Real Goods Solar (dba "RGS Energy") NASDAQ Ticker Symbol to Change From "RSOL" to "RGSE" on February 24, 2014

Real Goods Solar (dba "RGS Energy") NASDAQ Ticker Symbol to Change From "RSOL"
to "RGSE" on February 24, 2014

LOUISVILLE, Colo., Feb. 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Real Goods Solar, Inc.
(Nasdaq:RSOL) d/b/a RGS Energy, a nationwide leader of turnkey solar energy
solutions for residential, commercial, and utility customers, will change the
ticker symbol for its Class A common stock listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market
from "RSOL" to "RGSE," effective upon market open on Monday, February 24,
2014.

The CUSIP number for the company's Class A common stock (75601N104) will
remain unchanged.

"Our new stock symbol reflects our recent commercial rebranding from Real
Goods Solar to RGS Energy," said Kam Mofid, the company's CEO. "The brand RGS
Energy, previously only used by our commercial and utility division, better
reflects the vision and capabilities of our company as a strong unified,
single source, end-to-end energy solutions provider for any type of solar
customer, from residential and commercial to government, education and the
utilities."

"The strength of this brand has been opening doors in new and emerging
markets," added Mofid. "So, coming together under this single brand provides a
more cohesive and effective national marketing approach to support our
growth."

Ever since making some of the first photovoltaic panels available to the
public in 1978, the company has been recognized as one of the solar power
industry's true pioneers. The company has since remained a leader in
residential and commercial solar power installation services, and has
strengthened its nationwide presence and capabilities through a number of
strategic acquisitions. Since its founding, the company's numerous
technological and customer financing innovations have helped pave the way for
more than 19,000 homeowners and businesses to take advantage of the sun as a
100% clean renewable energy source.

The company continues to maintain the corporate name of Real Goods Solar for
SEC filings and other legal and regulatory matters.

About RGS Energy
RGS Energy (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 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, the company 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
statements.

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

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