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Blue Ridge Sun Solar - Profile & Reviews

Located near the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Blue Ridge Sun is a Class A licensed and insured contractor for alternative energy. Founded in 2008, Blue Ridge Sun specializes in the design and installation of grid-tie, off-grid, and grid-tie with battery back-up solar (photovoltaic) systems. The owner, Walter Benda, is one of the few installers in western Virginia who is a NABCEP certified PV Installation Professional.

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  • "Happy Results"

    Reviewed Mar 01, 2020

    After having my system for two year I am very satisfied with the results.I have not had any problems at all. The results have been better than I had hoped for.With the credit that i still have on my electric bill,it means that I have spent less than TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS. in the last two years for electricity.That covers the taxes other charges.Dealing with Blue Ridge Sun both enjoyable and pleasant.

  • "Highly recommend"

    Reviewed Mar 01, 2020

    I contracted Blue RIdge Sun to install a grid-tie with battery back-up solar system for me in late 2019. Based on their recommendations, I selected a system using the OutBack 8000 watt Radian inverter and OutBack batteries. 24 modules were ground mounted on the hill in front of my home. Because I already had another solar system installed about 10 years ago, the service panel inside my house did not have enough capacity to handle the solar power from the new solar system. Blue Ridge Sun installed an additional service panel outside by the meter to accommodate the new solar system. Both solar systems are working great and my utility bills have really gone down. There is no one else in my area with the experience and knowledge to do this kind of work. They did an outstanding job in every respect, at an honest price, and I highly recommend them for any kind of solar project.

  • "Blue Ridge Solar Sun"

    Reviewed Jul 02, 2019

    We have had our solar system from Blue Ridge Solar Sun for 5 years and cannot be any happier with it. Mr. Benda did a fabulous job and in a timely manner so we could enjoy the benefits of having the solar system in our home. It is very easy to maintain and we can boast our lowest electric bill was only 14 cents! We are not totally off the grid but close to it. How awesome is that?!!! I highly recommend Blue Ridge Solar Sun to anyone who wants to take advantage of the sun's power and keep your pockets fuller!

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Blue Ridge Sun Solar Headquarters

P.O. Box 583
Max Meadows, VA
24360 United States

Workmanship Warranty

1 year on labor


Wytheville Farmers Market


NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional (Cert. #101913-002747)


Class A License #2705141244, Alternative Energy Systems


$2,000,000 commercial general liability insurance

States served by Blue Ridge Sun Solar

  • North Carolina NC ,
  • South Carolina SC ,
  • Virginia VA ,
  • West Virginia WV