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Blue Ridge Sun Solar

Our mission--Harvesting sun energy in the Blue Ridge & beyond
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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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Services Offered

  • Installation
  • Solar Repair & Maintenance

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Workmanship Warranty

1 year on labor


Class A License #2705141244, Alternative Energy Systems


$2,000,000 commercial general liability insurance


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

Industry Certifications

  • Better Business Bureau
  • North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners

What Customers Are Saying

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Happy Results

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.

Posted by jerry.vass on Mar 01, 2020
Highly recommend

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.

Posted by trudebeer on Mar 01, 2020
Blue Ridge Solar Sun

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!

Posted by rdwoodford7 on Jul 02, 2019
Dependable and smart

Walter and Dan have figured out some of the most complex technical problems. They work smart and steady. They care and it shows in their work. A real pleasure to deal with.

Posted by nichotime on Jun 21, 2019
Outstanding service and workmanship

Blue Ridge Sun has completed 3 solar projects for me. The first one was a grid-tie solar system with 18 modules using Enphase microinverters, the second was for 12 modules with an OutBack grid-tie battery back-up system, and the third was for 3 modules to provide off-grid power for a large shed on my property. I have been completely satisfied with each of these projects. Their workmanship and customer service is outstanding. I highly recommend Blue Ridge Sun for any kind of solar system, be it grid-tie, off-grid, or grid-tie with battery backup.

Posted by mdnewsmagazine on Jun 19, 2019



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