Courses, Workshops & Intensives

Solar Energy Training

We offer IREC and NABCEP approved solar training courses from beginning to advanced levels. Whether you are just curious about solar, preparing for a career transition, desiring quality training for your employees, looking to start or expand a business, or advance within the solar industry, we have a course to meet your needs. In-person and online solar courses available.

Sustainable Living Training

At the Solar Living Institute, we teach practices, skills, and philosophies that allow individuals and communities to live more sustainably. Producing and preparing organic food, raising animals and using their byproducts, building and maintaining a home, using natural and earthen materials for building, reusing and conserving water, cultivating herbal medicine, and using primitive technologies are just a few of the many ways to live sustainably.

Health & Wellness Training

Whether your career track is project management, PV installation, finance, sales, marketing, building inspection, customer service or administrative support, our eCourse series provides a solid foundation to build or jump-start your solar industry career.

Community Events

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Evenings By the Pond

Join us – and other fellow members of the Mendocino County community – the first Thursday of the month (June through September) as we host a rotating cast of local musicians and food purveyors. Stop by and enjoy good music and delicious food, beer, and wine!