RGS Energy has been delivering solar power to Vermont for over three decades.

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Say Goodbye to Rising Electricity Rates

Soaring utility prices and year-round sun make home solar panels a cheaper, smarter choice for a lower electricity bill in Vermont.

Why pay more for dirty power when you can save thousands with clean solar energy?

kWhs of Clean Energy
Average Current Utility Bill $107.47
Average Utility Bill with Solar $18.49
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Starting as the Real Goods Store in 1978 that provided people access to solar panels, RGS Energy has grown into one of the most trusted names in the solar energy installation sector. Over the past three decades, we have helped thousands of homeowners make the switch to solar energy and we are excited to be able to extend these services to the residents of Vermont. As most people are keenly aware by this point, energy is expensive. Every year, energy rates rise and every year people have to adjust their budgets in order to accommodate this new expense. For this reason, among others, we have made it our mission to provide the best solar installation services that we can in an effort to help as many people as possible break away from municipal energy dependence. Through this effort, we believe that we can help Vermont residents make the switch to clean, renewable energy and bring about an era of energy independence the likes of which this state has never seen.

Vermont Solar Services Provided By RGS Energy

RGS Energy provides the following solar energy services to residents of Vermont:

  • Solar Panel Financing Options
  • Solar Panel Installations
  • Maintenance Services

We are a full service solar company serving the residents of Vermont. If you have any questions about how we can help you, give us a call today at 877-747-4338!

What Can RGS Energy Offer Vermont Residents?

On average, Vermont residents pay around $100 a month on electricity. This places Vermont 33rd out of the 50 states in terms of energy cost, a ranking that is not that bad when given a bit of perspective. However, even with Vermont ranking as favorably as it does now, electricity rates are a fickle thing. Historically, electricity rates rise. Between 2005 and 2015, national electricity rates rose by 34 percent and, if history is any indication, these rates are only going to continue to rise. Because of this, even if the electricity rates in Vermont are favorable right now compared to the rest of the United States, they cannot be guaranteed to stay favorable in the future. At RGS Energy, we believe that no one should be subjected to electricity prices. Our modern lives dictate that electricity is a necessity, however, this dependency should not result in financial hardship. For this reason, we are dedicated to providing the best solar panel installation services to Vermont residents in order to help them cut the cord of energy dependence and invest in a system that will allow them true energy independence. To learn more about the solar installation services that we offer, please fill out our contact before below.

RGS Energy is Trusted Solar Installation Company

When you decide to make the switch to solar energy in Vermont, you want to make sure of two things. First, you want to make sure your home is suited for solar panels. Even the best solar installation company in the world cannot install a functional solar array if the array is not exposed to sunlight during the day. Second, you want to make sure that you choose a solar company that has a track record of excellence. Installing solar panels is about more than simply placing panels on a roof and calling it a day. At RGS Energy, we have nearly four decades of experience installing solar panels and, through these years of experience, we have refined our techniques down to the absolute best. With the combined efforts of our expert technicians, dedicated management team, and professional installers, we are able to handle the entire solar installation process from beginning to end. This ensures that you are receiving the absolute best when it comes to the installation of your solar array. When you choose us as your solar installation company in Vermont, you are choosing a company with a proven track record of exceptional service.

America's #1 Solar Company­™ Vermont's Most Trusted Solar Provider

RGS Energy got its start in 1978 as Real Goods, a sustainable living store in Northern California that sold some of the first retail solar panels in the United States.

The Real Goods Store still sells sustainable living products, but now – as RGS Energy – we bring clean energy solutions straight to your home with expert solar panel installations that reduce the cost of your electricity. We serve much of Vermont, from Brattleboro through Essex Junction, Montpelier, Burlington, Hartford and Middlebury.

Pay less for energy from America’s #1 Solar Company­™.

Your solar experience is our top priority.

Your solar experience is our top priority. We bring a local focus backed by decades of knowledge and experience, and we pride ourselves on being a community-minded solar service provider.

What Can a Solar Array do for You?

