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.

Solar Training at the Solar Living Institute

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

Resilient Communities Convergence

The Solar Living Center is once again, excited  and honored to be hosting the Building Resilient Communities Convergence September 14-18, 2016.  We invite you to join this expanded 5 day permaculture intensive featuring keynote speakers, musical entertainment, break-out workshops, communal meals, eco-friendly vendors, camping and happy-hour mixers for premium networking with other like-minded individuals bringing conscious change to our planet.  Be there!  For complete details and tickets go to

JUST ADDED: Create a Rain Garden - Dec 3

With the start of the winter rains upon us, now is the time to design and build your own rain garden.  The rain garden absorbs the water run-off from impervious surfaces and becomes available to plants as groundwater.  Join us to learn more from Bay Maples owner, Alan Hackler.

Sign up here:  Create a Rain Garden


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 over 15 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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