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Every penny counts

We initially started investigating solar energy for the purpose of saving money. We have 5 children and every penny counts. A few years ago, one of Kyle’s customers had just gotten solar panels and was very excited about the electric bill savings. So we decided to do

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For generations to come

I’ve been an environmentalist for years, worrying about what the earth will be like for generations to come. I now can do my part in the preservation of Mother Earth. Before, solar was very expensive, an expense i couldn’t afford, but solar companies like Real Goods figured

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17 years in the making

We built our modular house almost 17 years ago. Part of our plan has always been to convert to solar when it became more affordable. With the RealGoods Solar lease plan we were finally able to realize our dream of installing solar electric. The system was only

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Solar for buildings old and new

We built a 7000 sq ft post and beam barn that has geothermal for heat and AC. The next logical step was to install solar power to continue our goal of becoming a little more “green” in the “Quiet Corner” of Connecticut. We also chose to add

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Already observing the savings

We are very pleased with the solar panel system we had installed at our Connecticut residence. The folks at Real Goods Solar were great to deal with and always very professional. Although solar is great for the environment, it also makes economic sense as we expect the

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Getting away from tiered electricity prices

We have been wanting to “go solar” for many years, but wanted to wait until we had to redo our roof and add onto our house. For years we have seen our bills rise and and we wanted to get away from being electric company’s tiered system.

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Set with solar

We have had some neighbors and friends that have been on the solar program for some time. After we decided to buy an electric car we started investigating different companies for going solar. We evaluated around 10 competitors and decided on RGS because of the price and

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Hello from sunny Colorado!

Solar has long been on my list of home improvement / life improvement ideas. As a parent of young children, I find it important to model good behavior and the values our family treasures. We purposefully moved our family to the Denver area, in part, for what

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Putting my values where my roof is

Real Goods Solar customer John Sheirer recently wrote an article for the GazetteNet.com about how his experience in going solar helped make his childhood dream come true. Read the full story here. Excerpt: “As many youthful dreams do, mine followed tangents both predictable and surprising. Middle age

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Solar newbies

My wife and I have been thinking about solar for a while. Now that we moved to the rural area of town where everything in the new house uses electricity so we agreed it’s time to look into solar. We got a hold of Realgoods Solar through

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