Solar Coalition Calls to Install Solar Panels on the White House  

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Inhabitat has a post on efforts to turn the clock both back and forward and have solar panels re-installed on the roof of the White House - Solar Coalition Calls to Install Solar Panels on the White House.

Some of you probably know that President Jimmy Carter installed an array of solar panels on the White House roof in 1979. You also may remember that they were unceremoniously removed in 1986 — about the same time that President Ronald Reagan allowed President Carter’s solar power tax credits to expire. Well, now a coalition of solar power companies led by Sungevity are calling on the American people to sign a petition to convince the Obama Administration to have a solar panel system permanently reinstalled on White House roof — one that would lower White House utility bills by 81%.

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