RGS Energy to Deploy Solar Power Systems for Yavapai County, Arizona

RGS Energy to Deploy Solar Power Systems for Yavapai County, Arizona

Contract Win Marks Company's Second Multi-Site Project in Arizona

LOUISVILLE, Colo., Feb. 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RGS Energy (Nasdaq:RGSE),
a nationwide leader of turnkey solar energy solutions for residential,
commercial, and utility customers, has been selected to deploy solar power
systems for the Yavapai County Facilities and Parks Department at the Yavapai
County Superior Court and Detention facility in Camp Verde, Arizona.

RGS Energy will design and deploy the solar power systems, which will be
installed on parking canopies at the Superior Court and next to the Yavapai
County Detention facility. The project will total 791 kilowatts of solar power
and is expected to generate a total of 1.2 million kilowatt hours annually.
The company plans to begin construction in April of 2014 and finish in August
of 2014.

"We selected RGS Energy to deploy these solar power systems in order to reduce
electrical costs, leverage county land assets and improve the environment,"
said Kenny VanKeuren, the director of Yavapai County's Facilities and Parks
Department.

By harnessing the power of the sun, the county expects to reduce the cost of
electricity by more than $500,000 over 20 years. The system is also expected
to eliminate more than 37 million pounds of utility carbon dioxide emissions
or the equivalent of taking more than 3,520 gas-powered cars off the road (per
EPA-based data).

"The Yavapai County project marks our second multi-site project in Arizona,"
said Tim Seamans, RGS Energy's general manager. "It also represents a strong
endorsement of our comprehensive solar solutions as we look to further
penetrate the state's public and private sector."

About RGS Energy
RGS Energy (Nasdaq:RGSE) 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."

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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
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Exchange Commission. RGS Energy assumes no duty to update any forward-looking
statements.

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