By Li Zhang and Deirdre Hess
SolarCity has made a $400 rooftop solar installation nearly as affordable as sunlight with its $1 Groupon offer. Solar City installs high-quality residential and small commercial solar power systems with lease financing that offloads the often-intimidating upfront cost of solar energy, but their recently announced partnership with Groupon was a first-of-its-kind foray intended to “test the appetite for discounted solar installers in 84 U.S. metropolitan areas.” The SolarCity Groupon deal offers to install a customized panel for $1, promising the customer will “only pay for the electricity it generates.”
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