When you make the switch to solar energy, you are making a decision that is going to provide multiple benefits to not only yourself but to your community as well. Some of the benefits of using solar energy include:

  • Save Money: When you decide to take advantage of solar energy in Vermont, you are making the decision to take your financial well-being into your own hands. It is estimated that the average Vermont resident will save around $25,000 over the lifespan of their solar array due to reduced electricity costs. Additionally, with the many financial aid options available in relation to solar installations, residents can begin saving immediately. Through leasing options, your monthly electricity bill will be replaced with a loan payment that, typically, is less than the amount of the bill that you were used to paying. This bill will not rise with electricity rates and will remain the same over the lifespan of the loan, providing you with a utility rate that is fixed for years to come.
  • Save the Environment: In addition to the financial benefits that come with making the switch to solar energy, Vermont residents can take comfort in the fact that they are helping to reduce the amount of greenhouse gasses that are funneled into the atmosphere as a result of traditional energy production methods.
  • Increase Home Value: In a study conducted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, it was found that homes with solar panels installed sell 20% faster and for 17% more money than homes that do not have solar panels. By having solar panels installed on your Vermont home, you are placing yourself above the competition if you ever decide to sell your home, a position that is quite favorable in an uncertain housing market.


To learn more about the benefits of making the switch to solar energy, please visit our residential solar savings page.

Professional Installation is Key to an Effective Solar Array

When you decide to invest in solar energy in Vermont, make sure you choose a company that is able to provide professional installations. While it might seem like solar panel installations are as simple as placing some panels on the roof of your home and wiring them together, in reality the process is much more involved. At RGS Energy, we have almost four decades of experience with solar panel installations. We use only the latest solar panel technology and, more importantly, we use only the latest in solar panel installation techniques. We will make sure that your panels are securely fastened to the roof of your home with industry rated brackets and mounting hardware and, in order to get the most out of your panels, we will make sure that your solar array is positioned to take in as much sunlight as possible. These steps, while seemingly small in nature, are essential in making sure that you get the most out of your solar array. To learn more about our solar installation process, contact us today at 877-747-4338.


Solar Maintenance and Repair in Vermont

Vermont, as most residents already know, can experience some intense weather. Between hot summers, rainy springs, and snowy winters, it is important to find a solar panel installation company that is not only dedicated to helping with the installation process, but one that is also dedicated to making sure that your panels are able to perform as optimally as possible over their intended lifespan. When you choose RGS Energy, you aren’t just choosing a solar installation company. You are choosing a solar company that is able to handle all of your solar panel maintenance and repair needs as well. While this might seem like quite a commitment on our part, we feel that it is just a part of the responsibility that comes along with providing exceptional solar services to the residents of Vermont.



Our Passion Sets Us Apart

While we can go on and on about our installation, maintenance, and repair services, these services are not, in our minds, what set us apart from other solar companies. Multiple companies across the nation offer the same services the we do, however, no company is able to match our level of passion when it comes to solar services. RGS Energy has been helping people with their solar needs since 1978. We are not a solar company that has jumped on the bandwagon. We are not a solar company that popped up because solar energy suddenly became “cool.” We are a solar company that has been at the forefront of the solar energy sector since the beginning and we believe solar energy is poised to change the energy landscape of not only Vermont but of the entire United States. We funnel this passion into each and every one of our solar installation projects and, if our results are any indication, our customers are more than happy with our services. If you would like to see what our current customers are saying about us, be sure to visit our testimonials page.


Financing Options to Meet Your Needs

If you are looking to make the switch to solar in Vermont but are put off by the relatively high cost of installation, please take the time to learn more about the financial assistance that is available. While some of our customers choose to buy their systems upfront, many more have found that certain financing programs are much more affordable. At RGS Energy, we will work with you to find financing options that work within your budget, options that allow you to replace your current energy bill with a monthly loan payment that will not fluctuate in relation to the the energy market. .To learn more about the financing options that we help our customers procure, please visit our financing page.

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