Real Goods Solar Appoints David L. Belluck as Chairman of the Board

Real Goods Solar Appoints David L. Belluck as Chairman of the Board

LOUISVILLE, Colo., June 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Real Goods Solar, Inc.'s
(Nasdaq:RSOL) board of directors today unanimously appointed company director,
David L. Belluck, as its chairman of the board.

Belluck has been a company director since June 2011. He is currently a general
partner with Riverside Partners, a private equity firm that is the largest
shareholder of Real Goods Solar. Belluck joined Riverside Partners in 1988 and
has been leading the firm for the past 11 years. He also serves as chairman of
Tegra Medical, as well as on the board of Eliassen Group, Welocalize, and
Healthdrive. Belluck is a member of the Governor's Council of Economic
Advisors in Massachusetts, as well as a vice-chair of The Alliance for
Business Leadership, a group of business leaders advancing corporate
citizenship and advocating socially responsible economic growth. He earned his
Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics magna cum laude from Harvard College and
Master of Business Administration with distinction from Harvard Business
School.

"As a dynamic member of our board over the last two years and a strong
believer in the company and its mission, we are confident David's leadership
will help advance our position as a major downstream solar solutions
provider," said Kam Mofid, Real Good Solar's CEO.

Belluck commented: "I could not be more excited about the future of Real Goods
Solar. Since Kam came onboard last year, he has led a company-wide
transformation which has positioned us well to capture the opportunities
ahead."

About Real Goods Solar and RGS Energy
Real Goods Solar, Inc. (RSOL) is one of the nation's pioneering solar energy
companies serving commercial, residential, and utility customers. Beginning
with one of the very first photovoltaic panels sold in the U.S. in 1978, the
company has installed more than 14,500 solar power systems representing over
100 megawatts of 100% clean renewable energy. Real Goods Solar makes it very
convenient for customers to save on their energy bill by providing a
comprehensive solar solution, from design, financing, permitting and
installation to ongoing monitoring, maintenance and support. As one of the
nation's largest and most experienced solar power players, the company has 15
offices across the West and the Northeast. It services the commercial and
utility markets through its RGS Energy division. For more information, visit
RealGoodsSolar.com or RGSEnergy.com, on Facebook at
http://facebook.com/realgoodssolar and on Twitter at
http://twitter.com/realgoodssolar.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release includes forward-looking statements relating to matters
that are not historical facts. Forward-looking statements may be identified by
the use of words such as "expect," "intend," "believe," "will," "should" or
comparable terminology or by discussions of strategy. While Real Goods Solar
believes its assumptions and expectations underlying forward-looking
statements are reasonable, there can be no assurance that actual results will
not be materially different. Risks and uncertainties that could cause
materially different results include, among others, introduction of new
products and services, completion and integration of acquisitions, the
possibility of negative economic conditions, and other risks and uncertainties
included in Real Goods Solar's filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission. Real Goods Solar assumes no duty to update any forward-looking
statements.


CONTACT: Media and Investor Relations Contact:
         Ron Both
         Liolios Group, Inc.
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