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Rise & Shine Solar

About US

Rise & Shine Solar is an installer of high quality, advanced US-Made solar modules and systems. R&S offers affordable solar systems for residential and commercial applications. We work directly with the module manufacturer to offer the highest value and most advanced solar panels to our customers.

Based in Silicon Valley, we trace our roots in technology — the founders are industry professionals with over 25 years leading companies in photovoltaic and semiconductor manufacturing. Our unique background includes running an advanced solar cell and module manufacturing facility, leading engineering teams on advanced photovoltaic product development, sales/marketing of module products, and market analysis on Wall Street. As such, R&S will provide a complete solution from engineering and design to financing packages tailored to fit your needs.



Our Leadership

Chi Tran, CEO and Co-Founder.  

Chi is the CEO of Rise & Shine Solar since 2013 and he leads our company’s operations and engineering. With over 15 years of experience as an electrician, eight of which as a Master Electrician, he has comprehensive knowledge of code design principles, the fundamentals of construction management, and running installation crews. Chi also owns NT Electric, a Bay Area electrician contracting firm.


Joe Feng, CFO

Joe is primarily responsible for the finance and business operations at Rise & Shine. His background includes engineering, marketing, and finance, with over 20 years technology experience and 10 years exposure to the solar industry. Prior to Rise & Shine, Joe served at Sunpreme Solar, Jusung Engineering, JP Morgan, Applied Materials, and Chevron. He has an MBA and BS Materials Science/Chemical Engineering degrees from UC Berkeley.




Tim Muller, Sales

Tim’s role with Rise and Shine is business development and marketing. Owned and operated successful Restaurant business Lou’s Village for 31 years. Past President of the West San Carlos Business Associations and Member of the Board of Fellows Santa Clara University. Current Member of the Downtown San Jose Rotary Club. Tim has a M.B.A. Finance Santa Clara University and a B.S Business Management San Jose State University.  (408)-497-0420,


John Cimino, Sales

Johns brings 34 years’ experience working in Public Sector Educational Facilities / New Construction / Modernization and Maintenance. John managed over 1 Billion Dollars in Public Sector (Education) facilities new construction and modernization. This included oversight of 5 megawatts of solar installations at over 30 sites. John is a licensed general building contractor B Classification in the state of California. (408)-724-0461,


About Our Technology

Solar Panel

Rise & Shine offers multiple brands of solar panels. LG & Panasonic are upgrade options and Qcell, Silfab panels for standard options. All are aesthetically pleasing all-black modules to blend into your roof. The advanced PERC technology inside each photovoltaic cell increases electricity generation over conventional devices, there by packing in higher energy density on your installation.


Our choice of premium inverter and optimizer combines sophisticated digital control technology with efficient power conversion architecture to achieve superior solar power harvesting and best-in-class reliability.

A proprietary data monitoring receiver has been integrated into the single phase inverter and aggregates the power optimizer performance data from each PV module. This data can be transmitted to the web and accessed via the SolarEdge monitoring platform for performance analysis, fault detection and troubleshooting of PV systems.

Rise & Shine Solar

1223 Bordeaux Dr. Sunnyvale CA, 94089

Tel: 408.752.2593

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