By Spring of 2011 The White House will have Solar Panels heating water, keeping up with the president’s executive order that called on the federal government buildings to lead in the establishment of a clean energy economy.
It was just 4 weeks back that 350.org’s Bill Mckibben and a team of students from the Unity College Maine made a trip to the White house to put Solar back on the White House roofs where Jimmy Carter put it in 1979! They were also carrying one of the solar panels which was installed on the White House roof with them.We covered it here
Today Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that Solar panels and a solar hot water heater will soon be installed at the White House, at the 2010 GreenGov Symposium in Washington, accompanied by Nancy Sutley, chairwoman of the Council of Environmental Quality.
What better way to put alternative energy on the front page and highlight our need to let go of fossil fuel as a source of energy than putting the most powerful home in the world go Solar! Live Green!
Article on CNN – Solar Power Coming to the White House
350.org and their road trip to the White house in early September of 2010 – Big Victory White House Goes Solar!