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Here comes the sun: White House to go solar
the Atlanta Journal Constitution (from AP) ^ | 10/5/2010 | DINA CAPPIELLO

Posted on 10/05/2010 10:25:25 AM PDT by NYRepublican72

WASHINGTON — Solar power is coming to President Barack Obama's house.

The most famous residence in America, which has already boosted its green credentials by planting a garden, plans to install solar panels atop the White House's living quarters. The solar panels are to be installed by spring 2011, and will heat water for the first family and supply some electricity.

Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced the plans Tuesday in Washington at a conference of local, state, academic and nonprofit leaders aimed at identifying how the federal government can improve its environmental performance.

(Excerpt) Read more at ajc.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: energy; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; hippies; obama; solar; solarpower
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Ahhh. it's like Jimmy Carter all over again..
1 posted on 10/05/2010 10:25:29 AM PDT by NYRepublican72
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To: NYRepublican72

“...already boosted its green credentials by planting a garden,...”

Folks, you just can’t write this stuff to make them any more stupid.


2 posted on 10/05/2010 10:29:28 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: NYRepublican72
I do love how dirty liberal green hippies fail even basic math...

From the article:

Based on available roof space, administration officials expect the photovoltaic system will include between 25 to 75 panels and will convert sunlight into 19,700 kilowatt hours of electricity a year. That would save a typical household $2,300 on its electricity bill, based on commercial rates in Washington. The solar hot water heating system, based on government estimates, could save an additional $1,000 a year.

Kennedy estimates that outfitting Obama's pad with solar would cost about $100,000 if paid out of pocket. But the money would be earned back with savings on the electric bill in the first five years

Only in dirty green hippie fantasy land is $3,300 x 5 equal to $100,000.

3 posted on 10/05/2010 10:30:35 AM PDT by NYRepublican72
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To: NYRepublican72

Jimmuh Carter 2.0. Obama just needs a beer-swilling brother and a confession about lusting in his heart.


4 posted on 10/05/2010 10:30:41 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: NYRepublican72

Keep that useless crap off of our Whitehouse.


5 posted on 10/05/2010 10:31:10 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: NYRepublican72

Just in time for winter, the Obozo Admin will have the WH go solar? What a maroon!!!!!


6 posted on 10/05/2010 10:32:47 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: NYRepublican72

Man, the reporter didn’t even stop to do some basic math with a pencil and some paper.


7 posted on 10/05/2010 10:33:58 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

Methinks that Obozo’s brother would more likely be a spear throwing Kenyan!!!


8 posted on 10/05/2010 10:34:01 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: NYRepublican72

Idiots. That roof needs to be clear for secret service.


9 posted on 10/05/2010 10:36:25 AM PDT by George from New England (Escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: NYRepublican72

So the next Republican president in 2012 will just have to rip this white elephant all out...LOL!


10 posted on 10/05/2010 10:36:28 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: NYRepublican72

“Solar power is coming to President Barack Obama’s house.”

He can put them on HIS house in Chicago if he wants, but that house in DC belongs to the people.


11 posted on 10/05/2010 10:37:06 AM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: NYRepublican72

$100K????? You should be able to supply all the electricity for the WH with a system like that. I can take care of my house for $30K. But I won’t live long enough to pay it back, so I’m not doing it. Even if the government pays for 50% of it, where’s the savings? Someone has to pay for it, one way or another.


12 posted on 10/05/2010 10:37:15 AM PDT by RC2
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To: Army Air Corps

I cut the quote so that we didn’t excerpt too much. Basically, that quote’s attributed to the green loon who, by the way was in the Maldives working putting solar panels on their President’s private residence. Not the reporter.

But it goes to show what snakes these GLO-BULL warming salespeople are.


13 posted on 10/05/2010 10:37:34 AM PDT by NYRepublican72
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To: NYRepublican72

Barney Frank the banking queen does their math no doubt....:o)


14 posted on 10/05/2010 10:37:49 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: NYRepublican72

It’s NOT Obama’s house. It belongs to THE PEOPLE. The sooner we evict the current dead beat squatters the better.


15 posted on 10/05/2010 10:37:52 AM PDT by Leg Olam (A pipe gives a wise man time to think and a fool something to stick in his mouth.)
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To: NYRepublican72

Desperate to maintain some semblence of relevance, our president resorts to meaningless gestures and vacuous symbolism. He’s a shallow, vacant human being that has barely enough insight to recognize his own inadequacy.


