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Real Goods Solar Launches Smart Electric Sweepstakes and a Lucky Winner Will Receive an All-Electric Smart Car Plus the Solar Power to Charge It


Louisville, CO (PRWEB) February 19, 2013 – Real Goods Solar reaffirmed its commitment to reducing the human ecological footprint on earth by partnering with Smart Center San Francisco, giving homeowners the opportunity to win a three-year lease on a 2013 smart electric drive vehicle and a 1.5 kW solar power system to offset the energy required to charge it. While this is the fourth annual sweepstakes from Real Goods Solar, this contest is the first to reward one eligible homeowner from CA, CO, CT, MA, NJ or VT with the ability to plug into the sun and drive off into the sunset.

Tim Gillen, Vice President of Residential Sales at Real Goods Solar, commented, “Solar power and electric vehicles are a natural combination for homeowners looking for a more sustainable lifestyle. We are delighted to partner with Smart Center San Francisco. Our award-winning design and installation services complement the new Smart Electric Drive’s low footprint to help consumers reduce their dependence on fossil fuels in a significant way.”

Qualifying homeowners can enter for a chance to win the 1.5 kW solar system and the all-electric vehicle by visiting

According to Michael Newcomb, general manager of Smart Center San Francisco, the 2013 smart electric drive car is perfectly matched with a Real Goods-installed solar system. “The spunky new all-electric smart car will offer a fun, stylish, eco-friendly ride – and the lowest price tag in the electric vehicle market. Combining it with solar keeps the fun – and cost of ownership – even more affordable. To me, that is smart.”

Participants can enter the 2013 Sweepstakes and review official rules at or call 888.56.SOLAR.

About Real Goods Solar

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 in the U.S. in 1978, the company has installed more than 14,500 solar power systems representing over 100 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 installers, the company has 15 offices across the West and the Northeast. It services the commercial and utility markets through its RGS Energy division. For more information, visit or, or call 888.567.6527.