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.

Join the Celebration - June 9-10, 2018



Real Goods’ 40th Anniversary Celebration

June 9 and 10, 2018


Join us for our fun and inspiring weekend celebration of our 40th Anniversary since our Real Goods opening in June 1978. This event is a great opportunity for families and our community to come together and participate in a variety of very fun activities. We will feature organic food and drink; great music; inspiring speakers; meaningful workshops and creative, educational activities for kids. Connect with old friends and kindred spirits for fun, education and the excitement of the unveiling of our plans for years to come. For more details and to purchase tickets: 40th Celebration.



Permaculture Convergence September 20-23, 2018


The Solar Living Institute is excited to be hosting the Building Resilient Communities Permaculture Convergence at the Solar Living Center September 20-23.  Don't miss this stellar event and outstanding opportunity to network with indviduals dedicated to and advocating for a holistic lifestyle approach to living with awareness on our planet Earth. Go to for more details.

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


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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