Review for A1A Solar Contracting, Inc
Lies, Lies and more lies
Office location: Jacksonville, FL 32226
Posted over one year after install...
Summary of my Experience
You will not get a check from JEA or the power company.
The government will not pay you the 30% tax refund credit all in the same year. In fact, it will take me three years to get back the $13,000. So the first year I was surprised with a $10,000 expense when they assured me I would have no "out-of-pocket" expenses.
It will not produce as much energy as they tell you it will. Mine produces about 7,000 KWHs less than what they sold me. Message me and I can send the data.
The Monthly Payment will NOT leave you with a zero energy bill. $65,000 for solar ($10,000 out of pocket), monthly bill is $226, it may cover about half the cost with my new bill being about $150 a month vs. $300 without solar. ...Not to mention the extra expense when I need to replace my roof.
If the Power Company goes out, so do you...no matter how sunny it is, the energy goes directly to the power company and not to your house.
You will have three large, ugly energy boxes installed on the outside of your home with galvanized piping running down to each one,
They replaced a one year old, 80 Gallon water heater with a 45 gallon and said it would work the same...BIG LIE. We now run out of hot water a lot.
The way it was designed and presented to my HOA for approval, is not the way it was installed. In fact, two panels sit behind my chimney and are in the shade much of the time.
They do not monitor your energy production or inform you if you are having issues.
I gave it over one year to write a review to give the owner, Pete the benefit of the doubt. I refused to sign the final agreement but Pete gave me $6,000 and assured me it would produce an average of about 1,600 KHRs per month. The sales guy told me 1,900 and reality is it produces a monthly average of about 1,200. When Pete tries to tell you the value of the solar, he becomes a fortune teller and predicts the future costs of energy. However, energy costs have been going down, not up.
I like the idea of cleaner energy and I am sure there may be companies that do it honestly but it is NOT Pete and NOT A1A Solar.
I used A1A solar a second time to remove and replace my panels and am very pleased. Their engineer contacted me to do a better layout than originally done and he was great to work with. They have a good staff and their communication was very good as I always knew what the next step was and where we were in the process. It is nice to get a call from them that they have detected an issue and are taking care of it, handling the RMA and scheduling the fix around my schedule. I will just sit back and enjoy the sun!
It was also nice having no electric bill for March, April and May 2018. JEA actually credited me!
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