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Southern Exposure Solar

We are the Richmond, Virginia locals that would love to give you a free quote. All installers are local employees, mostly comprised of crew leads from their former companies – so you can expect to receive top notch expertise.

When you work with our team, receive a single source 25-year parts and labor guarantee from century-old manufacturer CertainTeed, which persists even if our independent firm retires decades from now - workmanship & service included!

Gain aesthetics at a fair price. Example: Black IronRidge flashing with stronger XR100 rails, black CertainTeed solar panels, Enphase micro-inverters, wiring that follows the existing lines of your home, and more!

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 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 Paramount Aesthetics as your home deserves with Southern Exposure Solar as your turnkey partner.
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* Our expertise provides the CertainTeed Master Solar Installer Solstice Gold Warranty - single source, Parts/Labor, 25 years.

* Local and Independent.

* All installation professionals are employees; no Subcontractors.

* Gain your Comprehensive 25 Year Warranty, fully guaranteed by CertainTeed, est. 1904. Through a single source which cover system parts, labor, and possible service. Other options may be considered status quo.

* If solar isn't a fit, we'll be the first to share why.

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  2. Locally Owned & Operated

  3. Superior Warranty Protection

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Services Offered

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

Our local team provides a full turn key solar package to include design, consultation, all needed pre-construction approvals, a tenured installation team of employees as we do not hire sub contractors, and our 25 year parts/service warranty is backed by leading North American manufacturer CertainTeed, est. 1904. Custom quotes are free and we welcome your call today!

Workmanship Warranty

Single Source Parts and Labor - 25 years, fully backed by North American manufacturer CertainTeed, est. 1904. With S.E.S. retain the country’s premier 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,” (CertainTeed).

Southern Exposure Solar is a CertainTeed credentialed Master Solar Installer.


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

Industry Certifications

  • North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners

Manufacturer Certifications

  • Certified Atmos installer
  • Certified Partner
  • Master Installer

What Customers Are Saying

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Very Personal Experience

We had a great experience working with Grayson at Southern Exposure. He came out and did a personal site inspection and review, walked us through the design process and considerations. We decided to go with a larger-brand competitor but ended up being disappointed with the lack of attention during their process. When we contacted Grayson again, he was supportive, helpful at assessing new regulations going into effect and offering to honor his original system quote. The Southern Exposure build team was fantastic, efficient, and friendly. Cannot recommend this group enough.

Posted by rich on May 04, 2023
Great solar install

Very happy with my solar installation through Southern Exposure Solar. The team was very easy to work with, efficient and handled all aspects of permitting.

Posted by estephane on Apr 25, 2023
Best of the Best!

I had a 12.9 KW system installed in August 2021 at my home in Virginia Beach. I have NO regrets at all! Grayson, Britney and the whole crew were nothing short of the best of the best. You will read and hear about all these horror stories from Wavy 10 on your Side and other outlets about these solar contractors ripping people off. You will definitely NOT get that with Southern Exposure Solar. Grayson will tell you everything upfront with no sugar coat and will price the entire system fairly with the end product as solid as it can be. I even got one of my neighbors to have his solar installed with Southern Exposure Solar and he is just as happy as I am.

Posted by airmanwannab on Apr 18, 2023
High Quality service from Southern Exposure

We dealt with several companies before selecting Southern Exposure. We were limited by our HOA to installing solar panels on our back roof (western facing with numerous trees). Several companies told us they could deliver 100% of our energy needs. A little research told us this was an obvious lie, as we wouldn't get enough sunlight most of the year. However, we were pleased to deal with Grayson Goodstein of Southern Exposure. He assessed our situation and said we would likely get 66 to 70 percent of energy costs covered. With current prices it would take us maybe 16 to 17 years to recover our costs. Grayson said his recommendation was NOT to get a system, if were thinking of it purely financially. We thanked him for his honesty, but decided to get the panels anyway. We expect energy prices to rise and hope to be in the home for 20 years or more. Installation went very smoothly. Our own electrician came by and was impressed by Southern's work. He said most installs he'd seen from other companies were shoddy and unprofessional. In the six months since installation we have had zero problems with any of the equipment, which our research showed was made of high quality components. Everything functions as it should. Grayson also helped us with all the necessary paperwork to get up and running. To sum up: an excellent experience. Southern Exposure delivers what they promise.

Posted by cressgar1 on Apr 18, 2023
Great Choice

From beginning to end, our experiences with Southern Exposure Solar were wonderful. On the first call Grayson explained the proposal, options, and timeline. On the site visit he confirmed measurements, even crawling through our very hot attic to verify the soundness of our roof structure. The installation crew was a delight – always friendly, on-time, kept us informed about progress; now we have a lovely productive solar array. The Southern Exposure Solar team met every commitment, answered every question, and took care of the entire process. Now we REALLY enjoy watching daily production numbers.

Posted by lafrye on Apr 13, 2023
Southern Exposure Exceeded Expectations

After an extensive review of solar energy system providers, we selected Southern Exposure to install our system. Grayson meticulously walked us through the technical details and options for financing that best suited our needs. Southern Exposure being backed by Certainteed as a certified vendor and installer was an important factor in our selection process, but equally important was the advice and attention to detail in Southern Exposure’s installation. They treated our home as if it was their own with an extremely clean installation. The results? Our March electric bill was $7.86! We couldn’t be happier.

Posted by pkrowson01 on Apr 11, 2023
    • Residential
    • Solar PV
    • 13.5 kW
    BBC’s Solar PV



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