Perhaps we can be the generation that rose above the excess and decadence to turn things around. We have a chance - maybe our last - to embrace a vision of a fulfilling and sustainable future.
More About Our Company
Founded in 1978, Real Goods is the original purveyor of off-the-grid living supplies. Originally envisioned as a one-stop-shop where people could find everything they needed for their remote homesteads, the store began with the sale of the first retail solar panel in the United States and the humble goal of changing the world.
We got the very first solar panel that was made commercially…25 Watts…still works. We have been off the grid for 38 years thanks to Real Goods. I remember how happy we were to run a 25-Watt bulb off the old golf cart batteries that we salvaged and could actually read without breathing kerosene!
The Real Goods Store has returned to its roots in Mendocino County, proudly housed in the world’s largest straw bale showroom. The amazing 5,000 square foot space is passively cooled and heated, demonstrating the most effective techniques in sustainable design. The store sits at the center of the 12-acre Solar Living Center (SLC), a brilliant green oasis alongside Highway 101 that’s been voted the #1 rest stop in California. To learn more about Real Goods or to see how lush and rewarding a sustainable life can truly be, come visit us as the SLC – there’s lots to do!
Love everything here – thanks for all you do. It’s important for the world.
-CJ Ralph, Arcata, CA
Recent Blog Posts
January 23, 2017 |
Chelsea Davis of popular food and travel website Thrillist writes about her recent trip through Mendocino County,...
January 12, 2017 |
Reviewed by: Garrett McCutcheon, Real Goods Technical Sales Manager Buy it here: Goal Zero Nomad 7 Plus Solar...
January 6, 2017 |
Reviewed by: Garrett McCutcheon, Real Goods Technical Sales Manager Buy it here: Goal Zero Lighthouse 400...
January 6, 2017 |
Reviewed by: Garrett McCutcheon, Real Goods Technical Sales Manager Buy it here: SunJack LightStick...
December 23, 2016 |
Dr. Joseph Mercola has written an extensive article on olive oil purity and fraud – including the Italian...
December 21, 2016 |
By Landa Roon, Real Goods Operations Manager For me, self-reliance is freedom, because it means I have a greater...