In 1979 Jimmy Carter had solar panels placed on the White House roof and in 1986 Ronald Reagan had these cost cutters removed. We are decades behind in having them return. I think the Obama's should set the example and pay for them out of pocket and allow federal employees to help with the expense. I have $100 how about you?
Put solar panels on all Government buildings in the South and West to save govt money and reduce mfg costs to encourage private use. It takes ~ 9 years to recoup costs of installing solar panels (not an issue for Govt who stays in buildings for decades). If there was a larger market for solar panels it would drive economies of scale to reduce costs to individuals (for home, small business, etc.).
Put Solar Panels on all government buildings. It will stimulate the economy and save energy in the process.