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RGS Energy POWERHOUSE™ 3.0 Written Reservations Exceed $60 million, Company Accelerates Dealer Training Program

DENVER, July 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RGS Energy (NASDAQ:RGSE), the exclusive worldwide manufacturer of the POWERHOUSE™ solar shingle system, has received written reservations for POWERHOUSE™ 3.0 now totaling more than $60 million in potential annual revenue, up from the $50 million the company reported last week.

The reservations have been steadily coming in from more than three dozen roofing dealers across 15 states. They are being made in advance of the anticipated UL certification and market launch of the next-generation solar shingle system using technology developed by The Dow Chemical Company.

“An increasing number of roofing dealers are planning to pre-sell POWERHOUSE™ in advance of its official launch and to meet their customers’ growing demand,” said John Hardwick, RGS Energy’s VP of POWERHOUSE™ Construction. “In an effort to proactively support our dealers, we are accelerating our training program by two months and are immediately expanding our team of POWERHOUSE™ regional trainers.”

By coupling new roofing with visually stunning, energy-saving solar shingles, POWERHOUSE™ 3.0 addresses the unmet need of residential homeowners with asphalt rooftops, which represent about 85 percent of U.S. homes. More than a thousand homeowners are currently enjoying the cost-savings and aesthetic benefits of earlier generations of POWERHOUSE™.

About RGS Energy

RGS Energy (NASDAQ:RGSE) is America’s Original Solar Company providing solar, storage and energy services whose mission is clean energy savings. The company is the exclusive manufacturer of POWERHOUSE™, an innovative in-roof solar shingle using technology developed by The Dow Chemical Company. RGS Energy also sells, designs and installs traditional retrofit solar systems for residential homeowners, commercial businesses, non-profit organizations and government entities. 

For more information, visit RGSEnergy.com and RGSPOWERHOUSE.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RGSEnergy and on Twitter at twitter.com/rgsenergy. Information on such websites and the websites referred to above in this press release is not incorporated by reference into this press release.

RGS Energy is the company’s registered trade name. RGS Energy files periodic and other reports with the SEC under its official name “Real Goods Solar, Inc.”

POWERHOUSE™ is a trademark of The Dow Chemical Company, used under license.

Forward-Looking Statements and Cautionary Statements

The preliminary financial data discussed above consists of estimates derived from RGS Energy’s internal books and records and has been prepared by, and are the responsibility of, the company’s management. The preliminary estimates discussed above are subject to the completion of financial closing procedures, final adjustments and other developments that may arise between now and the time the financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2018 are finalized. Therefore, actual results may differ materially from these estimates and all of these preliminary estimates are subject to change.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding the RGS Energy’s results of operations and financial positions, and RGS Energy’s business and financial strategies.  Forward-looking statements are neither historical facts nor assurances of future performance.  Instead, they provide our current beliefs, expectations, assumptions, forecasts, and hypothetical constructs about future events, and include statements regarding our future results of operations and financial position, business strategy, budgets, projected costs, plans and objectives of management for future operations.  The words “forecast,” “project,” “expect,” “plan,” “future,” “believe,” “may,” “hypothetical,” “will,” “target,” “anticipate,” “estimate” and similar expressions as they relate to RGS Energy are intended to identify such forward-looking statements.

Forward-looking statements should not be read as a guarantee of future performance or results and will not necessarily be accurate indications of the times at, or by, which such performance or results will be achieved, if at all.  Forward looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those expressed in or suggested by the forward-looking statements.  Therefore, RGS Energy cautions you against relying on any of these forward-looking statements.

Key risks and uncertainties that may cause a change in any forward-looking statement or that could cause our actual results and financial condition to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements include: RGS Energy’s ability to successfully and timely commercialize POWERHOUSE™ 3.0; the ability to obtain requisite certification of POWERHOUSE™ 3.0; demand for POWERHOUSE™ 3.0; the adequacy of, and access to, capital necessary to commercialize POWERHOUSE™ 3.0; RGS Energy’s ability to satisfy the conditions and our obligations under the POWERHOUSE™ 3.0 license agreement; RGS Energy’s ability to manage supply chain in order to have production levels and pricing of the POWERHOUSE™ 3.0 shingles to be competitive; the ability of RGS Energy to successfully expand its operations and employees and realize profitable revenue growth from the sale and installation of POWERHOUSE™ 3.0, and to the extent, anticipated; the potential impact of the announcement of RGS Energy’s expansion into the POWERHOUSE™ 3.0 business with employees, suppliers, customers and competitors; RGS Energy’s ability to successfully and timely expand its POWERHOUSE™ 3.0 business outside of the United States; foreign exchange risks associated with the POWERHOUSE™ 3.0 business; intellectual property infringement claims related to the POWERHOUSE™ 3.0 business; competition in the in-roof solar shingles business; RGS Energy’s ability to realize revenue from written reservations for initial POWERHOUSE™ deliveries; RGS Energy’s ability to obtain future written reservations for POWERHOUSE™ deliveries; and future cancellations and backlog.

You should read the section entitled “Risk Factors” in our 2017 Annual Report on Form 10-K, which has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which identify certain of these and additional risks and uncertainties. Any forward-looking statements or forward-looking hypothetical examples made by us in this press release speaks only as of the date of this press release. Factors or events that could cause our actual results to differ may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict all of them. We do not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement or forward-looking hypothetical example, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as may be required by law.

Please note that the financial model referenced above is not a forecast or a projection but a mathematical demonstration of financial information arising from written reservations received to-date and different future hypothetical levels of market penetration of the annual reroof market and reflects that gross margins include the cost of the Section 201 and 301 tariffs on imported materials. Please reference the Company’s press release issued on July 16, 2018 for additional important information.

Investor Relations Contact:
Ron Both
Managing Partner, CMA
Tel 1-949-432-7566
[email protected]

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Source: GlobeNewswire (July 23, 2018 - 8:31 AM EDT)

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