• Hopland, California: The Solar Living Institute

      The Solar Living Institute is located near the town of Hopland in northern California and was established in 1998 to practice -- and educate the public about -- renewable energy (not just solar) and other eco-friendly living habits. The public is invited to drop in at its 12-acre site and have a look. As soon as you pull into the parking lot, you're impressed by the array of enormous solar panels, and if you happen to be driving a vehicle powered by biodiesel, you can refuel while you're there.

      If you go:
      Self-guided tours and parking are free, but small donations are suggested. About an hour is probably sufficient time for most people to see the facility, unless you are taking a guided tour. SLI is open from 10 to 6 every day except Christmas and New Year's Day. Guided tours are available from 11 to 3.


      13771 S. Hwy. 101
      Hopland, California 95449 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      +1 (707) 472-2450

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      +1 (707) 472-2403