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Real Goods Solar Teams Up With Fresno Pacific University

Student athletes and homeowners to benefit from new partnership


LOUISVILLE, Colo. – Aug. 14, 2013 – Real Goods Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: RSOL), a nationwide leader of turnkey solar energy solutions for residential, commercial, and utility customers, today announced a partnership with the Fresno Pacific University Sunbirds and Fresno Pacific Athletics.

As part of the alliance, homeowners in Fresno, Calif., can take advantage of free site evaluations from Real Goods Solar. For each system installed as a result of the evaluations, Real Goods Solar will make a donation to the university to support student scholarships and the athletic department’s overall operations.

“We have a long history of supporting the solar needs of Central California homeowners and we’re honored to partner with Fresno Pacific University to support its athletes and the community,” said Real Goods Solar Vice President of Sales, Troy Pittock. “By participating in this alliance, homeowners will benefit from the cost savings associated with solar technology and make a positive environmental impact, while supporting the university’s scholarship program.”

Fresno Pacific University believes that the total student-athlete experience should provide opportunities for growth and excellence beyond the competitive arena of collegiate sport. Alliances like the one with Real Goods Solar prove that the university is committed to community service and engagement, leading to increased leadership and character development for all of its students and athletes.

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About Fresno Pacific University

Fresno Pacific University has emerged as the largest accredited Christian university in Central California, and is known as a leading west coast university known for academic excellence, innovative programming and spiritual vitality. Fresno Pacific University offers outstanding academic programs integrated with ethical and spiritual development through traditional bachelor’s and master’s degrees, adult degree completion degrees, certificate and credential programs. Fresno Pacific University has also been one of the most successful college athletics programs in the nation, regularly finishing in the top five of the prestigious NACDA Director’s Cup. Fresno Pacific University currently competes in the NCAA Division II Pacific West Conference and fields 16 teams including basketball, cross country, soccer, swimming, tennis, track & field, water polo, volleyball and baseball. Hundreds of Sunbird student-athletes have garnered All-America honors as well as All-America Scholar-Athlete awards.