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Southern Exposure Solar - Profile & Reviews

With the Nation’s leading solar warranty, independently rated “Excellent” equipment, optimized financing options, and essential aesthetics, all wrapped into a turnkey solution, Southern Exposure Solar’s local team is a partner worth considering.

In our region, only our design and installation team has earned CertainTeed’s Master Installer designation and so only Southern Exposure Solar can provide you CertainTeed’s best-in-class single source warranty coverage. It 100% covers all solar components, installation labor and roof penetrations for 25 years, as well as any potential component maintenance. All guaranteed by the largest North American exteriors company, CertainTeed, that has been in business since 1904. Plus, you can avoid the risk of the shorter, 10 – 12 year workmanship coverage others offer with separate equipment warranties.

The first step at no cost to you is to discover if solar is the smart choice for your home. We use industry-leading Aurora Solar Design software to determine if going solar makes financial sense in light of shading, roof age, utility rates, and other key issues. We will be your partner and in turn you can comfortably make an informed decision.

So give us a call! We’re happy to have a conversation and talk about various options - especially client favorite CertainTeed. Go Green, Save Green, and Ensure Aesthetics as your home deserves with your solar partners at Southern Exposure Solar.

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  • "Great System, Awesome Team"

    Reviewed Mar 30, 2021

    We're a week into using our system from Southern Exposure and are so happy we found this great group of people to work with. Our experience shopping with other providers had not been very good. Grayson turned our entire solar experience upside down. He was patient while we took our time thinking about it, but was responsive with thoughtful answers when we had questions.

    Once we completed a few electronic signatures, Southern Exposure moved ahead quickly and seamlessly for us. They provided an estimated install window, and a few days before set the exact date and time they would be on site to start. Indeed, they rolled up exactly when expected and went right to work.

    The install team just can't be praised enough. There was never any trash or debris in our yard or on the roof. While inside our home they wore proper facial coverings. They gave us options on how and where to run needed conduit piping and it looks great, if you know where to look. Everything is perfectly lined up and all the wiring around the panels is neat and tidy. They really made the whole process look effortless which is a testament to their experience.

    The worst part of the process was waiting 9 days for Dominion Energy to swap the meter so we could energize the system. Like any good public utility, Dominion runs on their own schedule and doesn't tell you what it is. Within a few minutes of receiving the authorization to energize, Southern Exposure turned our system on and we've been pleased every day since.

  • "Southern Exposure Solar - Honest and Ethical"

    "Southern Exposure Solar - Honest and Ethical"

    Reviewed Mar 13, 2021

    I have talked to at least 10 solar companies trying to do my due diligence to make sure I end up with the right company for an investment like this big Many try to use sales incentives and oversell you with panels. They all sound great and appealing until I found Southern Exposure Solar.

    These guys are honest, ethical and super professional. They take pride with the quality of their work and are very meticulous with their planning and construction to make sure everything is perfect and your home is in good hands. They have 25 years warranty through CERTAINTEED which was a confirmation to me on their quality craftsmanship.

    Grayson is there to assist and answer all my questions and probably took more time than usual with me because of my myriad of questions - yet he remained patient and pleasant.

    He did not oversell me with more panels and stuck with the analytics of their program to make sure I get the best bang for the buck.

    Save yourself some time, Southern Exposure is the right people to set you up with solar panels. We are extremely happy with our unit. Thank you guys for being one of the few companies out there that are still trustworthy and customer service centric!

  • "Why the Ross Family came to Trust & Respect Southern Exposure Solar"

    "Why the Ross Family came to Trust & Respect Southern Exposure Solar"

    Reviewed Mar 07, 2021

    I have been curious about installing solar panels on my home since it was built 6 years ago, but it wasn’t until last year that I got motivated to educate myself on the process and make it happen. As I was doing my research I interviewed several companies and researched others on The larger companies I spoke with tried to sell hard on the Solar Federal Tax credit or ITC, asked me to ignore their higher price per watt estimates and often put an exaggerated emphasis on a brand of solar panel, instead of the overall design of the system. What I then found in Southern Exposure Solar was different, if not refreshing. First, it’s a small local company that offers you the opportunity to sit down directly with an owner and who begins the conversation with a desire to build their local reputation rather than making a fast commission. The process was a lot like working with our custom builder for our home, where they walk you through the options of a full system design, each component part, exterior design esthetics and comprehensive warranties, and invite your input to meet your design goals and budget. They use the aurora solar design software which provides them with a satellite image of your roof and the ability to calculate expected production based upon the sun’s patterns on your roof. These guys love “geeking-out” about all things Solar and they want to bring you into its culture without allowing you to feel overwhelmed. In my first few months of production, I’ve been blown away by the quality of the CertainTeed Solstice Solar System they installed. During the recent ice storms here in Central Virginia these panels took a pounding and emerged in perfect working order! They also look really good up on the roof, which had a lot to do with the black IronRidge rail system that Southern Exposure Solar uses and how the panels were placed on the roof. The installation team was professional, thorough and provided a platinum level service that I expected for my custom-built home in Hallsley. Not only do I continue to be satisfied with the amazing productivity of the system in the first quarter of this year, but looking back on the entire process I found that I came to respect and trust this small company. Whether you’re looking to install a big system to fully offset your monthly electrical bill or a smaller system to give back to our environment, Southern Exposure Solar is the right choice!

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With the Solstice Solar System and your local experts at Southern Exposure Solar you receive:

* A tenured installation team led by our internationally recognized NABCEP PVIP.

* Grade A Equipment with the CertainTeed Solstice Solar System.

* Attention to aesthetics, such as all black racking/flashing and clean conduit installation.

* Best in class designs and production analysis with Aurora Solar Design.

* Better Financing Options to enhance your bottom line.

* A Comprehensive 25 Year Warranty Guaranteed by CertainTeed, est. 1904; S.E.S. is the only CertainTeed Master Solar Installer in Virginia which warrants all materials and labor. Other installation firms are only able to offer separate manufacturer warranties and 10-12 year workmanship warranties only backed by their company.

  • Installation
  • Financing
  • Construction
  • Roofing
  • Solar Repair & Maintenance

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Southern Exposure Solar Headquarters

11030 Richardson Rd. Suite B33
Ashland, Virginia
23005 US

Local Offices (1)

  • 11030 Richardson Road Suite B33
    Ashland, Virginia 23005

Workmanship Warranty

When installed by a CertainTeed Solar Master Installer, CertainTeed warrants that the installation for the PV System will be free from workmanship defects in the installation for a period of 25 years from the date of installation.

Southern Exposure Solar is a Master Solar Installer partner of CertainTeed.


CertainTeed Master Solar Installer - Single Source 25 Year Warranty covering parts and labor



NABCEP PVIP, CertainTeed Master Solar Installer, sonnen Batterie Preferred Partner


Class A Contractor (AES)


General Liability and Workers Compensation

States served by Southern Exposure Solar

  • Virginia VA