SOLAR PANEL NOSTALGIA: CARTER, REAGAN, OBAMA

Had a lovely discussion with a gentleman from SolarFirst this morning at a Home Depot. He was gonna give me the pitch, but I quickly told him I was a renter.  He kept talking though, and I got sucked in.  I asked him if he knew about Carter installing solar panels on the White House in 1979 that Reagan subsequently removed.  He hadn’t heard about that despite the fact that he was in the solar biz, and I asked him, “Can you imagine what life might have been like by now had those solar panels that were put there when we were in elementary school had stayed there?  If the country had followed that lead?”  We both shook our heads.

What I didn’t know was that Obama had solar panels reinstalled on the White House in 2010.  Even a stopped clock tells the right time twice a day…

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