A1A Solar Contracting, Inc

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Updated: 16 January 2024

Installing solar since 2010

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Since 2013

4.69 from 203 Reviews

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Frank | Jacksonville, Florida | 02/21/2024

Solar system warranty

Jay was outstanding contacting me about my Tesla power wall that was having an issue that he discovered by monitoring my system. He took care of all the warranty information required to have my Tesla power wall replaced. Nick arrived at my house and was extremely professional discussing what he would be doing with the equipment that needed warranty work completed. Before I even realized it Nick had replaced my Tesla power wall and had my system back up and running. Outstanding service from both Jay and Nick representing A1A solar. I will always recommend them for installation of a new system or warranty repairs.

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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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dtw Research, Inc. | Fernandina Beach, Florida | 01/16/2024

Excellent Project Management with Fantastic Communication

A1A Solar was instrumental in getting us to our goal of having solar power generation. This was an easy project for me, as the client, since A1A Solar handled everything from planning and permitting to installation. My to-do list was not increased due to this project, and the solar panels were installed quickly and easily.

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Deb C | Fernandina Beach, Florida | 01/05/2024

Jay was very helpful to me with my A1A solar system monitoring issues

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Fernandina Dan | Fernandina Beach, Florida | 12/14/2023

New to Fernandina Beach and looking for long term savings.

We moved into the Fernandina Beach area in July 2022. We were in communication with several solar installers. After contacting A1A we met with Sean Smith (Senior Solar Consultant). Sean walked us thru the process, explaining in detail the advantages of going Solar. His confidence, friendliness, and overall expertise on the subject convinced both my wife and I to go with A1A. The installation went as planned, with a minor issue discovered at the final walk thru however Sean made sure it was followed up on making this a happy ending review! I recommend this company for anyone looking to have Solar energy panels installed.

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Mark Peterson | Jacksonville, Florida | 12/06/2023

Very Happy

I have had my system installed now for about 1 and a half years. No issues with the system and we have had power outages and I never knew. Sean was very helpful in getting the system I wanted. I have a neighbor that installed a solar system with another company and he has had nothing but problems.

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Craig Johnson | Neptune Beach, Florida | 12/05/2023

Wholly recommend A1A Solar! Sean Smith as sales rep top notch…….A1A installed system on house to achieve energy independence. Contemplating solar??..then call Sean Smith & A1A Solar!

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TonyP | Fernandina Beach, Florida | 11/11/2023

Superb Installation and Customer Service

If anyone out there is considering getting Solar for their home, don’t hesitate and give A1A Solar Contracting a call now! I would give A1A Solar Contracting 10 stars if I could but the system limited me to only 5. I had an excellent experience with having A1A Solar Contracting install my Tesla solar system on my house. It all started with Chris G. coming by the house; he was very professional and was not a pushy salesman. He provided a very informative presentational of my proposed solar system, the benefits, with sound recommendations based on my needs and goals for renewable energy. He took the time to answer all my questions thoroughly and stayed in contact with me throughout the entire process. Ellen C., Angie R., Virginia J., John C., and Cliff L. did an excellent job of designing my Tesla Solar system. Use of the Bodhi App made it so easy to keep track of the entire process and progress of my project. It also served as a one-stop shop to communicate with everyone as well. They took care of all the essential behind-the-scenes paperwork with the engineering, drawings, county permits and net metering documentation with FPL. Once the work started, A1A Solar sent out a team of expert technicians. Nick, Carlos, Warren, Nate, and Josh came out and did a beautiful job of installing my 65 panels, 6 Tesla Powerwalls (4 Powerwall + and 2 Powerwall II) and 2 Gateway 2’s. The installation of all the equipment was clean and very impressive. They connected my system to my Tesla App without any issue. Nick, Carlos, Warren, Nate, and Josh worked fast and efficient; I definitely appreciated the fact that they took the time to explain everything that they were doing with daily onsite updates. With the complexity of my system, it took multiple trips to get everything set to perfection. The technicians did a thorough job of ensuring that everything was configured and operating at peak performance. Thanks John, Nick and Carlos for coming out that last day for everything that you did, it was great having you out here. Pete, I wanted to thank you for coming out and taking the time to introduce yourself. I can see the pride that you have in your team and your company. I truly appreciate everything your team has done and we are 110% satisfied with everything. Like I mentioned before, the installation is impressive and worth every penny. I’ve already spoken to a lot of my neighbors and gave them your business cards; if they are smart, they’ll call you soon. Thanks again, Tony P.

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Dorothy Ho | Yulee, Florida | 10/02/2023

Inverter install

I worked with both Jay and rose and they were both very professional.

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

Fixed connection

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

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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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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


- Jacksonville

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