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Top Rated Solar Companies for

Jacksonville

Find the right solar company by comparing customer reviews and our analysis of the top contractors in Jacksonville.

by Brooks Lape | August 10, 2017

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A1A Solar Contracting


Ranked nationally as a top 250 solar contractor, A1A Solar Contracting has been a leader in solar system design and installation for residential and commercial customers in Jacksonville and Northern Florida.


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Their NABCEP certified professionals install SunEdison solar systems and offer a 3-year workmanship warranty. The company offers several financing options with terms from 12 months up to 20 years.

A1A also offers services in solar water heating and the installation of the SonnenBatterie to power homes during power outages.

The company was founded in 2010 by US Navy veteran Pete Wilking. He has a BS and MBA in Environmental Science and has worked in the solar industry since 2006.

A1A Solar Contracting is a Pre-Screened Solar Pro by Solar Reviews, has the Angie’s List Super Service Award, and was rated the #1 Rooftop Residential Solar Installer according to Solar Power World Magazine 2016. They were given an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau. A1A can be reached at their website a1asolar.com or by phone at (904) 468-7861.


Solar-Fit


Founded in 1975, Solar-Fit is an family owned and operated business offering installation services in residential and commercial Solar PV electric, solar hot water systems, solar pool heating systems, and more energy efficiency services to Jacksonville and North Florida.


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Their certified installers utilize top-end brands such as SunPower, SolarWorld, Heliocol for pool heating systems, and more with industry-leading warranties. They offer various no interest financing options at zero dollars down.

For solar hot water services, they utilize the industry leading Solene hot water system in all installs. The Heliocol pool heating systems have been at the top of their industry for performance and design. Additional installation services Solar-Fit offers are solar air conditioning & heating systems, solar pool pumps, solar attic fans, and Sun Tunnel solar lighting which transfer light through the roof to different rooms in the customer’s home. The company offers a number of year-round special offers.

Solar-Fit is an authorized SunPower dealer. They can be reached at their website Solar-fit.com or by phone at (904) 824-0503.


American Solar Power


Since 1986 American Solar Energy has led the Jacksonville area and Northeast Florida in the custom design and installation of residential solar systems.


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Their services include the installation of grid-tied solar electric systems and solar pool heating. Using hardware from long-standing solar manufacturers SolarWorld USA and LG Corporation, the customers receive manufacturer warranties of 25-years for solar systems.

Their team of certified solar professionals install panels along the angle of the roof slope and do not offer installation for tilted mounts or ground mounts. It is the company’s belief that leases and power purchase agreements are a bad investment for the customer, and they offer other zero down financing options for customers to own their system.

American Solar also offers solar pool heating service to drastically extend the length of customer’s pool seasons. The pool heating systems are more efficient, last longer, and much more cost effective than traditional gas heaters.

American Solar Energy received an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. The won the Angie’s List Super Service Award and have been Screened and Approved by HomeAdvisor. They can be reached at their website AmericanSolarPower.com or by phone at (904) 268-8046.


American Electrical Contracting


American Electrical Contracting is a long-time established electrical contractor in Jacksonville who recently made the jump to solar system installation for both residential and commercial customers throughout the Jacksonville, Florida area.


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Established in 2000, they now have over 13 Master Electricians on staff and work alongside Advanced Green Technologies to bring quality solar panel installation to residents and businesses.

For commercial and residential projects, they use the FlexLight PV systems which contains flexible and lightweight panels that adhere to the rooftop without penetrations making them hurricane-proof. Also available for residential installations is the more traditional GE Brilliance PV system which comes with a 20-year limited power production warranty. They install both roof and ground-mounted systems.

As a Certified Tesla Installation Specialist, American Electrical has installed dozens of charging systems and stations for Tesla owners and companies.

American Electrical Contracting received the Angie’s List Super Service Award and an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. They can be reached at their website American-electrical.com or by phone at (904) 737-9046.


IQ Power


IQ Power has been a leader in solar system installation since 2009, serving residential and commercial customers in Jacksonville and the rest of Florida.


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Their solar installation services include solar electric systems, solar hot water, solar pool heating, and additional services in repair and maintenance. For solar PV systems, they recommend SolarWorld panels with Enphase inverters and offer a 5-year workmanship warranty.

This top Florida solar installer offers free consultations and takes care of any permits and paperwork. They have additional energy saving services in radiant barrier and solar attic fan installations. Zero money down financing options are available to make solar affordable for customers on any budget.

IQ Power received an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. The company has been ranked a Top 500 Solar Company in the United States for the past three years by Solar Power World and a Top 100 Installer by SolarReviews. They can be reached at their website at IQPowersolar.com or by phone at (407) 585-1018.


