RGS Energy Files a $200 Million Universal Shelf Registration Statement

RGS Energy Files a $200 Million Universal Shelf Registration Statement

Mixed Security Registration Expected to Allow Access to Capital Markets From
Time to Time to Support Growth

LOUISVILLE, Colo., Feb. 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RGS Energy (Nasdaq:RSOL),
a nationwide leader of turnkey solar energy solutions for residential,
commercial, and utility customers, has filed a Form S-3 universal shelf
registration statement (the "Shelf Registration") with the Securities and
Exchange Commission. The Shelf Registration is intended to provide flexibility
to publicly offer and sell from time to time up to $200 million debt
securities, common stock, preferred stock, warrants and other securities or
any combination of such securities.

The Shelf Registration must be declared effective by the SEC before any
securities may be offered and sold. Following effectiveness of the Shelf
Registration, RGS Energy may periodically offer the securities in amounts, at
prices, and on terms to be announced when, and if, the securities are offered.
RGS Energy presently has no intention to sell any securities and has not
identified any specific use of proceeds which may become available if and when
such securities are sold. RGS Energy currently intends to use the proceeds
from the future sale of securities under the Shelf Registration for general
corporate purposes, which may include additions to working capital, financing
of capital expenditures, repayment of existing or future indebtedness, and
future acquisitions and strategic investment opportunities. The terms of any
securities offered under the Shelf Registration, and the intended use of the
net proceeds resulting therefrom, will be established at the times of the
offerings and will be described in prospectus supplements filed with the
Securities and Exchange Commission at the times of the offerings.

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the
Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective. These
securities may not be sold, nor may offers to buy be accepted, prior to the
time the registration statement becomes effective. This press release does not
constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any
securities of RGS Energy, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any
state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be
unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of
any such state or jurisdiction.

A free copy of the registration statement and the accompanying prospectus may
be obtained by directing a request to 833 W. South Boulder Road, Louisville,
Colorado 80027, Attention: Secretary, RGS Energy.

About RGS Energy
RGS Energy 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, RGS Energy
has installed more than 19,000 solar power systems representing well over 170
megawatts of 100% clean renewable energy. RGS Energy 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, RGS Energy has 17 offices across the West and
the Northeast. For more information, visit RGSEnergy.com, on Facebook at
www.facebook.com/rgsenergy and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/rgsenergy. RGS
Energy is a trade name and RGS Energy makes filings with the Securities and
Exchange Commission under its official name "Real Goods Solar, Inc."

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This communication 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 RGS Energy
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, the Securities and
Exchange Commission's failure to declare the Shelf Registration effective, RGS
Energy's ability to raise capital under the Shelf Registration in the future,
realizing synergies and other benefits from the Mercury Energy, Inc. merger,
introduction of new products and services, completion and integration of
acquisitions, possibility of negative economic conditions and other risks and
uncertainties included in RGS Energy's filings with the Securities and
Exchange Commission. RGS Energy assumes no duty to update any forward-looking

CONTACT: Media and Investor Relations Contact
         Ron Both
         Liolios Group, Inc.
         Tel 1-949-574-3860

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