A1A Solar Contracting, Inc

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Updated: 21 September 2023

Installing solar since 2010

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4.65 from 195 Reviews

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Latest good review thumbs up

Glen Stettler | Fernandina Beach, Florida | 09/26/2023

Fixed connection

Jay and Jenny.. Very patient . Fixed everything Thank you

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Michael | Saint Johns, Florida | 06/20/2023

Nearly caused a fire

Thanks to an A1A install of a generator and battery in 2019, and subsequent fix in Jun 2021 after a 60amp junction box shorted out and melted wires and a relay, the company is now saying they did not install the junction box after the box failed again. The junction box was on single line drawing, attached to their permit, and a huge placard on the box itself with A1A name and contact information. After pointing this out to their “Support Specialist,” that has no idea what is going on, I have heard nothing since Friday. A1A’s “support specialist” diagnosed the problem over the phone and now wants $450 for the visit with an additional $200 per hour if the fix goes beyond an hour. The company “fixed” the issue in 2019, but did not fix it correctly or even try to figure out why the wires shorted out and melted a relay. My system has been shutoff since 31 May 2023. If you want Solar that actually works and probably won’t cause your house to catch fire, go with a different company.

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Reply from A1A Solar Contracting, Inc: Mr. Escobar, We spoke on the phone yesterday and offered our services for the repair of your photovoltaic disconnect switch for a fair price. I am glad no other damage to your home resulted other than burned wires in the PV Disconnect switch. Let’s give the readers a little background on this situation: 1. You purchased this home where the PV, battery and generator systems were already installed and working. 2. A1A Solar did NOT install the solar PV array or the PV Disconnect switch where the burned wires are, and we currently are not and never have been the installer of record per the PV inverter equipment manufacturer and we have no access to PV inverter data required to effect proper repairs to the PV system. 3. A1A Solar's only involvement was the installation of the battery system and the generator in 2019 (for the previous homeowner), none of which involved the solar PV disconnect switch, since our method of interconnection is on the JEA meter combo can. The battery was a USED battery system procured by the previous homeowner who hired A1A Solar to install it without any warranty transfer. 4. Your photovoltaic system was installed by American Solar in 2016 as shown in the documentation you provided and quite possibly is already out of warranty with the original installer. We at A1A Solar have no legal obligation to provide you with free service work for a system we neither sold nor installed. 5. You disclosed that you have had other solar contractor(s) out to your property since owning it, but either they are not able or are not willing to correct the burned wire issue. Since you didn’t get what you wanted (a free service call), I believe you are treating A1A Solar unfairly, by leaving a bad review and mentioning to me potentially pursuing legal action. We are more than happy to fix this issue in good faith, but not for free. Let me also reiterate what we mentioned during our conversation - your battery system charges from the solar and the extended zero state of charge of your batteries could cause those batteries irreparable damage with no warranty protection. J. Peter Wilking, President & Founder

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Bill | Fernandina Beach, Florida | 09/21/2023

battery installation

Nick, carlos and nate were assume. thanks guys

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Melody Hutchison | Ponte Vedra, Florida | 09/21/2023

Jayson from A1A Solar

Jayson my service rep at A1A was fantastic! He was very responsive and willing to dig in to help figure out why I was experiencing panel breakdown issues and get them resolved for me. I highly recommend asking for him next time you have a service repair issue at A1A.

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Karen Hall | Saint Johns, Florida | 08/16/2023

Above and Beyond

I just used A1A Solar again to do electrical work for a hot tub installation. As usual, the process was smooth and professional and Nick, Carlos, Josh and Nate even came on a Saturday to ensure it was complete for my delivery date. I am so grateful to have found this company and highly recommend them.

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LaiFu | Jacksonville, Florida | 08/16/2023

Great Planing and Execution

A1A Solar just finished installing my system about a week ago. Overall, I was delighted with the process and the company. The salesperson came well-prepared, listened, and understood my needs. He did not try to "upsell" but offered a sensible solution in line with what I wanted. The planning process was very thorough. My location and the type/age of the house required some special considerations. A1A was very thorough in planning the system, had the engineer and the installers/electricians inspect the site, and patiently followed all the city permitting requirements with minimum work from my end. The installation went smoothly, and some minor issues were immediately addressed. A1A stuck to its initial quote down to the cent, even though some unique challenges required some redesigns. The system appears to function and perform as promised a week into producing power. A1A was not the cheapest bidder, but by far the most competent, and I am glad I selected them. The original schedule was not quite kept, but this was partly due to city permitting delays.

