Real Goods Solar Completes 2.2 MW Solar Farm in Vermont

Real Goods Solar Completes 2.2 MW Solar Farm in Vermont

Solar Farm Completed Ahead of Schedule is Expected to Generate Enough Energy
to Power More Than 400 Homes

LOUISVILLE, Colo., Oct. 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RGS Energy, the
commercial and utility division of Real Goods Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq:RSOL), and
St. Albans Solar Partners, LLC, has completed a new 2.2 megawatt (MW) solar
farm ahead of schedule. The energy produced by the PV system in Vermont is
expected to generate approximately 3.1 million kilowatt hours (kWh) annually,
enough energy to power more than 400 homes.

"The completion of our solar farm ahead of schedule is made possible by the
professional and efficient work of Real Goods Solar," said Joe Larkin, project
owner at St. Alban's Solar Partners. "This completed project represents a
marquee solar farm in Vermont, which will add a substantial new source of
clean and renewable energy to the state."

The fixed array ground mount solar system will deliver environmental benefits
to the region, eliminating more than 123 million pounds of annual carbon
dioxide emissions over 25 years or the equivalent to planting more than 1.4
million trees (per EPA-based data). It also helps Vermont reach its goal of
20% renewable energy by 2017.

"When we 'flip the switch' we will be delivering 100% clean renewable solar
energy to the residents of Vermont," said Seamans. "Now home to one of
Vermont's largest solar power systems, the City of Saint Albans and its
residents should be proud to have such an important project nearby."

100% of the solar energy produced will be purchased through a feed-in tariff
under the Standard Offer Program of Vermont's Sustainably Priced Energy
Development (SPEED) Program. The program was created by legislation in 2005 to
promote renewable energy development in the state in order to reach the
state's renewable energy goals.

About Real Goods Solar and RGS Energy
Real Goods Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: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 to the public in
the U.S. in 1978, the company has installed more than 15,500 solar power
systems representing well over 110 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 17 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.
         Tel 1-949-574-3860
         RSOL@liolios.com

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