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Solar returns to the White House

The Sierra Club applauds President Obama for upholding his commitment to renewable energy by putting solar panels back on the White House. Solar is fast becoming America’s most popular home improvement, and we are very pleased to see the First Family follow the American peoples’ lead. Support for solar energy is one issue that rises above the political fray. All Americans can reap benefits from widespread solar adoption – solar power saves money, boosts the economy and creates jobs.

Putting solar panels back on the White House sends a strong message to the American public and the world that the United States has the technology, resources and ability to supply cleaner, more efficient energy alternatives.

Solar companies like Sungevity and other organizations like 350.org helped lead the effort to get solar panels back on the White House. In 2010, their Globama petition garnered over 50,000 signatures and was successful in getting President Obama to commit to go solar.

We urge the President to continue demonstrating his support for renewables. Actions speak louder than words. Today we recognize and applaud President Obama’s action.  President Obama and the First Family have declared their commitment to moving beyond dirty energy.  And now, thanks to the Sierra Club Solar Homes Program, you can too.

Over 900 Sierra Club supporters have gone solar with the Sierra Club Solar Homes Program. Sierra Club solar homes will offset 227,984,793 lbs of carbon emissions over the next 20 years.  That’s like 1,004 people not driving their cars for 20 years!  The numbers speak for themselves: the Sierra Club is making a solar impact.

Getting started is easy.  Just click here to enter your zip code to learn more about going solar today!