Get off the Grid

Solar plus storage is smart Under Florida law, privately owned utilities are required to “net-meter.” This means that they pay solar customers for excess electricity essentially the same rate that they charge them. JEA, Jacksonville’s largest utility provider, is not privately owned, and they changed their net-metering policy effective April 1, 2018. Honest solar salespeople […]

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Concerned About Power Outages?

As we head into hurricane season, power outages become a concern. Power outages can be caused by many circumstances. An outage, or “blackout,” occurs when something interrupts the flow of electricity to the end-user, and an outage can affect a few homes or an entire city —sometimes lasting for days.  Here are some of the […]

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A1A Solar is now an authorized SunPower and Tesla Powerwall 2 installer

A1A Solar is pleased to offer SunPower, the world’s highest efficiency solar panels for residential and commercial installations. Founded in 1985, SunPower is a global leader in solar innovation; its solar panels consistently deliver more energy than its competitors. SunPower’s Maxeon cell technology allows for a higher wattage in each panel, resulting in rooftop solar […]

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Solar panels vs. solar water heaters

What is the difference between solar panels and solar water heaters? While most people know what solar panels look like, they might not know their exact purpose. Solar panels convert sunlight into electricity through the photovoltaic effect. This process happens when panels absorb photons, which creates an electric current. When photons hit the crystalline photovoltaic […]

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While solar industry jobs decrease around the country, they’re increasing in Florida

Floridians love a hot summer day. “Sunny and 75” is a motto we know and love. When the weather reaches 50 degrees, we’re reaching for our winter coats. So, solar power seems like a no-brainer to meet the energy needs of any Floridian. In the last year, there has been a significant increase in solar […]

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