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.

Wild and Scenic Film Festival

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Join us Saturday, October 25 at the Raven Film Center in Healdsburg, CA for an evening of informative and thought-provoking films designed to educate and inspire you.

  • A Brief History of the 5Cent Bag Tax
  • I am Red
  • Backyard
  • Buffalo Wild
  • The New Environmentalists: A Change in the Air


  • The Story of Solutions
  • COMPOST-a-lujah!
  • Snows of the Nile
  • Hidden Rivers of Southern Appalachia
  • Damocracy
  • Reynaldo

There is limited seating and the show will sell out.  Tickets are $20, Student - $15. Membership packages are $50. Complete details here. Find out who our supporters are on Festival Sponsors.

Caretaker Program 2014-15

Apply now for our 2014-15
Winter & Summer Caretaker positions.
                                                                                                                      SLI Pond Interns                                 


Since 1998, the Solar Living Institute has been promoting sustainable living through inspirational environmental education.  We do this through workshops, online courses, events, Kids’ Education Programs, an Intern Program, and Tours of the 12-acre Solar Living Center.  We accomplish our mission through our family of participants, including staff, interns, caretakers, volunteers, supporters, donors and friends.

Applications are now being accepted for Caretakers. Positions available until filled.
Send resume, cover letter, and three references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Winter:  October-February 2014-2015
  • Summer:  March-October 2015

Couples preferred.   Couples/Partners are encouraged to apply.


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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