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Department of Energy

Put solar panels on government buildings

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.).

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Executive Office of the President

Solar panels on the White House roof

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?

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Department of Transportation

Solar Panels

What a better way to promote a clean environment then by practicing what we preach. There are many Federal buildings being used and open space available world wide where solar panels can be installed to generate free energy. Electric companies offer a ROI by basically paying you back for the energy you have created which helps offset the cost of the Solar Panels. Even better we can use our own talent create our own... more »

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