Pay $1 and get $400 off solar power from SolarCity (free installation too!)

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Various solar installers have made getting solar power more affordable than ever thanks to free installation and leasing contracts, so there are no upfront costs, you only pay a monthly fee to rent the solar system, an amount that is usually lower than your current utility bill. But if that wasn't enough for you to be tempted, SolarCity has partnered with deal-of-the-day website Groupon to further sweeten the deal.

The idea is that you pay $1 to sign up for the deal, and then if you end up signing a contract for SolarCity to provide solar power to your home, you get $400 off (not on the installation, because that's free, but on what you would pay to lease the system). Worse case, you're out $1...

Of course there's some fine print. You must first be a new customer and check that SolarCity operates in your area, and then go through the SolarCity process that makes sure your location fits their criteria. You can read all the details on the Groupon page here.

The states where this is available are:

New Jersey
New York
Washington D.C.

You can even give 2 of these deals as gifts. Isn't that great? The gift of solar power!

But whatever you do, hurry up because - as of this writing - there's only about 3 days and a half left on the offer.

And to be clear, it doesn't really matter how you go solar. Do your research, look at the different options and pick the one that is best for you. It might be buying a system outright, or leasing it, whatever. But going solar is one of the best things you can do!

Via Groupon & SolarCity

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