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SolShine Energy Alternatives, LLC

SolShine Energy is a local, VA licensed, board-certified and insured electrical and solar contracting company. We adhere to the National Electric Code and strive for excellent workmanship.

SolShine Energy is an REC Certified Installer. Installations of REC modules performed by SolShine carry the 25-year ProTrust warranty, which is the maximum available warranty terms.
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About SolShine Energy Alternatives, LLC

SolShine Energy Alternatives is a full-service provider of electrical and solar electric contracting services for homes and businesses in the Roanoke and New River Valley region of Virginia. We offer electric vehicle charger installation as well.
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Reasons Why You Should Work With Us
  1. We're local

  2. We have been in business since 2010

  3. We are board certified, licensed, and insured

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Services Offered

  • Installation
  • Electrical Contracting
  • Solar Repair & Maintenance
DYLAN GRAVELY, Business Manager
RICK BROWN, Owner, Master Electrician & Electrical Engineer
GUS ZIMMERMAN, Project Manager
LEWIS NEWMAN, Solar Installation Technician
DEVIN JONES, Solar Installation Technician
CHUCK THOMAS, Solar Installation Technician
Ava Byrne, System Design Engineer

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Workmanship Warranty

10 Years


NABCEP: 110112-21
VA Master Electrician: 2710062762
VA Class A Contractor: 2705147660


TAPCO General Contractor Liability


NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional
REC Certifed Solar Professional

Industry Certifications

  • The American Solar Energy Society
  • North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners

Manufacturer Certifications

  • Certified Solar Professional

What Customers Are Saying

26 reviews
Average Rating 26 review(s)
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The Best!!

Extremely knowledgeable, responsive and excellent service!! Walked me through the entire process and always available to offer guidance and answer questions. I started my exploration into solar by interviewing and comparing several companies, including cost, experience, knowledge. I stopped looking and comparing after I found SolShine!

Posted by jas on May 08, 2024
Great Result. Works as we hoped.

We built a "solar shed", like an open car port, adjacent to our home and installed 24 solar panels on the roof and 24 backup batteries underneath. (We are in construction.) SolShine installed the inverter and electrical hookups which we were not qualified to do. The system went fully operational in April 2024. With the energy we fed back to the AEP grid, our electric bill dropped from $450 in March to $26 in April. SolShine is the only trustworthy Company we found in the Roanoke, Va area that knows what they are doing in the area of solar. A lot of companies have sprung up advertising solar for homeowners, but the systems don't have any real solar capacity. Beware cons looking for a quick buck, and do your research.

Posted by gcaymanwent on May 04, 2024
Excellent work and super pleasant to work with

To begin with, Solshine really impressed me when they brought their entire installation team to meet with me when they started the project. I talked with everyone who worked at my home. It didn't seem so important at the times, but it has made me really comfortable with them. They were all professional, knowledgeable, and really pleasant. Also, the owner came to meet with me originally to get the details for a proposal, also impressing me; he wasn't *just* a salesman. He is a engineer with lots of experience! They system was priced about $1000 cheaper than any other other quote I got, and it included 2 more panels than other proposals. Finally Solsine's installation included a newer inverter technology than the other proposals. Solsine's work was excellent; their product is superior; their price was better and consisted of more panels for a lower price. I cannot say enough good about their work.

Posted by ktodds1 on Apr 30, 2024
Great Customer Service!

We loved working with Solshine. Their communication, planning, and customer service was top notch. They made sure that our solar PV system met our needs and helped facilitate the process with AEP and a third party SREC company. We are getting ready to also add an EV charger system, working with Solshine.

Posted by maureen on Apr 24, 2024
Great Experience with SolShine

I received a valid analysis of my costs and possible returns so that I could understand my "investment" and make an appropriate purchase decision. I also liked the fact that the panels were not coming from China. They were truthful in their scheduling when the work was to be done but my wait was longer than I wanted. Installation was clean and completed in two days. Their product includes an app whereby I can follow my energy usage and allows me to check the status of my panels. Checking the status, I discovered an inoperable panel which turned out to be a connection issue. SolShine fixed it the next day. They also follow up with an annual system checkup. Personnel are friendly and knowledgeable.

Posted by drwitt on Apr 24, 2024
Solshine Energy has been wonderful!

My wife and I are so pleased that we chose to have Solshine energy install the solar panels on our home roof here in Roanoke city. Rick Brown and his excellent crew from SolShine Energy have been incredibly responsive, efficient, and professional. They have exceeded our expectations in every way, and I was so pleased that I also recommended them to our neighbors, who also installed panels on their home and have been pleased as well. They have my highest recommendation, and it is great to have a local company available — close to home.

Posted by dswiley7 on Apr 24, 2024



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