White House to Install Solar Panels by Next Year

The roof of the White House will be installed with solar panels by Spring 2011, taking a step further in advocating green living among the American citizens. The new panels will be used to provide some electricity.

Tapping the power of the sun, however, is nothing new in the United States’ house of power. Former President Jimmy Carter had a solar-powered water-heating system, while George H. W. Bush had some parts of the mansion–including the swimming pool–powered by the sun.

The plan will be formally announced next week by White House Council on Environmental Quality Chairwoman Nancy Sutley and Energy Secretary Steven Chu.

Source: Associated Press, via CrunchGear

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