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.

2016 Giving Season - Thank You!!

Greetings SLI Supporters:

Thanks to you, the Solar Living Institute's success continues to unfold and evolve just as we have over the course of 20 years!  With our mission of promoting sustainable living through inspirational environmental education first and foremost, we apply this credo to every endeavor we take on.  From our training courses on renewable energy, to our farming practices of aquaponics and permaculture; from our kids summer camp to our 12-acre visitor center in Mendocino County, we strive to empower individuals with the knowledge and skills they need to lead a sustainable lifestyle. 

Please take a moment and give generously to show your support and engagement.  Donate now!

As we welcome in 2017, along with an unprecedented and unpredictable political climate, we will need to be vigilant in adhering to the practices we know that work in the stewardship of our earth and the care for our fellow citizen.  Thank you for your help in acheiving this goal.


Executive Director
Solar Living Institute

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.

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