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
May 28, 2017 |
By Sally Keys For some people, camping is a way to enjoy an affordable vacation and a chance to get to spend some...
April 24, 2017 |
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April 21, 2017 |
The Ukiah Daily Journal spoke to John Schaeffer and Landa Roon about Real Goods’ 2017 Earth Day celebration...
April 11, 2017 |
By Stephanie Lynch When you think about how vegetables or fruits grow, you probably think about a seed, right?...
April 8, 2017 |
By Sally Keys As an off-gridder, protecting the environment is likely to be one of your foremost concerns....
April 2, 2017 |
There’s no better place on Earth to celebrate Earth Day than at the world-famous Solar Living Center, where...