RGS Energy's Sunetric Named 2014 Hawaii's Best Solar Company

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LOUISVILLE, Colo., July 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sunetric, a wholly-owned subsidiary of RGS Energy (Nasdaq:RGSE), was voted Hawaii's top solar company, according to the 2014 "Hawaii's Best People's Choice Awards" hosted by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

The award was presented last week at The Pacific Club in Honolulu, with 250 attendees honoring the winners of "Hawaii's Best" across in 144 business categories.

"We are privileged to receive another 'Hawaii's Best' award from the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, which recognizes our performance in providing solar systems for residential, commercial, and utility-scale customers throughout the islands for more than a decade," said Aaron Kirk, Sunetric's president. "We appreciate all of their 500,000-plus loyal readers and especially those who had cast their vote for Sunetric."

The award follows another prestigious recognition that Sunetric received earlier this year as one of the "Best Places to Work in Hawaii," hosted by Hawaii Business Magazine. Sunetric was the only solar company to make the list in 2014, which is based on a confidential survey of employees and an extensive questionnaire about benefits and working conditions.

"Both of these awards are special to us because they are determined by our customers and employees," said Kirk. "They inspire us to continue to focus on quality installations while providing the best possible service and corporate culture. We really love what we do and appreciate being recognized."

About Sunetric
Sunetric is one of the largest and most experienced solar developers and integrators in Hawaii. As a full-service solar energy firm, they handle every stage of the design, development and installation of photovoltaic systems on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai and the Big Island. Sunetric is a wholly owned subsidiary of RGS Energy. For more information, visit http://sunetric.com/.

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 22,500 solar power systems representing over 235 megawatts of 100% clean renewable energy. RGS Energy makes it very convenient for customers to save on their energy bills 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 20 offices across the U.S. For more information, visit RGSEnergy.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/rgsenergy and on Twitter at https://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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CONTACT: Media and Investor Relations Contact for RGS Energy: Ron Both Liolios Group, Inc. Tel 1-949-574-3860 RGSE@liolios.com Sunetric Media Contact: Hannah Lee Marketing Manager Tel 1-808-262-6600 hlee@sunetric.com

Source: RGS Energy