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.

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 PV Associate exam, which is offered here on site three times a year or year-round at a Castle Worldwide testing center near you.

Interested in taking your solar education farther? For those seeking the advanced NABCEP Solar Installer Professional Certification, we offer: 

Whether you are ready for a career transition or to advance in the field, want quality training for your employees, or to start or expand a business, curious about all the solar buzz or want to learn more before having solar installed on your own house, we have a course to meet your needs.

See our full course listing here. Registering is easy! Sign-up online or call our office at 707-472-2460. Questions? Give us a call or send an email to

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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 20 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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