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Southern Exposure Solar - Profile & Reviews

Are you seeking - quality solar equipment, the nation’s most dependable solar warranty, all in a turnkey solution? Look no further than your local pros at Southern Exposure Solar.

Our team of highly qualified installers have well over 1,000 installations combined and welcome the opportunity to serve you. Our goal is to work as partners through the solar research phase and discover if solar is the right choice. Not every home will be a fit and you can depend on us to be your trusted partner as we’re also known for being up front when solar just isn’t right for a home.

We can offer a variety of solar panels yet, to deliver clients peace of mind, we recommend CertainTeed. As we are a certified Master Solar Installer, CertainTeed has agreed to extend our clients a 25 year warranty that covers your solar project and the installation labor for 25 years. Furthermore, CertainTeed has operated as a leading North American manufacturer since 1904, so when it comes to guaranteeing that your investment works as promised for the system's life, there is no better backing than that of CertainTeed.

We’re always happy to have a conversation and “nerd” out on the details of solar, as we’re self-proclaimed solar nerds. Go Green, Save Money, and Ensure Aesthetics with your trusted solar professionals at Southern Exposure Solar.

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  • "These guys are the absolute best."

    Reviewed Dec 31, 2020
    "These guys are the absolute best."

    Reviewed Dec 31, 2020

    From start to finish, Southern Exposure Solar exceeded my expectations.  First, they were the only solar company willing to show up on-site for a consultation and take actual physical measurements.  Competitors only wanted to guess via inaccurate/outdated satellite data.  Second, the biggest differentiator is the Certainteed backed 25-year warranty cover parts/labor, everything with the install.  This is especially nice considering Certainteed also provided my roofing materials.  This is only available through Southern Exposure Solar.  When I had questions, ideas, concerns, etc., to ensure I was getting maximum value out of the project, they were always courteous and willing to ensure they did right by me first and foremost.  For example, when I needed to move two plumbing vents, they had an up to code solution, which didn't sacrifice solar production, and ensure the end result looked amazing.  Additionally, many companies give little leeway to customers for routing conduit from the roof.  However, Southern Exposure Solar ensured my end result preserved the architectural beauty of my home, despite the challenge it presented them.  Financing was smooth and easy, their customer care was top notch.  Finally, they showed up, finished the job on time, and ensured 100% of my requirements were satisfied.  I couldn't ask for anything more and wholeheartedly recommend them.

  • "Great Men doing Great Work"

    Reviewed Nov 14, 2020

    I do not normally leave reviews but feel it important to leave one for Grayson, Fred and their team. They are first class from cradle to grave. I signed a contract with these guys and they came back to me and showed me a way to save thousands, voided the original contract and resigned the new one. Moralistic Integrity at its finest. They will take care of you.

  • "Southern Exposure Solar install"

    Reviewed Aug 17, 2020
    "Southern Exposure Solar install"

    Reviewed Aug 17, 2020

    Of all the solar companies I reached out to, Southern Exposure Solar were the only company that actually requested and showed up to my House to explain and go over the system with me. Grayson Goodstein and Dylan Kowal were very professional and knowledgeable. The warranty on their system was the best I was able to find, 25 years on everything!!. Fred Walker and his team were outstanding, I am glad I went with their recommendations for the conduit run . They definitely did not choose the easy route for the conduit run, which looks better than any other solar insulation I have seen. Got my system installed in 2 days and inspected by the city on day 3. Will recommend Southern Exposure Solar to anyone looking at installing solar, ask about their warranty.

  • "Highly Recommended Knowledgable and Local!"

    Reviewed Jul 30, 2020
    Updated Jul 30, 2020
    "Highly Recommended Knowledgable and Local!"

    Reviewed Jul 30, 2020
    Updated Jul 30, 2020

    We had a wonderful experience from start to finish with Southern Exposure Solar. We received several quotes from other installers, but Southern Exposure Solar stood above the rest in their willingness to spend hours with me answering every question and teaching me about the entire picture. From the quality difference in panels to the nuances of warranty contracts and having the Certainteed Warranty to back us up over the coming decades. It felt like we were a team with a common goal.

    As a Financial Advisor, I can say they were willing to go above and beyond, getting into the weeds with me on the ROI spreadsheets and different breakeven points I calculated depending on what assumptions and variables I wanted to add. Overall, my system should produce a guarantee’d simple ROI of around 7% with no market risk, that’s a Great Investment!

  • "Excellent service all around"

    Reviewed Jun 16, 2020
    "Excellent service all around"

    Reviewed Jun 16, 2020

    Southern Exposure Solar may be a new business but it is fully run by seasoned experts in the industry who truly know the importance of exceptional customer service, value and professionalism. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a high-quality installation of solar and/or energy storage.

  • "Committed, honest, fair, genuine. Southern Exposure Solar"

    Reviewed Apr 23, 2020
    "Committed, honest, fair, genuine. Southern Exposure Solar"

    Reviewed Apr 23, 2020

    Subject matter expert Grayson Goodstein of Southern Exposure Solar embodies integrity and represents the definition of a professional in the solar industry. Attention to detail in project development and projections are evident two years later from my conception to go solar and Grayson's prompt delivery of our PV system.

    If considering solar, you would be doing yourself an injustice by not contacting Grayson. If you appreciate open communication and delivery of a customized solar system contact Grayson Goodstein of Southern Exposure Solar.

    I was a customer of Grayson. Secondary to a long term investment, he was the soul reason I purchased solar. He built and designed my solar system with great attention to detail focusing on my energy consumption. No up sale or presentation of a larger unnecessary system. Do your research and compare if you like...Grayson is your guy!

  • "Best in Virginia!"

    Reviewed Apr 15, 2020
    "Best in Virginia!"

    Reviewed Apr 15, 2020

    Southern Exposure Solar is a Master Solar Installation partner of CertainTeed. Their inclusion in our elite program was earned through their installation expertise that meets CertainTeed’s strict criteria for leading industry practices. Their president Fred Walker, a qualified NABCEP installer, is present and active on all installations giving CertainTeed the confidence to select his firm among the few in America for our Master Solar Installer designation.

    Though this program, Southern Exposure Solar is able to offer the nation’s most comprehensive 25-year warranty covering all major system components - Solar Panels, Micro-inverters, Racking, Flashing - plus installation workmanship, all fully backed by CertainTeed, a quality building materials manufacturer since 1904. If quality and the finest peace of mind are what you seek in going solar, Southern Exposure Solar is your choice team of experts. We selected their team for good reason, and are confident that you should consider them too.

    -Zachary Easoz , CertainTeed

  • "Outstanding!"

    Reviewed Apr 14, 2020

    These guys really know what they are doing. They were on-time, courteous and professional during every phase of the process. Additionally, they kept me informed of everything that was happening along the way as well as what to expect next. The end result was just as promised and the finished product looks great and works perfectly.
    I interviewed numerous solar companies and I am confident that I chose the right one.
    Additionally, I am confident that should there ever be an issue, they will make it right. They are really good guys and the CertainTeed back-up gives me real peace of mind.

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With the 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

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR WARRANTY HERE - https://www.certainteed.com/resources/SolsticeBroch.pdf


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