2015 Angie’s List Super Service Award

2015 Angies list award

A1A Solar Contracting, Inc Earns Esteemed 2015 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service

A1A Solar Contracting, Inc has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2015.

“Only about 5 percent of the companies in Jacksonville have performed so consistently well enough to earn our Super Service Award,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “It’s a really high standard.”

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2015 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade; the company must be in good standing with Angie’s List, pass a background check and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.

Service company ratings are updated daily on Angie’s List. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in areas ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality.

A1A Solar now selling backup generators

Northeast Florida solar energy system installer now a Generac supplier

A1A Solar is pleased to announce its partnership with Generac as an official generator supplier for homes and businesses in Northeast Florida. A backup generator offers you peace of mind during a power outage and complements your solar energy system to ensure you’re never without power. Generac backup generators automatically deliver electricity during an outage and can power your entire home or just the most essential items. A1A Solar will install the generator directly and safely to your electrical system, so there’s no need for extension cords running out of your windows or doors.

Hurricane season is upon us and Florida residents and business owners know it’s critical to prepare for long-term power outages. A1A Solar installs your Generac backup generator permanently outside of your home, just like your central air conditioning unit. It runs off your natural gas or liquid propane supply, so you never have to worry about refueling (no more gas cans!). All Generac generators run a self-test that ensures they are ready to perform when needed. You can program your generator to perform the test weekly, biweekly, or monthly. Generac generators are significantly quieter than portable generators and can last as long as you need them. For additional peace of mind, you can purchase Mobile Link, a software tool that allows you to monitor your generator’s current operating status, maintenance schedule, and more directly from your smartphone.

A1A Solar offers several options of Generac emergency generators that are ideal for companies large and small. They provide reliable power to keep your business running during a crisis or weather event. No matter the industry, losing power means losing money. Our industrial power generators have cost-effective fueling options that ensure your company continues to operate during a power outage, no matter the length of the outage or the energy requirements. Generac generators are engineered for commercial and industrial-sized use with multimegawatt capacities.

Having a backup generator provides you with the security in knowing your family will be safe and comfortable in the event of a power outage.

Solar Benefits for Businesses

Improving your business’s bottom line is a priority. This can be done by increasing revenue or reducing expenses or preferably both. Investing in a solar power system has both immediate and long-term value propositions for owner’s of commercial properties that are profitable and subject to income taxes. Here are a few reasons why businesses are turning to solar to manage their energy costs.

Making Financial Sense
As each customer’s situation is slightly different, we use multiple financial analysis tools to analyze the financial viability of your project. We provide this initial analysis to provide your business with a completely informed decision.[

Tax Credits Available
The federal government offers a 30% tax credit (with no limit) until December 31, 2019, along with accelerated depreciation. Utilities, local financial institutions and municipal governments have also begun to offer various incentives that make owning a solar power system more cost effective than ever. Click here to learn more about solar incentives for business.

Decrease Your Energy Bills
With energy costs a part of an annual budget that increases over 3% per year, going solar means turning a significant expense into a long term business asset. A typical commercial customer achieves complete payback after only 6-7 years. If financed, this can result in immediate positive cash flow, due to tax credits and accelerated depreciation.

So with a system life cycle of 30 years to harvest free sunshine, how much is 23 years of nearly eliminated electrics costs worth? It’s worth much, much more than the one-time investment in the solar panels, and it is better to invest in a solar array once than a monthly electric bill, which is simply a sunk cost that with a 0% return-on-investment.

Company Commitment to the Environment
Solar power systems emit no pollution into the atmosphere. This is another way to show your company is committed to the future by preserving it for our future generations. Let your customers know that you’re forward thinking (besides being a shrewd business person).

Predictable Energy from a Renewable Resource
As the sun’s energy is very predictable, the energy harvest from a solar power system is as well, especially on an annual basis. As a solar customer, you will become better versed with energy, conservation and energy production and will notice trends with solar production and the seasons. The proof is the electric bill— kilowatt-hours used less kilowatt-hours harvested, and when they are equal, you’ve reached net-zero!

A1A Solar has extensive commercial experience, including these prominent Florida businesses:

Science First of Yulee, FL
  • 32.2 kW PV system, 140 panels
  • 50% energy offset, 50% of this facility’s annual energy consumption is provided by the sun.
  • Eliminates 55,477 lbs of CO2 pollution each year
  • Equivalent to planting 4.29 acres of trees each year
  • Reduces pollution equivalent of 66,572 miles of auto driving each year

BP Gas in Jacksonville, FL
  • 59.28 kW PV system, 247 panels
  • Installed in November 2013, 293 MWh produced to date (4/2017)

Champion Brands of Jacksonville, FL

  • 115.8 kW PV system, 340 panels
  • Energy offset of 169,081 kWh/yr. 20% of this facility’s annual consumption is provided by the sun.

“We’ve been very pleased with the installation by A1A Solar. Peter Wilking and his entire crew were professional and easy to work with. They coordinated with the outside electrical contractor, and the performance of the end product continues to meet our expectations. The entire project was completed on time and on budget.

After our system was up and running, we received a call from Peter, who’d been monitoring our system’s performance and had noted a drop off in power produced. (We had not noticed this.) They came out and identified a failure of one of the panels, which they quickly replaced at no charge. They also followed up to show us how to wash our panels to prevent pollen and dirt from reducing system efficiency. A1A Solar has done a great job prior to, during, and after the installation.” — Bob Lustenader, owner Lake Industries, Inc.