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Sun First Solar

Phone: (415) 458-5870 Fax: (415) 458-5871 136 Mitchell Blvd, San Rafael, CA 94903 View Additional Email Addresses

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This company offers design and installation for solar energy systems.

BBB Accreditation

A BBB Accredited Business since

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Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that affect the rating for Sun First Solar include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size
  • Response to 1 complaint(s) filed against business
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business

Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

1 complaint closed with BBB in last 3 years | 1 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 1
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 0
Total Closed Complaints 1

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on Sun First Solar
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: December 07, 2004 Business started: 02/01/1984 Business started locally: 02/01/1984
Licensing, Bonding or Registration

This business is in an industry that may require professional licensing, bonding or registration. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain any requirements are currently being met.

These agencies may include:

Contractors State License Board
9821 Business Park Dr, Sacramento CA 95827
Phone Number: (800) 321-2752

Type of Entity

Sole Proprietorship

Business Management
Mr. Aran T. Moore, COO Ms. Kim Fink, Manager
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Aran T. Moore, COO
Number of Employees


Business Category

Contractors - General Solar Energy Equipment & Systems Dealers Solar Energy System Design & Installation

Alternate Business Names
Sun First! Sun First! Solar Energy Systems

Additional Locations

  • 136 Mitchell Blvd

    San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 458-5870


BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

BBB Customer Reviews Rating represents the customers opinions of the business. The Customer Review Rating is based on the number of positive, neutral and negative customer reviews posted that are calculated to produce a score.

Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

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BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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Star Rating scale

  Average Score
5 stars 5.00
4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

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Complaint Detail(s)

4/11/2016 Advertising/Sales Issues | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: Solar Panels installed in a different configuration than promised. During our initial consultation on 5/11/2015 and 5/12/2015, Sun First's representative, **** ******, promised that the solar panels would be placed on our roof in only three specific locations and configuration, and would not be visible from the front of the house. On multiple occasions afterwards we emphasized our desire for the panels not to be visible from the front of the house. The number of the arrays changed from three to four months after we signed the agreement on 5/28/2015, and the final plans filed with the city were never sent to us for our approval. On the day the crew arrived to install the panels, 8/3/2015, they discovered they had measured the roof incorrectly and had to change the plans again resulting in what we had specifically discussed as a problem that we wanted to avoid from the very beginning. Even though we were told the panels would be placed the way they were shown on the initial city approved plans, the orientation of three of the four arrays was changed from the original city approved plans causing them to be visible when standing in front of the house. We were charged for assessment and plans that were significantly changed from the ones we had accepted, and were not provided with the configuration that had been promised to us for months prior, due to the Solar First's inability to accurately measure our roof on two separate occasions.

Desired Settlement: It is our position that since the final placement had so little to do with the initial plans and the final placement caused the panels to be visible from the front of the house, the assessment and planning fee should be refunded to us, and $1000 refund for placement that makes the solar panels visible from the front of our house.

Customer Review(s)

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Customer Reviews Summary

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