What You'll Get
Before solar panels, eco-friendly homes powered appliances with the effervescent energy of high-school pep squads and morning talk show hosts. Tap into a brighter source of green power with today’s Groupon: for $99, you get $1,100 toward solar-power panels and installation from Sun First! Solar. This Groupon is valid in Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties; in Solano County (Fairfield and south); and in Santa Clara County (Los Gatos and north).
For nearly 30 years, Sun First! Solar has freed abodes from fossil-fuel dependence with hand-picked solar power equipment. Manufactured by green-energy titan SunPower, these durable photon slurpers can remain effective for up to 40 years, shaving down utility bills for decades to come.
SunPower PV systems usually start at $10,000, but Sun First! Solar is happy to provide a free on-site analysis and explanations of the costs associated with installing new solar panels, as prices vary. The modules themselves start at $6.85–$7.75 per watt, additional costs vary based on the characteristics of the house's roof, wiring, system size, and garden-gnome population. For instance, Sun First! Solar charges an additional $0.70 per watt to install on a slate roof and an additional $0.30 per watt if the roof is corrugated metal; additional charges are incurred if a roof slopes more than 30 degrees ($0.35/watt) or rises higher than two stories ($0.25/watt). Greater additional costs are related to ground layout and electrical service. Whatever the cost of their system, homeowners can often recoup a portion of their installation costs through federal- and state-tax credits within a year of their purchases.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jun 7, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only within specified service area. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.