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.
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Last winter I read an article about how some of the media that works in the White House complained that Obama kept the heat on extremely high. Like at 75 degrees. While he is using these water heating solor panels as a symbol of being green. I am quite certain he does not practice energy conservation.
Actually I do agree that Solar power is in fact far from cost effective as far as the cost per unit goes. I mean there are obvious reasons why we are not all switching to the stuff. I was merely questioning the point of comments about $2300 X 5 = $100,000 or whatever which is not being said in the article in question. The “news” item in question is poor because it relates assorted numbers which are insufficient/irrelevant to make reasonable a basic cost/benefit analysis. So I perhaps came on a bit strong. My apologies for that.
You mean Obama may be one of them "do as I say, not as I do" liberals? Never! /sarcasm
Whatever you say, milord. I’ll run all my comments past you in future before posting them.
They need to put solar panels on Air Force One. I see that plane fly in and out of Andrews Air Force Base every day. Sometimes 2 and 3 times a day.
Also does anyone know why a Air Tran airplane would be flying out of a military base. I have lived here 30 years and have never seen a public plane fly in or out of Andrews.
Flight: (FL) AirTran Airways 8620
Status: Landed On-time
Departure: (ATL) Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Scheduled: 2:50 AM (runway)
Actual: 2:55 AM (runway)
Arrival: (ADW) Andrews Air Force Base
Scheduled: 4:06 AM (runway)
Actual: 4:03 AM (runway)
My guess would be a military charter flight sending soldiers back to their original bases or home cities. Airtran used the same flight number for a flight to Pope Air Force base yesterday.
The big house?
As long as light is a metaphor for truth, not one ray will penetrate the Obama White Hut.
Actually - the article did say it would pay for itself in five years.
Anyone who knows about solar knows this is just silly. Off by practically an order of magnitude.
Some of us - apparently a few of us - have worked all the numbers multiple times. The numbers are so far off that regardless of what lies are in the article, it still won’t pay for itself. I have sized systems of size similar to WH.
The article is poor. The attempt is just PR, and the whole thing is another Obamacrap.
Just another “Feel good” ooh Ombama is a leader piece of claptrap.
I apologize for being direct - but this is just misinformation for the public - while we have real issues.
By the way - if you want to see real quality eco-friendly house - google George Bush’s house in Crawford. The media will never tell you.