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

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

LOUISVILLE, Colo., Nov. 11, 2013 -- 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 EnergyReal 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.

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