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Explore Solar Options with RGS Energy

  • Current solar markets: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii (as Sunetric), Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont
  • Primary office location: Louisville, Colorado
  • Did you know? RGS Energy used a small, Northern California general store to sell some of its first solar panels.


RGS Energy, also known as Real Goods Solar Inc., has a mission to provide customers with more sustainable energy through its solar energy systems. According to its website, the company has installed solar energy systems since 1978 and focuses on acting as a “community-minded” solar energy provider. Since its beginning, Real Goods Solar has installed more than 22,500 solar power systems for homes, business, schools and government facilities.

Depending on what state you live in, you might have access to specific rebates and financing options; however, it’s important to keep in mind that RGS Energy offers vary by state. Residential customers might have the opportunity to choose from the following offers:

  • Using solar power as a service: This option acts as a solar lease or service agreement.
  • Purchasing a solar system: This option gives a customer ownership of the solar panels.

Although the company offers different plans, its website expresses that Real Goods Solar still assures affordability and reliability for its customers. With that, RGS Energy states that most of its customers pay approximately 25% less than what they were formerly paying for their traditional power services.

RGS Energy gives back to the community

In 2012, Real Goods Solar partnered with GRID Alternatives, a nonprofit organization that installs solar energy in low-income areas. The two have worked together to bring solar power systems to locations that could benefit from its impact.

One noteworthy project the organizations worked on was powering tribal homes in the La Jolla Indian reservation in California. There was an obvious need for economic relief in the area, so RGS Energy stepped in to install six solar energy systems within the community. According to GRID Alternatives, the company has helped 10 families in the La Jolla tribe go solar and bills are projected to drop by up to 90%. With this energy change, low-income families are now able to focus their budget on other necessities.

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With so many solar energy options to choose from, it might be difficult to decide what option suits the energy needs and expectations of your home or business. If you have any questions or would like to discuss an energy plan with one of our solar representatives, give us a call today! We’d love to help you find what you’re looking for.

Source: Updated: 7-20-15