16 posted on 10/05/2010 10:38:25 AM PDT by Spok (Is it RINO season yet?)
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To: NYRepublican72

Hmmm. Obozo’s minions fudged the figures by a factor of 6 - surprise surprise.


17 posted on 10/05/2010 10:38:25 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: Army Air Corps
lusting in his heart

Ah, Barbi Benton. Can't fault Carter on that one.

18 posted on 10/05/2010 10:39:25 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15.)
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To: NYRepublican72

I put over 50k of panels on my house. Won’t pay for itself before they wear out and need total replacement.


19 posted on 10/05/2010 10:39:35 AM PDT by noblejones (Obama rules!)
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To: Spok
Desperate to maintain some semblence of relevance, our president resorts to meaningless gestures and vacuous symbolism. He’s a shallow, vacant human being that has barely enough insight to recognize his own inadequacy.

We don't have an election in a month or something? /sarcasm

20 posted on 10/05/2010 10:41:11 AM PDT by NYRepublican72
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To: NYRepublican72
There's a reason solar panel manufacturers give, well, claim 20 year or more guarantees - that's how long, sans TVM, it will take to recover the initial cost at current electric rates.

That reminds me. "Plugs" Biden's home state has numerous SP mfgs...

21 posted on 10/05/2010 10:43:06 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: NYRepublican72

Why not a small nuclear power plant? That would make more strategic sense.


22 posted on 10/05/2010 10:43:49 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Hey, Barack "Hubris" Obama, $10 is all it would take, why spend millions to cover it up?)
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Notice how they do this at taxpayers expense. If he does this at his own chicago mansion, I’ll believe him.


23 posted on 10/05/2010 10:44:23 AM PDT by newnhdad (The longest of journeys begins with one step.)
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To: NYRepublican72

The Sun King

24 posted on 10/05/2010 10:47:37 AM PDT by Slyfox
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To: NYRepublican72
"White House to go solar"

Please don't tell me that this is the "October surprise". The Eco-jerks will be so pleased.

In the last two years I've bought about 10 of those solar lights you put next to the walk, they all poop out in a month or two...they are crap.

But, solar works very well in my calculator...all .5 volts of it.
25 posted on 10/05/2010 10:51:25 AM PDT by FrankR (You are only obligated to obama to the extent you accept his handouts.)
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To: NYRepublican72

YEAH hip hip hooray!!!!!!!!!

We are buying Obama a PR opportunity - and AP and all the media lackeys lap it up! Complete with voodoo math!!!!!

Bush had solar on WH 8 years ago. Media = chirp chirp. Obummer does it - Chu holds a press conference.

Compare Bush’s real home with Obummers. If interested in green tech - Bush crushes all lefties (with exception of those who don’t shower).

And it wil lpay for itself in five years!!!! Brought to you by “we won’t raise taxes” and “you cna keep your old health care plan!”.

Daily joke.


26 posted on 10/05/2010 10:52:35 AM PDT by Eldon Tyrell
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To: NYRepublican72

What sun? Nothing but dark clouds over the WH since obama moved in


27 posted on 10/05/2010 10:54:16 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: NYRepublican72

I don’t understand the widespread opposition to solar around here. If it can power your calculator, it can power your car. /


28 posted on 10/05/2010 10:54:27 AM PDT by cartervt2k
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To: Da Coyote
The solar panels are to be installed by spring 2011

Hummm... I wonder if this can be defunded between Jan and the installation date?

29 posted on 10/05/2010 10:55:07 AM PDT by upchuck (When excerpting please use the entire 300 words we are allowed. No more one or two sentence posts!)
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green credentials by planting a garden, They have been totally truthful about that one. So......?!!/s
30 posted on 10/05/2010 10:55:15 AM PDT by ColdOne (GOP. Gutless Old Politicians :^))......November and Beyond!)
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To: NYRepublican72

$100,000 divided by 19700kw-hr = $5/kwhr. Divided over the average lifespan of solar panels (20-25years) is $0.20 -$0.25/kwhr. Assuming the 19700kwhr/year takes into account cloudy days, dirt/grime on the panels, degredation over time of the photocells themselves.

For comparison, including all my taxes and fees, I pay $0.16/kwhr total for over-the-wire electricity.


31 posted on 10/05/2010 10:55:40 AM PDT by 1forall (America - my home, my land, my country.)
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To: NYRepublican72

$100,000 investment
$2,300 annual savings (for 20 years, till the panels need replacement).

If they took the $100,000 and put it into the bank, it would earn $2,300 annually in interest and then some. Plus, at the end of 20 years (when the solar panels need replacing) you would still have the $100,000 in the bank.


