Real Goods Solar to Host 'Flip the Switch' Ceremony for Newly Completed Solar Farm in Vermont on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Real Goods Solar to Host 'Flip the Switch' Ceremony for Newly Completed Solar
Farm in Vermont on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

LOUISVILLE, Colo., Nov. 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RGS Energy, the
commercial and utility division of Real Goods Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq:RSOL), and
St. Albans Solar Partners, LLC, will host a "Flip the Switch" ceremony at the
recently completed 2.2 megawatt solar farm in St. Albans, Vermont on Tuesday,
November 19, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time.The event is by invitation only.

RGS Energy General Manager Tim Seamans, as well as other senior management,
will attend the event.

The solar farm was completed last month ahead of schedule as recently
announced. It is expected to generate enough energy to power more than 400
homes. 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 goal of 20% renewable energy by 2017.

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).

"As one of the largest solar farms in Vermont, our 'Flip the Switch' event
will celebrate providing 100% clean renewable solar energy to its residents,"
said Seamans. "Thanks in part to the state's renewable energy development
program, the region holds strong potential for generating solar farm
projects."

For more information about the project or the Flip the Switch ceremony, please
contact Kezia Dos Santos at (203) 803-8781 or email.

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 16,000 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 failure
to close the Mercury acquisition, 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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