The average household has no idea how much money it wastes each year shoveling coal into every appliance. Harness a cleaner form of energy with this Groupon.
- $1 for $400 off when you contract a SolarCity solar power system for your home
- Check for availability in your service area
SolarCity has found that when you make a solar power system as free as the sunshine that fuels it, people notice. By removing the biggest roadblock for most people—installation of the panels is free, so you only pay for the power they generate—SolarCity estimates that it converts a new person to solar energy every three minutes. Walmart, eBay, and Intel have also taken notice; they're a few of SolarCity's business clients. Fortune recently ranked SolarCity's founders No. 3 on its list of The World's Top 25 Eco-Innovators (its chairman, Elon Musk, was No. 1), and the Stevie Awards presented the company with a gold award for its customer service.
The SolarCity team fields everything from customizing the design of each energy system to securing permits to jingling their keys until the sun looks their way. All its customers need to do is provide a roof (typically the one that came with their home) and flip the switch. The ease of use extends through the lifetime of the contract. Energy rates are predictable and immune to volatile market rates. SolarCity continuously monitors your system to ensure that it's online. All repairs are covered at no added cost if anything goes wrong.
Besides lowering energy bills, solar power has a major positive impact on the environment. The average solar-powered three-bedroom home offsets the carbon dioxide equivalent of driving a car 125,000 miles, according to data collected by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The SolarCity Process
1. Free Consultation
A SolarCity adviser confirms that your home qualifies for solar power and provides estimates on monthly and long-term savings. Groupon will refund you if your home does not qualify for solar power. The most common reasons a home may not qualify include:
- Condition or design of the roof
- Current energy bill is too low
- Excessive tree shading
2. Site Survey and Proposal
SolarCity takes measurements of your home and delivers a detailed proposal with recommended system size and financing options, including a zero-money-down option. The $400 discount can be applied to all non-cash payment types.
3. Custom Design and Installation
SolarCity’s engineers customize a solar power system for your home and take care of all permits and inspections. Once everything's ready, the installation typically takes only a single day. After a utility company inspection, you get to be the one who flips the switch for the first time.
4. Ongoing Customer Service
SolarCity monitors your system on a continuous basis to ensure that it's running smoothly. They also tackle any needed repairs at no added cost. If you move before the end of your contract, SolarCity can easily help you transfer the contract to the new homeowner.
5. Savings for You, Clean Energy for Your Neighborhood
Any surplus energy generated by your SolarCity system is fed into the grid to provide your friends and neighbors with clean energy. This extra energy also offsets your energy usage at night. Everyone wins.