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
February 22, 2017 |
This post was derived from Ashley Tressel’s article for Willits News. Real Goods is working with Michael...
February 13, 2017 |
A critical step in sizing a solar PV system is understanding the electrical load it needs to be able to supply....
February 13, 2017 |
We recently unearthed a small crop of videos we’d made for our old YouTube channel. Real Goods die-hards...
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...