Mike Arenson

Mike Arenson, popularly known as Solar Mike, has more than 30 years experience in the solar industry. For the past decade Solar Mike has specialized in solar electric systems, and has worked on hundreds of solar projects in California. He is a college instructor, and has received the U.S. Department of Energy “National Energy Award” for his teaching. Solar Mike's own home is powered by the sun, generating all its electricity and hot water.


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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