The Solar Living Institute has been a key provider of green collar jobs training to low-income populations with barriers to employment. We aim to help break those barriers and provide individuals the opportunity to advance in the green economy.

We have worked closely with Solar Richmond in the East Bay Region of San Francisco and the Center for Employment Training with headquarters located in San Jose. In the summer of 2010, we hosted the Summer Youth program onsite at the Solar Living Center, working with the local Mendocino County Workforce Investment Board.

  • Richmond BAAQMD Grant
  • Richmond Sidney Frank Grant
  • Center for Employment Training - Train the Trainer Sessions
  • Summer Youth - Workforce Investment, Mendocino Co.

For questions regarding Workforce Development or Custom Training, please contact Karen Kallen by phone (707) 472-2456 or by email.


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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