Presidents Day: The White House and Solar Panels

Presidents Day: The White House and Solar Panels

The complicated relationship between the White House and solar panels began in 1979. President Jimmy Carter installed 32 solar panels on the White House roof amid the Arab oil embargo, which had caused a national energy crisis. About three years later President Ronald Reagan ordered the solar panels to be removed. In 1986, the panels were officially taken down. By 1992, these solar panels then took a journey to be installed at Maine College.

In 2003, solar panels make an official comeback when President George W. Bush ordered the installation of ground-mounted solar panels on the White House grounds. Rooftop solar installations were completed by President Barack Obama in 2014. Today the White House features rooftop and ground-mounted solar energy.

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Inside the White House: Solar Panels Video

Source: Thought Co.

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