White House to sport solar panels, get its power from sunny days

A sunny day at the White House. The traditional residence of the U.S. presidents will be able to use days like this for power with the planned installation of new solar panels.

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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Jennifer Harrington is a Toronto-based illustrator, writer and graphic designer. She illustrated the best-selling children’s book series 'A Moose in a Maple Tree,' which includes the titles 'A Moose in a Maple Tree,' 'The Night Before a Canadian Christmas' and 'Canadian Jingle Bells.' She is also the owner of JSH Graphics, a boutique graphic design agency that specializes in print and web advertising. With her latest project, Eco Books 4 Kids, Jennifer has partnered with illustrator Michael Arnott to create a series of ecologically-themed ebooks for children. Her next book, 'Spirit Bear,' is due for release in the Summer of 2013. Jennifer offers two different school presentations for her 'Moose in a Maple Tree' collection, an illustration demonstration and a Christmas concert series, which can be booked at www.amooseinamapletree.com. She will be taking bookings for school readings of 'Spirit Bear' beginning in October 2013.

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