Sunriver Solar

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Updated: 24 March 2024

Installing solar since 2008

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4.44 from 27 Reviews

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Mick | Applegate, California | 04/17/2024

Sunriver Did a Great Job

Six months ago, in the fall of 2023 I had a solar energy system installed on my home. The installation company was Sunriver Solar, out of Auburn, CA. From all aspects of design, consultation, estimation, to installation, Sunriver did an excellent job.

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Bianca | Grass Valley, California | 04/04/2023

Not a good experience

Long story short, this company messed up our contract by moving the project up by 3 months, then telling us we couldn't add a battery because it was too 'last minute" even though we told them multiple times through the whole process that's what we wanted. Overall, we ended up having to pay over $800 to not be sued in court??? Because we wanted out of a $70k contract that THEY messed up.

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Reply from Sunriver Solar: Hello, This review is from a client who signed their contract on 10-9-22, without a battery included. On November 28, 2022, we arrived at their home to begin the installation - accommodating their desire to have the project completed prior to 2023 for tax reasons. They refused to let us do the installation and asked us to leave citing their desire for a battery. After multiple attempts to include a battery in a new contract, they sighted the increased price as a barrier and asked to cancel the contract. We agreed to cancel if they simply paid for the costs that we incurred for drawing up the plans and obtaining the building permit. They agreed to do this. We had to repeatedly request that they pay us the agreed upon amount. After two months they finally paid. It was at that time that they began posting bad reviews. As any viewer can see, we simply don't have bad reviews. These people are outliers. All of this could have been solved with more effective two way communication.

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Bill Arnold | Auburn, California | 03/24/2024

Very satisfied!

Installation was completed in one day, and the crew was very professional. The Sunriver team followed up after a few weeks to make sure everything was to our satisfaction. Our bill before was averaging over $350/month, and since installation, it is now between $10-$11 per month and I am accruing credits. We are very happy with our Sunriver solar.

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A B | Lincoln, California | 03/18/2024


Excellent experience from initial consultation/project estimate to finished installation. Good communication throughout. Made referral with confidence and similar results.

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Jorge Aleman | Grass Valley, California | 02/03/2024

Best Solar company!

We cannot say enough positive things about our experience with Sunriver Solar. From the beginning they were very informative with their scope of work to be perform. Our questions about the installation were answered in detail. The installation crew was very knowledgeable, professional, and courteous. Sixteen panels were installed at precise locations on the roof to maximise energy output. When the inspection was completed, the solar power was turned on. Sunriver Solar made the whole experience easy! We would like to thank this family owned and run business for doing such a wonderful job from beginning to end. We highly recommend Sunriver Solar!!

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Phill | Shingle Springs, California | 01/22/2024

Great experience

I cannot remember the last time a company did such a great job of keeping me informed of every step of a process. Getting solar is not a quick decision, and it does take time between getting quotes (I think I got 6), the applications to the electric provider, permits, etc. But they took care of all of it. I am still wondering what I missed. It seemed too easy. And they kept me posted regularly throughout the process. I am rather handy, a builder by trade so I am particular about the equipment or materials I purchase. After extensive research I discovered the the panels and inverters they suggested were top of the line. They installed the type of equipment I would have asked for so the price I paid for the system feels even better. To think that kind of service is available, in this day and age where customer service barely exists, and from the best price of any of the quotes. Hard to believe. I even needed to have my old electric panel replaced which they did for a price my electrician friend said was a good price. My power was off for 1 morning/afternoon to change the electric panel, exactly as they said. I couldn't have made a better choice in solar companies and now that it has been 6 months since the install, the cost of the solar is looking like a great decision overall. Thank you Sunriver Solar.

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Marty Smith | Auburn, California | 01/16/2024


Did everything right! On time…works great! Good employees. Recommended! .

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J. S | Rocklin, California | 01/16/2024

Smart Choice

Very satisfied with decision on purchasing from Sunriver in Auburn CA. I did check on quality of solar panels, all materials used , Installation, warranty, pricing with thorough comparisons with other companies. Excellent company, very pleased with all office employees , sales personnel and installers. No problem recommending Sunriver Solar . John S.

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JLW | Grass Valley, California | 01/13/2024

Very good at what they do

We have had our system up and running for 6 months. We started our solar purchase during the time when everyone interested in solar was trying to get in under the deadline for NEM2. As such, all solar companies were very busy. We got 4 quotes with Sunriver being very competitive. They were informative at quote time and kept us informed throughout the process. No question was too small. Very impressed with the installation crew getting it done in one day on a hot roof during the last week of June. Also, they completely cleaned up after themselves which is appreciated. The system, so far, has met or exceeded our expectations.

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Clark Walker | Grass Valley, California | 11/01/2023

Solid Service - Recommended

Clear and concise contract, transparent communications, and nothing unnecessary. My solar project was installed in a timely manner and as agreed upon. The monitoring app was explained to me in detail after installation and I was introduced to the service department if something were to ever arise. I recommend Sunriver Solar.

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JT | Loomis, California | 03/29/2022

Sun River Solar Exceeded My Expectations

Sun River Solar provided me fantastic service and installation. I am a tough customer. I bid my project out to 7 solar companies, Noah, Calderon, Luke, Will and Tom at Sun River came through and beat all prices and provided the products I wanted. They dealt with my list of project conditions and installed exactly what I wanted, maximizing solar production. I really like the phone app interface where I can see my solar production. I know I made the right choice hiring Sun River Solar.

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Mark S | Grass Valley, California | 03/07/2022

Look No Further!

We recently chose Sunriver Solar to install a solar system at our home in Grass Valley and could not be happier with the service we received. Being an engineer, I just had to conduct a detailed analysis to try to ensure that we were getting the very best that we could for our hard earned money. Along with with a neighbor (also an engineer) we had multiple companies quote for our solar installations and we compared all of the technical specifications, warranties, cost breakdowns and company details (size, # of employees, customer ratings, years in business etc) and in the end, Sunriver solar was the company that scored the overall highest rating. Everyone who we dealt with was wonderful to work with. They arrived when they said they were going to, worked professionally and cooperatively with us as the homeowners. Our system was a ground mount due to our particular situation so it took a few days longer than a roof mounted system would have but, even then, all of the work was completed in about a week and a half. The performance of the system has exceeded our expectations and in March 2022 has already produced a larger daily kWh generation than a similar sized system at our previous home in July last year! If you are looking for a good local solar installer, look no further than these guys, you won't be sorry.

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About Sunriver Solar

Licensed Solar Contractor and Licensed General Contractor with over 30 years of experience. (License # 970886.) Serving the California Gold Country, Wine Country, and East Bay Area. We're family-owned and believe in delivering the best service and solar products for the best price. We've always gone above and beyond for our client's. Just ask them! Sunriver Solar is a full service integrator of photovoltaic systems. In each case we provide a customized analysis including a complete site analysis, system design, permitting, installation and start-up. Financing is available.

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California - Auburn

11891 Industrial Ct, Auburn CA, 95603

California - Woodland Hills

6320 Canoga Avenue Floor 15, Woodland Hills CA, 91367


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11891 Industrial Ct, Auburn CA, 95603