Solar at the White House October 13, 2010 : 2:21 PM

Congratulations to Bill McKibben, who succeeded in his campaign to install Solar Panels at the White House. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu writes:

“Today, we're taking an important next step. As we move toward a clean energy economy, the White House will lead by example. I'm pleased to announce that, by the end of this spring, there will be solar panels and a solar hot water heater on the roof of the White House.”

“These two solar installations will be part of a Department of Energy demonstration project. The project will show that American solar technology is available, reliable, and ready to install in homes throughout the country.”

In addition Bill wrote at Huffington Post:

“Today's announcement that the Obama’s will be taking their showers and cooking their breakfast courtesy of the sun could not have come at a better moment. We're four days away from the start of the weekend's giant Global Work Party, and this is the perfect example of everything that we've been talking about for almost a year: it demonstrates the power of individual actions to carry political impact.”