Full Service Solar Integration With 25 years of construction and project management experience, Real Goods Solar is ideally suited for residential & commercial projects — on budget and on time.
Offices in CA & CO Real Goods Solar has merged an unparalleled combination of solar industry leaders to provide superior expertise and a pioneering legacy in sustainability.
Our Legacy of Leadership Solar Living Since 1978 Real Goods founded over 30 years ago and sold the first solar panels in the United States Majority shareholder Gaiam, Inc of Colorado. Gives us greater stability and offers customer peace of mind that we’ll be around for the duration. Well structured company that is extremely efficient at negotiating all aspects of solar installations. From paperwork and design to permits and installation, Real Goods Solar is able to track jobs from start to finish to ensure customer satisfaction. Strong financial backing –$10mm performance bonding available
Our Authenticity—The Real Deal Real Goods Solar is publicly traded (NASDAQ:RSOL) Parent Company is Gaiam, Inc. --$500M publicly traded company (NASDAQ: GAIA) 25 years construction experience 3 classifications of contractor licenses (General B, C10 Electrical, C46 Solar) CAL-SEIA leadership (California Solar Energy Industries Association) SolarTech (Silicon Valley Leadership Group) founder NABCEP and Diamond Certified Installation Resources (5 NABCEP --North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners-- This is the highest % NABCEP as a % of total employees in all of California) 3x BSME, 2x BSPhysics, 1x BSCE
Project Experience Commercial Experience Residential Experience Completed Commercial projects to date- 75+ Able to provide performance and payment bonds for large public works projects Total watts of commercial projects installed to date- Over 4 MW Completed residential projects to date- 4800+ California & Colorado Total installed megawatts of residential projects- 20MW AC
The average homeowner spends approximately $100,000 in electricity over 25 years.
Traditional loan or Home Equity Loan monthly bill is less than current electricity bill + interest is tax deductible.
The value of your home goes up 20:1, effectively paying for the system on day one without increasing your property tax.
Financing & Economics
Solar Accessible to Everyone New, affordable options make going solar easier than ever! Solar as a Service $1000 gets solar on your roof, then pay a lower monthly electricity rate and leave the system maintenance to us. Solar System for Purchase 50% price drop since 2008 with a 10-25% return on your investment.
Step 1 Solar Financial Analysis(System Purchase)
San Jose, Santa Clara County, CA System Description Size: 7.7 kW54-Sharp 170 Watt Modules2-Fronius IG4000 Inverters
Calistoga, Napa County, CA System Description Size: 2.5 kW 18-Sharp 167 Watt Modules 1-Outback GVFX 3648 Inverter
El Cajon, San Diego County, CA System Description Size: 7.3 kW42-Sharp 175 Watt Modules2-Xantrex GT3.0 Inverters “Great service and responsiveness from each member of the Real Goods team – from first inquiry through installation and post-sale follow-up. Everyone was an expert at their own phase of the operation and made the whole endeavor effortless. Thanks!” ~Kevin & Kathy Hayes, El Cajon
Altadena, Los Angeles County, CA System Description Size: 3 kW18-Sharp 165 Watt Modules1-SMA Sunny Boy 2500 Watt Inverter “Our electric bill has dropped by a factor of five for our house since our system got up and running. For the next-door house that we rent to others, our bill has dropped to zero except for connection charges. If everyone in Southern California with a suitable sky view installed a solar system, our region could become a net energy exporter during peak demand periods, instead of importing a scarce resource of increasing cost, at the mercy of interstate electric rate-setters. We are happy to have done our part.” ~Robert Staehle & Lori Paul, Altadena, CA
Saint Helena, Napa County, CA System Description Size: 14.9 kW90-Sharp 165 Watt Modules5-SMA Sunny Boy 2500 Watt Inverters
Oakland, Alameda County, CA System Description Size: 3 kW18-Sharp 167 Watt Modules1-SMA Sunny Boy 2500 Watt Inverter
Mill Valley, Marin County, CA System Description Size: 3.0 kW 18-Sharp 165 Watt Modules 1-SMA Sunny Boy 2500 Watt Inverter "Solar makes more sense now than ever. The rebate and tax credit paid for half of our system. We decided to go solar in order to 'walk the EcoTalk'. Real Goods showed us how to do it an economically sensible way. Our garage is now a 3 kilowatt power plant that spins the PG&E meter backwards and will eliminate over 100 tons of greenhouse gas emissions over it’s life time. Our electric bill has been reduced by more than a typical loan payment for a system this size. We’re saving money and doing something we feel great about. And as electricity rates go up, we’ll save even more. Real Goods provided great service and took care of every detail.“ ~Betsy Rosenberg, Host of "EcoTalk" on KCBS Radio, Mill Valley
Sebastopol, Sonoma County, CA System DescriptionSize: 3.9 kW21-Sharp 185 Watt Modules1-Sharp 3500 Watt Inverter
Geyserville, Sonoma County, CA System Description Size: 9kW54-Sharp 167watt solar panels3-SMA 2500 watt inverters
Occidental, Sonoma County, CA System Description Size: 5.9 kW32-Sharp 185 Watt Modules2-SMA Sunny Boy 2500 Watt Inverters