Solar Living Center
13771 S Hwy 101 Hopland, CA 95449 707-472-2450
The Solar Living Center, home to the Solar Living Institute and the Real Goods Store, is a world-famous demonstration site for renewable energy, green building, alternative fuels, permaculture, and sustainable living technologies. The 12-acre Solar Living Center is located 90 miles north of San Francisco on Highway 101, approximately 2 hours drive time from the Bay Area.
DIRECTIONS & WEATHER
From the south: Take HWY 101 North. As you enter Hopland, after crossing the green 2-lane bridge, we are a ¼ mile further on the right-hand (east) side. Look for the Real Goods Solar Living Center signs and the large solar array.
From the north: We are located 12 miles south of Ukiah on HWY 101 on the left-hand (east) side after you pass through the town of Hopland. Look for the Real Goods Solar Living Center signs.
Weather: Spring is generally wet; warm during the peak hours of the day with cold evenings and early mornings. In summer and early fall, Hopland can be extremely hot during the day (up to 100+ degrees), with cool nights. Rain is unusual in the summer but may occur in the fall. In winter, Hopland is frosty, cold, wet and muddy during Pacific storms, with brilliant sunshine and even warm weather between storms.
Bring sunscreen and hats for the hot weather. Bring rain boots, slickers, and umbrellas for the rainy season.
Places to Stay in Hopland
Piazza: 13441 South Highway 101 | 707-744-1977
Solar Living Center Tiny House: Air B&B
Private Room Air B&B: Nikola Clay 760-815-1056
Rooms in Ukiah (15 miles N of Hopland - preferred location)
Best Western: 555 S Orchard Ave | 888-894-9903
Days Inn: 950 N. State St. | Phone: 707-462-7584
Discovery Inn: 1340 N. State St. | Phone: 707-462-8873
Fairfield Inn & Suites: 1140 Airport Park Blvd. | Phone: 707-463-3600
Hampton Inn: 1160 Airport Park Blvd. | Phone: 707-462-6555
Quality Inn: 1050 S State St. | Phone: 707-462-2906
Super 8: 683 S. Orchard Ave | Phone: 707-468-8181
** SLI recommends Super 8 - they're super green!
Rooms in Cloverdale (15 miles S of Hopland)
Cloverdale Oaks Inn: 123 S Cloverdale Blvd | 707-894-2404
Super 8 Cloverdale: 1147 S Cloverdale Blvd | 707-894-9288
Solar Living Institute - (Apr thru Oct-only) 13771 S Hwy 101, Hopland, 707-472-2450