There is an excitement in the solar industry today. President Jimmy Carter had solar panels installed on the White House. One month into his term Ronald Reagan had the solar panels removed at the request of the oil industry. The Obama administration recently announced the solar technology is going to be installed back on the White House, to show that it is a technology that home owners can afford and use today. Whether it's solar photo which uses chemical reactions to make electricity or the solar thermal used in heating water or air, combined with geo-thermal technologies and wind generation, getting off the grid looks very possible.
Read the article at:http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/10/05/commitment-lead-solar-white-house