White House to sport solar panels, get its power from sunny days
Three years after it was first announced, the White House is finally getting its new solar panels.
According to the Washington Post, a White House official confirmed on Thursday that the White House began installing solar panels this week.
The administration of President Barak Obama had originally pledged in October 2010 to put solar panels on the White House as a sign of the president’s commitment to renewable energy.
At that time, then-Energy Secretary Steven Chu and White House Council on Environmental Quality chair Nancy Sutley said the administration was looking to buy between 20 and 50 solar panels through a competitive bidding process.
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