Solar Panels Planned For White House

Interesting news just came out on Tuesday that the Obama administration has plans to put solar panels and a solar water heater on the White House.  This move is drawing heavy praise from the solar industry.

Rhone Resch, president and chief executive of the Solar Energy Industries Association, had this to say about the move:

Putting solar on the roof of the nation’s most important home is a powerful symbol calling on all Americans to rethink how we create energy

I have to agree completely with this statement and in high support of the move.  The White House uses a large amount of energy annually and there is lots of space on the roof to accommodate solar panels.  Also, the President will no longer just praising renewable energy without actually using it.  The White House will now be running off of clean renewable energy.

What’s even more interesting is that Obama was not the first President to think about Solar Energy for the White House.  The history of solar panels on the White House actually dates back to the Carter Administration.

Video by Newsy.

The solar industry is also pushing to have solar panels put on government buildings across the country.  The hope is that this move will encourage others to begin thinking about renewable energy or at least support it’s future. Let’s hope that this move can in fact do that and help stimulate the renewable energy market.

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  1. Well just putting solar panels on the white house is a rather tiny move, but it is a start and a statement to the nation. To back up this statement, they should follow through and make renewable energy a part of all government buildings. That would be a much bigger statement and would actually have more of a substantial impact than just making a single building green

  2. Solar panels are too costly and out of reach from middle income level people. The main reason for hight prices is the machine which requires to manufacture the solar cell. Government has to invest in manufacturing machinery in order to provide affordable solar panel.

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  4. Well this is certainly a positive move in the right direction, hopefully it gives more influence to others to look at their own housing energy use. It is interesting though the past history with all the presidents and the moves they made, I actually didn’t know about Bush making the changes.

    Till then,


  5. The government definitely has to set an example by being as green as possible. Then others will take notice and follow suit. They can’t exactly enforce strict environmental standards unless they are doing a good job themselves.

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