White House retrofitted with American-made solar panels
If you look very closely at the photo above, just barely visible on the roof of the White House are its brand new solar panels.
It's been nearly three years since President Obama promised to have solar panels installed, but this week he made good on his word.
According to Juliet Eilperin at the Washington Post:
This is not the first time solar panels have graced the White House’s roof: President Jimmy Carter had 32 installed in the late 1970s to provide hot water, but President Ronald Reagan removed them in 1986. Then in 2003 President George W. Bush installed a photovoltaic system on a maintenance building and two solar thermal units. The system heated the White House swimming pool.
Of course, we at the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) were most concerned with one thing -- were the solar panels made in America? We reached out to Ms. Eilperin at the Post, and she confirmed that they were.
Read more about the White House's new solar panels.
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