SolarCity partners with Groupon

|By:, SA News Editor

Groupon (GRPN -3.6%) is offering a promotion through which a $400 discount is provided for SolarCity (SCTY -1.3%) electricity services to new customers for $1.

The deal follows tie-ups between SolarCity and Best Buy/Home Depot through which SolarCity's services are promoted at retail stores.

Groupon, hungry to find ways to diversify, notes the SolarCity promo is its "first national deal in the solar category," and is part of a "growing collection of home and auto services deals."