Skip to comments.Here comes the sun: White House to go solar
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 ...
“...already boosted its green credentials by planting a garden,...”
Folks, you just can’t write this stuff to make them any more stupid.
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.
Jimmuh Carter 2.0. Obama just needs a beer-swilling brother and a confession about lusting in his heart.
Keep that useless crap off of our Whitehouse.
Just in time for winter, the Obozo Admin will have the WH go solar? What a maroon!!!!!
Man, the reporter didn’t even stop to do some basic math with a pencil and some paper.
Methinks that Obozo’s brother would more likely be a spear throwing Kenyan!!!
Idiots. That roof needs to be clear for secret service.
So the next Republican president in 2012 will just have to rip this white elephant all out...LOL!
“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.
$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.
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.
Barney Frank the banking queen does their math no doubt....:o)
It’s NOT Obama’s house. It belongs to THE PEOPLE. The sooner we evict the current dead beat squatters the better.
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.
Hmmm. Obozo’s minions fudged the figures by a factor of 6 - surprise surprise.
Ah, Barbi Benton. Can't fault Carter on that one.
I put over 50k of panels on my house. Won’t pay for itself before they wear out and need total replacement.
We don't have an election in a month or something? /sarcasm