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Sun Nov 25, 2012, 10:04 AM

Are there PV and solar water heating panels on the Whitehouse?



If not then why not?


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Reply Are there PV and solar water heating panels on the Whitehouse? (Original post)
SHRED Nov 2012 OP
putitinD Nov 2012 #1
SHRED Nov 2012 #2
wtmusic Nov 2012 #3
rightsideout Nov 2012 #4
roody Nov 2012 #5

Response to SHRED (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 10:10 AM

1. Carter had them installed in the 70's, Reagan had them removed as a salute to big oil.

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Response to putitinD (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 10:44 AM

2. I understand that however...


...where is Obama's salute to sustainable energy?


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Sun Nov 25, 2012, 10:45 AM

3. Obama promised to re-install Spring 2011

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Sun Nov 25, 2012, 10:56 AM

4. Yes, there are. Both Solar Electricity and Solar Hot Water

I know a few of the folks involved in the installations. The systems were installed around 2003 by Aurora Energy, Daystar, and Solar Design Associates.

There is a 9 kW system installed on a maintenance building on the grounds of the White House featuring Evergreen panels. The system feeds back electricity into the White House's distribution system.

There are also two Solar Hot Water systems installed. One for grounds maintenance and one is installed on the White House pool cabana to heat the pool.

So the systems aren't exactly installed "ON" the White House itself, just on the White House grounds. I believe the systems are still working. It's been about 10 years now.





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Sun Nov 25, 2012, 11:19 AM

5. We need to push Pres O to do more.

We also need to do what we can. I have grid tie solar and will soon have solar hw.

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