32 posted on 10/05/2010 10:55:53 AM PDT by Brookhaven (The next step for the Tea Party--The Conservative Hand--is available at Amazon.com)
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To: NYRepublican72

Ah, the huckster selling this junk can’t perform basic math. That’s even worse.


33 posted on 10/05/2010 10:55:56 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Pan_Yan

ping


34 posted on 10/05/2010 10:56:40 AM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife (Utopia is being foisted on Americans for their own good.-- J. Robert Smith)
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To: NYRepublican72

HUH??????????

$100,000/3300$/yr = 30.3yr

Epic Math Fail


35 posted on 10/05/2010 10:59:43 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: NYRepublican72

The cost benefit analysis is even worse than the installation cost and energy savings indicates. Solar panels deteriorate over time, perhaps 1 percent per year. Invertors also need replacement. The cost benefit analysis should factor into the declining energy production and the cost to replace invertors about every 10 years.

In defense of this installation however is the cost of electricity. If the Democrats can artificially inflate electricity costs high enough (10 times), these panels are a great investment.


36 posted on 10/05/2010 10:59:59 AM PDT by businessprofessor
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To: NYRepublican72

37 posted on 10/05/2010 11:01:09 AM PDT by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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Really! How stupid is that!

Spend, spend, spend...that’s all these people know how to do!


38 posted on 10/05/2010 11:01:59 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Army Air Corps; 1forall

It gets even better.. he uses a pie in the sky 5,000 foot, 60,000 KW California house in his example, when Zero’s just putting in a system that will generate 1/3 of that in a city that has way more cloudy days than LA.

You have to love token liberalism. As 1forall points out, this system never pays for itself compared to the alternative. It doesn’t take care of the electricity needs of the White House or even the entire living quarters..

Typical liberal epic fail. But the greenies will all be happy.


39 posted on 10/05/2010 11:04:04 AM PDT by NYRepublican72
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To: SoldierDad

“Who used all the hot water?”


40 posted on 10/05/2010 11:05:33 AM PDT by Califreak (A man is defined by the nature of his enemies-Preach it Rush!)
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To: Da Coyote

I really boosted my credential,I planted a garden, and I also hang my laundry on the line to dry always.. I wonder if Mrs. Barack Hussein Obama Jr. would start doing that...


41 posted on 10/05/2010 11:13:11 AM PDT by JoanneSD
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To: NYRepublican72

I sure hope the war room has it’s own generator installed. We would have to create a law that prohibits national emergencies on cloudy days. However, since man controls the climate, that should not present a problem.


42 posted on 10/05/2010 11:14:34 AM PDT by usafretired
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To: NYRepublican72
Could Solar Storms in 2012 Cause a Solar EMP?
43 posted on 10/05/2010 11:17:54 AM PDT by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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Why does the White House need solar panels? I thought the light just emanated from Obama naturally.


44 posted on 10/05/2010 11:24:33 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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Ding ding ding!


45 posted on 10/05/2010 11:28:00 AM PDT by Califreak (A man is defined by the nature of his enemies-Preach it Rush!)
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“...Solar power is coming to President Barack Obama’s house...”

First of all, it ISN’T Ø’s house. It is OUR house. He is just the current usurping resident of it. Got it, Dina.


46 posted on 10/05/2010 11:32:20 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (HEY, NAZI PELOUSY, ON NOVEMBER 2, WE WILL DRAIN THE SWAMP!)
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To: Califreak
"“Who used all the hot water?”

Exactly!

In Arizona, we had solar (NEVER AGAIN!)

When I took a bath, I could draw 4 inches of hot water before it ran out. Hated that!

47 posted on 10/05/2010 11:37:44 AM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: NYRepublican72

ALL for show.

There is not enough room on the roof to be anything OTHER than "show". The Secret Service needs a large portion of the roof to protect the President - plus - there is always the need for space for the usual necessities such as vents, air conditioners etc.

. I seriously doubt that 20 - 25% of the roof could be used for solar collectors.
48 posted on 10/05/2010 11:38:07 AM PDT by jongaltsr (It)
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To: NYRepublican72

“Only in dirty green hippie fantasy land is $3,300 x 5 equal to $100,000.”

And in Washington, where money bled from hardworking taxpayers isn’t even considered money - it’s just a government perk.


49 posted on 10/05/2010 11:42:12 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: cartervt2k

Were you kidding - or do you not understand solar?


50 posted on 10/05/2010 12:01:49 PM PDT by Eldon Tyrell
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