A team from Unity College in Maine is planning a solar road trip headed to the White House along with environmental activist and author Bill McKibben.
The objective of this road trip is for raising awareness of solar power’s potential in reindustrializing America, create new industries and address global warming. This road trip has been billed as “Put Solar On It” while the participants are hoping to deliver solar panels by hand to the White House, thus encouraging President Obama towards installing the solar panels atop White House.
In 1979, solar panels were installed on the rooftop of the White House when former President Jimmy Carter was holding office. This demonstrated the government’s intent in harnessing renewable energy resources and protecting the environment. However, under the administration of former President Ronald Reagan, those solar panels were removed.