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Doug Cole | Jacksonville, Florida | 07/29/2023

Solar system repair

My Solar system went out several weeks ago. I hire A1A Solar to come out and fix my system. Throughout the process I had 5 of their installers come out. They were Nick, Carlos, Warren, Josh and Nate. These men were absolutely incredible. They would not stop until they found the issue and solved it. It ended up being an issue from the original installers and the wiring. Many different issues that could have caused our house to burn down if left unfound. The company in a whole has been amazing to deal with. I would recommend this company to anyone. Very knowledgeable and very kind. Answered any questions I had and now I have a much better understanding of my system. Thank you all very much.

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Ruben Guardiola | Fernandina Beach, FL | 07/12/2023

Excellent professional service all around!

A1A Solar is a great local company. They have their own installers, not subbed out. So quality and customer satisfaction is ensured from Pre-sale answering all my questions (Sean Smith), to back office folks with the estimates and financing, the Hybrid Water Heater Installation, the New Electrical Panel Upgrade (Tim), and great communication throughout rest of the process. They beat out a few of the other solar companies by a good margin, and it was not a high-pressure sale either which I liked. Their sales team have been in the business for a while. The best part is their own installation team (Nick, Carlos, Warren, Josh, and Nate). These guys worked hard, were on time, dealt with the rain slowing things down a bit and the heat. All their equipment and vehicles are top notch professional looking, they even have two electric commercial work vans that was neat to see parked in front of my house. The panels are fantastic, and the installation looks so good on the side of the house, especially the Tesla boxes, very sharp. The value of my home went up, and we have the benefit of having a fixed cost for power until my system is paid off, then its FREE! I want to get the battery setup next year for sure for a complete power solution. Gotta have this, especially for the Florida storms and outages.

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Scott | Fernandina Beach, Florida | 07/10/2023

Excellent services

Was contacted about 20 days ago that my system was not producing power by Jayson Indino. He inform me that they would need to repair the system. As of today 7/10/23 they did a firmware update and now my system show that it is producing more power. This is the reason why I partnered with A1A solar, the service after the sale. My sales person Chris Gallentien show me that they have strong partnerships with other companies in the solar industry to install and service my solar system. Excellent work Thank you so much Chris, Jay, and A1A Solar

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Thomas Barnard "Happy Customer" | Jacksonville, Florida | 07/07/2023

Outstanding service

A1A Solar took over for the contractor that installed our system. The previous company went out of business as many of them do. Since then, A1A Solar has helped us maintain and repair issues that we have had with our system (55 panels/2 inverters). They have been responsive and do High quality work. The roof crew did an Amazing job and were very respectful! Jay (technician) did a great job communicating and scheduling our work to be done. I would say A1A Solar is the Best in the business!! Highly recommend

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Schroeder6835 | Jacksonville, Florida | 07/06/2023


Thank you Jay. Replacing 2nd microinverterin about 3 or 4 months. Looking forward to new micro inverter and increased output.

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Mckinney | Jacksonville, Florida | 06/22/2023

Amazing Service

Jay was amazing, he had my system back up and running within 20 minutes. And it was all done over the phone. He was very knowledgeable about the issues I was having. Great Job!!!

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About A1A Solar Contracting, Inc

From design to installation, our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction sets us apart, making us the solar contractor of choice for north Florida homes and southeastern businesses.

A1A Solar Contracting, Inc. provides residential and commercial solar electric (photovoltaic/PV) design and system installations in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia markets. All work is done in-house by company employees (never outsourced). We also provide service and repair to existing solar PV and energy storage systems (battery systems).

A Florida-based, veteran-owned business headquartered in Jacksonville. In addition to being a licensed Florida Solar Contractor and Electrical Contractor, President and founder J. Peter Wilking is very proud to announce that A1A Solar has achieved NABCEP Company Accreditation® as of December 2022. We are one of seven companies nationwide — and one of only three companies in Florida — to receive the NABCEP Company Accreditation®.

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Florida - Jacksonville

10418 New Berlin Road Unit 223, Jacksonville FL, 32226


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10418 New Berlin Rd, Jacksonville Florida, 32226


Better Business Bureau Solar Energy Industries Association Solar Power World

NABCEP certifications

NABCEP Certified PV Technical Sales
Pietro Ignacio
NABCEP Accredited PV Installation Company
NABCEP accredited PV installation company


State Licenses: CGC1513100, EC13001175, CVC56771, CFC037182

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10418 New Berlin Road Unit 223, Jacksonville FL, 32226