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White House Solar Panels Are a Symbol of Solar’s Progress

May 13, 2014 - 12:02pm

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An insider look at the White House rooftop solar panels. | Video courtesy of the White House.

Last week, the White House released a new video highlighting the installation of solar panels on the roof of the residence.

“Solar panels on the White House, I think, are a really important message that solar is here,” said Secretary Moniz, who was featured in the video along with Minh Le, Director of the Energy Department’s SunShot Initiative.

Every aspect of the White House solar installation was domestically sourced -- from the solar components to the inverter technology to the labor that put the panels on the roof. The finished product, a rooftop solar array generating clean electricity, symbolizes the building momentum for solar across the country.

While we’re making significant progress in advancing solar, as Secretary Moniz says, “We can do a lot more.” That’s why President Obama announced new efforts, including commitments from more than 300 organizations to expand the use of solar energy. Read more about the new solar commitments and be sure to take a moment to watch the video above for an insider’s look at the White House solar panels. 

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