Solar Training

Hands-on solar training for beginning to advanced levels and prep for the NABCEP Exam

Online Solar Training

Online solar education in Solar PV Design & Installation and Solar Sales & Marketing

Sustainability Workshops

Sustainability Workshops
From natural building to beekeeping, biodiesel to greywater, it's all hands-on.

Solar Living Center 20th Anniversary Jun 11-12

Entry is free (donations gratefully accepted), camping is $25/night and parking is $5.

The Solar Living Center is hosting a 20th-year anniversary and celebration of breaking ground way back in 1996.  Hundreds of individual's lives have been inspired by classes, tours, demonstrations, internships, products - you name it. 

We're putting together 2 days of information & entertainment.  Not quite a SolFest, but close.  We hope you'll make it.  Check out the schedule.  Interested in volunteering?  Sign up here.




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Welcome Max Meyers

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We're thrilled to announce that Max Meyers of NorCal Aquaponics is joining the SLI team!  Max will be designing and installing a brand-new aquaponics system here at the Solar Living Center, as well as teaching cutting-edge workshops on rainwater harvesting, mushroom cultivation, permaculture and aquaponics principles and design.  Max will be able to showcase his work at our 12-acre demonstration site and share his enthusiasm, depth of knowledge and creative mind with both staff and students.  Take a look at the sustainable workshop line-up for this Spring. 




Solar Training at the Solar Living Institute

Get Certified With Us!

Obtaining your first level certification with the North American Board of Certified Energy Practicioners (NABCEP) is only a few steps away!

From there you're ready to take the NABCEP entry-level exam, which is offered here on site three times a year or year-round at a Castle Worldwide testing center near you.


The Solar Living Institute is a 501 (c)(3) educational nonprofit organization offering instruction in solar training and sustainable practices.  Founded in 1998, we have been providing professional solar training and a wide array of sustainability courses for over 15 years. Our courses are taught by experienced practitioners who bring years of real world knowledge to the classroom with a focus on helping students prepare for job opportunities, start businesses, and live more sustainably.

ACCREDITED BY IREC - Registered Provider of NABCEP

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