A1A Solar helps Champion Brands GO GREEN and save $763,000 in utility costs

Champion Brands and A1A Solar

Champion Brands commissioned a large-scale custom solar photovoltaic system from A1A Solar that will save it $763,000 in utility costs over the system’s lifetime. A1A Solar Contracting, with local offices at 10418 New Berlin Road, installed the solar panel system at Champion Brands’ headquarters facilities. Champion Brands is a premier beverage distributor serving Florida and […]

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Save 30% on your new PV system- here’s how!

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The Investment Tax Credit, or ITC, is a 30% tax credit for residential clean energy improvements. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 states that a taxpayer may claim a credit or 30% of qualified expenditures for a system that serves as a dwelling unit located in the U.S. That is owned and used as a […]

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What do we want? SOLAR ROOFS! When do we want them? NOW!

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Last month, Tesla shareholders approved the two-billion dollar acquisition of Solar City, the nation’s largest player in the solar industry. Solar City will now operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tesla. Following this acquisition, visionary entrepreneur Elon Musk rolled out two tantalizing surprises: Solar roofs, and the new Powerwall 2.0. What does this mean for […]

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Here’s How You Can Support Solar this Election Year!

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  Rooftop solar is a benefit to ratepayers and utilities While all eyes are on the 2016 Presidential election, the ballot on November and the primary in August will contain two amendments vital to the future of Florida. The utilities mounted a slick advertising campaign, and paid an army of canvassers around the state to […]

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So how much does it cost? Pitfalls of online solar calculators.

Solar power is experiencing tremendous growth in Northeast Florida, and A1A Solar recently earned one of the top spots on Jacksonville Business Journal’s list of the fifty fastest growing companies in the city. The surge of interest in rooftop solar over recent years has given rise to a bewildering variety of online solar calculators. How […]

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JEA to vote on SolarSmart

JEA would be taking an unnecessary, premature step in the wrong direction by enacting their proposed SolarSmart policy. JEA had $1.7 BILLION in revenues last year; the bill credits for the entire net-metering program totaled less than .000075% (less than 1/10,000th of 1 percent) of that total. They are spending too much time and money […]

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Solar Wars Jacksonville

    The Battle So Far… As rooftop solar has grown in popularity throughout the JEA service area, the utility has grown increasingly adversarial to the solar industry. There is no sound reasoning behind this stance, and the arguments the utility makes to support its case are essentially smoke and mirrors. The bottom line is, […]

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What is JEA missing in its valuation of solar?

By arbitrarily valuing distributed rooftop solar at $0.075 per Kwh, JEA is overlooking the many quantifiable values that rooftop solar delivers to all ratepayers. With only 500 homes out of 427,000 JEA customers having solar on their roofs, the benefits of rooftop solar to all JEA ratepayers is just beginning to be recognized.   Distributed […]

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