Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): June 17, 2019





(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)




Colorado 001-34044 26-1851813

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation) 

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer

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110 16th Street, Suite 300, Denver, CO 80202

(Address of Principal Executive Offices, Including Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (303) 222-8300


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(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)




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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934: None






Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.


Real Goods Solar, Inc. (the “Company”) has posted the attached business update related to the Company’s business to the investor relations section of its website on June 17, 2019. A copy of the business update is attached to this Form 8-K as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.


The information under this Item 7.01 and the business update attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 is being furnished by the Company pursuant to Item 7.01. In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information contained under this Item 7.01 and the business update attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 shall not be deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liability of that section. In addition, this information shall not be deemed incorporated by reference into any of the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in any such filing.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits


No.   Description
99.1   Business update, dated June 17, 2019







Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


  By: /s/ Alan Fine  
    Alan Fine  
    Chief Financial Officer  


Date: June 17, 2019





Exhibit 99.1


Business Update for 30-Day Period Since Last Conference Call





Reported on May 15th

(Last Conference Call)


Reported on June 15th

(Today’s Conference Call)

Number of participants   288    310 
Number of states   48    48 
Backlog at date of conference call  $172,630   $5,069,144*
Sales Pipeline at date of conference call   6,576,507    7,173,558 


Last 30 Days



Last 30 Days

Purchase orders  $215,112   $4,966,010*
Revenue   42,482    69,496 

*Includes a single customer of $4.3M


Company Break-Even Analysis:

   Per Quarter   Per Month 
POWERHOUSE™ revenue  $7,125,000   $2,375,000 
Number of orders per roofer currently in network to break-even   ~1    ~1/3 

The break-even analysis assumes no contribution from Small Commercial and Sunetric Divisions towards recovery of overhead expenses. Number of orders per roofer is estimated based on the current average order (a 7.2kW system at $21,800 full kit price including inverter, monitoring and rapid shut down equipment, plus shipping and handling fees).


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Achieving Break-Even Results:











EPC Solar


Quoting activity for the 30-day period ended June 15th                         
Number of Network Participants quoting   9    2    13    13    37 
Number of roofs quoted   167    152    25    19    363 
Average price per quote  $17,580   $28,660   $23,207   $21,685   $22,822 
Network Participation rate:                         
Number of Participants in Network   51    8    164    87    310 
Quoting during 30-day period:   ended June 15th   18%   25%   8%   15%     
                                                     ended May 15th   20%   25%   13%   10%     
To-date % of Network quoting:  at June 15th                       33%
                                                          at May 15th                       26%
Sales Pipeline                         
Sales pipeline at June 15, 2019  $4,093,894   $209,598   $1,289,615   $1,580,452   $7,173,558 
Backlog at June 15, 2019   666,264    4,275,470    127,330    80    5,069,144 
Potential revenue upon product shipment  $4,760,158   $4,485,068   $1,416,945   $1,580,531   $12,242,702 
Hypothetical monthly revenue at equilibrium  $1,586,719   $1,495,023   $472,315   $526,884   $4,080,901 
Estimated break-even monthly revenue                      $2,375,000 
Potential percentage achieved after equilibrium                       172%


Sunetric Division:


Period 30 Days before

Last Conference Call



Last 30 Days

Sales added to Backlog  $386,007   $425,563 
Installation revenue   53,131    472,942 
Backlog of signed contracts at date of conference call   1,970,659   $1,895,861 


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Small Commercial Division:


Period 30 Days before

Last Conference Call



Last 30 Days

Sales added to Backlog  $1,068,300   $211,086 
Installation revenue   35,839    284,031 
Backlog of signed contracts at date of conference call   8,844,085    8,793,666 


Run-off of Mainland Residential Division:


Period 30 Days before

Last Conference Call



Last 30 Days

Installation revenue  $220,956   $394,881 
Backlog of signed contracts at date of conference call   6,633,126    5,152,787 




POWERHOUSE™ network – Participants actively offering or being trained to offer POWERHOUSE™:


Local roofers – Local roofers typically buy full kits, which include the solar shingles, inverters, rapid shut down and monitoring equipment.


EPC solar installers – EPC solar installers typically only buy the solar shingles.


Custom homebuilders - Homebuilders constructing under 50 new homes a year.


Large homebuilders - Homebuilders constructing over 50 new homes a year.


Network participation rate - The percentage of Network Participants requesting and receiving a quote for a POWERHOUSE™ solar shingles from the company.


POWERHOUSE™ purchase orders – RGS receives a signed purchase order for POWERHOUSE™ kits.


POWERHOUSE™ revenue – Upon receipt of deposit or full payment, revenue is recognized when the POWERHOUSE™ kit is shipped to the Network Participant.


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POWERHOUSE™ sales pipeline – Estimated purchase orders from: (i) local roofers and solar installers that have designed a solar system for a homeowner and received a quote from the Company and (ii) homebuilders that have planned their community for solar systems and received a preliminary quote from the Company. The Company’s methodology for determining sales pipeline may not be comparable to methodologies used by other companies in determining their sales pipeline amounts. Sales pipeline may not be indicative of future operating results, and projects in RGS Energy’s sales pipeline may not result in an executed contract.


Potential revenue upon product shipment – The company expects the average sales cycle time from a Network Participant receiving a quote until the date of product shipment and revenue recognition to be less than 90 days. The company expects product shipments from Backlog, and revenue recognition, to occur within 30 days from receipt of purchase orders.


At equilibrium - A date in the future where commercialization of POWERHOUSE™ has progressed beyond the start-up phase evidenced by a recurring amount of sales pipeline leading to the receipt and product fulfillment of purchase orders resulting in recurring revenue for the amount of estimated monthly break-even revenue. At equilibrium, manufacturing of the product meets the demand generated by the sales pipeline.


Backlog - Represents the dollar amount of revenue that may be recognized in the future from signed contracts for solar energy systems projects without taking into account possible future cancellations. Backlog is not a measure defined by generally accepted accounting principles and is not a measure of contract profitability. The backlog amounts we disclose are net of cancellations received and include anticipated revenues associated with (i) the original contract amounts, and (ii) change orders for which we have received written confirmations from customers. Backlog may not be indicative of future operating results, and projects in our backlog may be cancelled, modified or otherwise altered by customers.


Forward Looking Statements


This presentation contains forward-looking that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding 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 RGS Energy’s 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 “potential,” “hypothetical,” “estimated,” “will,” “expected,” “future “and similar expressions as they relate to us 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.


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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 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; RGS Energy’s ability to realize revenue from sales pipeline for POWERHOUSE™; RGS Energy’s ability to increase the rate of participation within its network; RGS Energy’s ability to obtain future purchase orders for POWERHOUSE™ deliveries; whether RGS Energy will realize increased market penetration from its brand and network supporting activities; competition in the built-in photovoltaic solar system business; RGS Energy’s ability to successfully implement its revenue growth strategy, achieve its target level of sales, generate cash flow from operations, and achieve break-even and better results; and the adequacy of, and access to, capital necessary to implement its revenue growth strategy; and other risks and uncertainties included in the RGS Energy’s filings with the SEC


You should read the section entitled “Risk Factors” in our 2018 Annual Report on Form 10-K and in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2019, of which has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which identify certain of these and additional risks and uncertainties. Any forward-looking statements made by us in this presentation speak only as of the date of this presentation. 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, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as may be required by law.


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


RGS Energy is the Company’s registered trade name. The Company files periodic and other reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission under its official name “Real Goods Solar, Inc.”


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