on April 16 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency in Aurora. The event will once again be co-located with COSSA’s Solar Power Mountain West 2019 Conference, taking place from April 12- April 16.

The Expo is an exploration of different jobs and employers in the solar and renewable energy industry. People interested in learning more about what jobs are available in solar from some of the biggest companies in Colorado are invited to attend to learn about the industry and network with industry employers.

The event is slated to have representation from around 20 Colorado Solar Industry employers including Sunrun, Namaste Solar, Pivot Energy, and more. The event brings together networking and learning opportunities to highlight your potential pathway into the growing solar workforce.

According to a Solar Foundation report released on March 20, Colorado is 8thin the nation for solar jobs, with the industry projected to grow by nearly 8% in 2019.

Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. and attendees are free to tour two rooms full of representation from the Colorado solar industry.  The Solar Career Expo is co-located with COSEIA’s Solar Power Mountain West Conference, and is free to attend, even if you aren’t registered for Solar Power Mountain West.

The Expo continues for the third year as a part of the Solar Ready Colorado program. Solar Ready Colorado is a statewide effort through Solar Energy International (SEI) and industry partners to expand the activities of outreach, recruiting, and training to the rapidly growing Colorado solar industry and jobs market. Through industry partnerships and support from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, the program provides a dedicated outreach and recruitment effort as well as technical training through SEI’s long running, non-profit 501(c)(3) technical training program to those interested in entering the Colorado solar industry.

Register for the Career Expo and Solar Power Mountain West:

Solar Energy International (SEI)– Solar Energy International (SEI) was founded in 1991 as a nonprofit educational organization. Our mission is to provide industry-leading technical training and expertise in renewable energy to empower people, communities, and businesses worldwide. SEI envisions a world powered by renewable energy.

Colorado Solar and Storage Association (COSSA) formerly known as Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association (COSEIA)– Established in 1989, the Colorado Solar and Storage Association [formerly the Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association (COSEIA)] is the award-winning nonprofit association leading Colorado’s solar and storage industries. Our mission is to expand solar and storage markets and to generate jobs and prosperity for the people of Colorado. Together with hundreds of solar and storage business members we work to advance clean energy policies, remove market barriers, highlight emerging trends, and increase solar  and storage education.

GRID Alternatives– GRID Alternatives was founded during the 2001 California energy crisis by Erica Mackie, P.E., and Tim Sears, P.E., two engineering professionals who were implementing large-scale renewable energy and energy efficiency projects for the private sector. The vision that drove them was simple: free, clean electricity from the sun should be available to everyone. Through GRID Alternatives, they developed a model to make solar PV technology practical and accessible for low-income communities that need the savings and jobs the most, yet have the least access. By taking a broader approach to solar as not just an environmental good but also a real-world solution to a real-world economic problem in these communities, GRID Alternatives is helping to set the stage for large-scale solar adoption nationwide.

Chris Turek
SEI Director of Marketing and Communications
Solar Energy International (SEI)
39845 Mathews Lane
Paonia, CO 81428