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

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


LOUISVILLE, CO, February 25, 2014 – 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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