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The Solar Living Center & Upcoming Events

Click and drag the image above for a 3D view of the Solar Living Center from the air, or take the full virtual tour here (best viewed in Google Chrome on a large screen).

Explore the Real Goods Solar Living Center!

Get inspired, educated, and entertained at the Solar Living Center, a 12-acre working demonstration of renewable energy, permaculture, and sustainable living along California's historic Highway 101. We are open Monday-Friday from 9am - 5pm and Saturday from 10am - 5pm PST. Here are just a few of the things to do while you're here:

Tour the Solar Living Center

Whether you can make it out to Northern California to experience the sights, sounds, and smells of the SLC for yourself or not, there are lots of ways to find out what it's all about.

SLC News & Events

Check out the Real Goods blog for the latest news, events, off-grid living tips, product reviews, and more.

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Learn at the Solar Living Center

Take a Class at the Solar Living Institute

Sign up in person or online for courses and workshops on an array of sustainable living and renewable energy subjects through the Solar Living Institute (SLI). Most courses take place at the Solar Living Center in Hopland, though online solar training is offered as well. Click on a course name for more information or to register online.

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Upcoming SLI Courses:

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Shop at the Solar Living Center

Shop without guilt at the two solar-powered retail stores located right here at the SLC. You'll find a cornucopia of unique, local, and environmentally benign gifts, gadgets, and remedies at the Real Goods retail store and at Emerald Pharms medical marijuana dispensary.

The World-Famous Real Goods Store

Shop at the greenest store on Earth - right here at the SLC. We've got lots of the same products in our online store here at, but our one-of-a-kind, 5000 square-foot brick and mortar retail store (actually it's made of straw bales) is solar-powered, passively heated and cooled, and a true sight to behold in person!

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Open Monday-Friday from 9am - 5pm and Saturday from 10am - 5pm PST

On-Site CBD Dispensary

Our on-site solar-powered medical marijuana dispensary Emerald Pharms specializes in regional heirloom genetics and has an extensive selection of high-quality, lab-tested CBD-rich and THC products for holistic healing.

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  • Flowers, seeds, and clones
  • Edibles and gel caps
  • Topicals and tinctures
  • Strain-specific vape cartridges
  • And much more

Open everyday from 10am - 6pm PST

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