Goldin Solar


Goldin Solar has served Jacksonville and much of Florida since 2014 in residential and commercial solar system installation. Engineer owned and operated, the customer will enjoy working with an entire in-house expert staff from the free consultation throughout the installation process.


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The company offers free 24/7 monitoring, a 10-year workmanship warranty, and 100% financing with zero money down for systems up to $40,000.

The free 24/7 online panel-level monitoring of the system can be viewed by desktop or mobile device. In addition, the company monitors the system with maintenance plans available.

Owner and CEO Daren Goldin is a Civil Engineer from the University of South Florida working in solar and construction in Florida since 2009. The company also acts as a subcontractor for various medium to large scale construction companies in Jacksonville and throughout Florida.

Goldin Solar is screened and approved by HomeAdvisor and received an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. They can be reached at their website Goldinsolar.com or by phone at (305) 469-9790.


ECS Solar Energy Systems


As Florida’s first ever licensed solar contractor, ECS Solar Energy Systems has served Jacksonville and throughout the state of Florida with solar solutions for residential and commercial customers since 1977.


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Their services include the design and installation of solar electric systems, solar water heating and solar pool heating. For solar electric system,s they utilize SolarWorld panels that come with a 25-year performance and 10-year workmanship warranty. ECS also offers repair and maintenance services for all solar systems.

The founder, Tom Lane, was the first solar contractor inducted into the International Solar Hall of Fame created by an act of congress in 1976. The honor has only been given to 45 men and women from various countries throughout the world. He currently works as a consultant at ECS. The company has worked with many large-scale institutions by the likes of NASA, University of Florida, and Santa Fe College.

ECS Solar Energy Systems is Screened and Approved by HomeAdvisor can be reached at their website ECS-solar.com or by phone at (352) 377-8866.


Peak Solar


Since 2009, Peak Solar has installed over 2500 solar systems for residential, commercial and governmental customers in the Jacksonville, Florida area.


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Their services included the installation of grid-tied and off-grid solar electric systems, solar water heaters, solar pool heaters and solar attic fans.

Utilizing equipment from top end manufacturers such as SolarWorld, Renology, Solar Edge, Enphase and Canadian Solar they can offer the best manufacturer warranties. Financing is available through solar leases and Power Purchase Agreements.

With two full time engineers on staff, Peak Solar can handle the design and strategic implementation of a project of any size. They offer 24/7 monitoring and support. To those who wish to cut down on installation costs, Peak Solar offers residential customers DIY solar system kits that come with technical support from Peak Solar.

Peak Solar earned an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. They can be reached at their website Peaksolar.com or by phone at (800) 509-3887.


Wayne’s Solar


For over 30 years, Wayne’s Solar has serviced homes and businesses in Jacksonville and West Florida in the design, engineering, permitting, installation and repair of solar systems.


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Their main services include the installation of solar electric systems, solar water heaters, solar pool heating systems, solar attic fans/garage ventilation systems, solar light tube tubular skylights, and the repair of every solar system.

By utilizing leading American manufacturers in the industry, including Unirac, SMA, Solar Edge, Solar World, and Enphase, they can offer a 30-year warranty on panels and to a 25-year warranty on inverters.

Wayne’s Solar installs and services all kinds of solar systems including standalone, battery backup, and utility (grid) connected. They have multiple loan options at 0% interest available to help you finance solar electric or solar hot water systems. They offer many specials on their website throughout the year.

Wayne’s Solar received an A+ from the Better Business Bureau, was awarded the Angie's List Super Service Award, and are Screened and Approved by HomeAdvisor. They can be reached at their website Waynessolar.com or by phone at (888) 673-9720.


Simpler Solar Systems


Since 1974, Simpler Solar has been a leader in the design and installation of solar systems for both residential and commercial customers in Jacksonville and Northern Florida with a renowned specialty in in designing Battery Power Solar Systems.


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The company specializes in grid-tied systems, off-grid battery storage systems, and solar water heaters, and solar pool heaters. Simpler Solar also provides continuous solar service, panel cleaning, and ongoing maintenance through the years of the contract and offer financing through solar loans and PACE financing.

Simpler Solar utilizes top-end brands such as SolarWorld, Enphase, Canadian Solar, Solar Edge, and more. The also offer sell and install other energy saving home products.

Simpler Solar Systems began installing PV systems for nonprofit hospitals and clinics around the world. They designed and built the first U.S. solar powered manufacturing facility in Tallahassee and they have installed solar powered clinics, school projects, and commercial buildings throughout Africa, Haiti, the Bahamas, and the United States. The owner, Al Simpler, is considered a world expert in off-grid solar battery reserve systems for operating in over 72 countries.

Simpler Solar Systems can be reached at their website SomplerSolar.com or by phone at (850) 576-5271.