The sun is Earth's closest star, and thus the one most likely to give us a ride home when we lose our keys in the San Andreas Fault. Power up on solar generosity with today's Groupon: for $99, you get $1,000 toward the purchase and installation of a solar-panel system from US Power Solutions. This Groupon is valid for homes up to 60 miles from downtown Atlanta, as well as for all of metro Atlanta.
Retrofitting more than 10,000 homes over the last 15 years, the energy-saving swamis at US Power Solutions install cost-and-carbon-reducing solar-panel systems. US Power Solutions' talented team will furnish dwellings with roof-mounted PV panels, inverters, and mounting racks. Each PV panel contains dozens of photovoltaic cells that trap solar shavings and transform them into fuel for freezers and furnaces. Installation typically takes one to three days, and all panels have a 25-year warranty. US Power Solutions can help homeowners robe rooftops in 1 kilowatt ($6,999 plus installation), 3 kilowatt ($16,999 plus installation), or 6 kilowatt units ($32,299 plus installation). Since panels only generate electricity during sunlight hours, homeowners can either install a solar battery (price not included) to store unused energy for use at night, or continue to partner with their traditional utility company. Without a battery, excess energy will be sent backward into meters to earn homeowners credits, saving them money that can be used to buy toasters, irons, and other electric devices that can grill cheese sandwiches.