The White House Had Solar in 1979 Thanks to Jimmy Carter
Reagan pulled them down.
Bush put some solar back up.
Obama put on more solar.
Trump’s properties would save with solar.
Challenge America's Leaders to Lead by Example
Getting solar on their homes would motivate more political action.
10 Governor’s Mansions have solar.
Why not all 49 of them?
This is Michigan’s Mansion with solar.
Ohio's Governor's Mansion - First in the Nation
Republicans were the first to get solar on a Governor’s Mansion.
At the 2003 Ohio State Fair, First Lady Hope Taft (wife of Republican Governor Bob Taft) brought the idea of a photovoltaic or solar electric system at the Ohio Governor’s Residence to Green Energy Ohio.
The project was completed in 2004 and dedicated on October 15, the day before the 2nd Annual Ohio Solar Tour.
California's Governor's Mansion with Solar
They were installed in 2015.
10 years ago, when oil was spilling into the Gulf, President Obama was challenged to install solar at The White House. He did.
We need to replace polluting smoke stacks and tail pipes,
with zero-emission solar panels and vehicles.
Coal-fired electricity plant smoke stacks hide where people don’t often see them
Tweet to the Department of Energy:
Tweet to @ENERGY
In 2007, Republican Florida Governor, Charlie Crist, proudly displays solar on the Governor’s Mansion.
Congratulate Charlie for getting solar:
Tweet to @RepCharlieCrist
Florida neighbor, Trump National Doral Miami, would save the Donald a huuuge amount of money with solar on that large roof real estate. It even has a Tesla Destination Charger.
Challenge Trump Doral to get solar:
Tweet to @TrumpDoral
“With extreme wildfires still burning in the state, Newsom says fighting climate change is an emergency.”
from the NPR article on 9/23/2020 titled California Governor Signs Order Banning Sales Of New Gasoline Cars By 2035.
Governor Newsom also signed a law to mandate new homes have solar starting in 2020 (LA Times), but existing homes are the main users of electricity, much from dirty coal powered plants. His own home doesn’t have solar on it either. That’s why we need to challenge our political leaders to do more now. See for yourself below.
California Governor Gavin Newsom would save money with solar.
Challenge Gavin to get solar:
Tweet to @GavinNewsom
Bill and Hillary Clinton’s NY home would save money with solar.
Challenge the Clinton’s to get solar:
Tweet to @HillaryClinton
VP Candidate Kamala Harris would save money with solar.
Challenge Kamala to get solar:
Tweet to @KamalaHarris
Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden would save money with solar.
Challenge Joe to get solar:
Tweet to @JoeBiden
See More American Politician’s Homes
How to use the map below:
- Use the search box to search by State
- You can zoom in and out on the map
- Click a listing to be taken right to the home
- You can click on a listing title to be taken to it in the map
- Use the Reset button to Zoom back out quickly
- The categories have checkboxes you can use as filters
- There are only 49 Mansions because Rhode Island has never had a Governor’s mansion
- Some states don’t currently have an active Mansion, so the latest one was mapped. Source: Wikipedia.
Politician’s Homes Solar Survey Map
Are America’s Leaders, Leading by Example?
Past 10 Years with Expensive Natural Disasters
U.S. Electricity Generation from Solar
Avg. Electricity Cost Savings With Solar
Amount Down to Get Solar with a Loan
Wouldn’t you like to see our politicians get solar on their homes too? They want us to sign-up for their policies, so let’s challenge them to sign-up for solar by making your voice heard online. Share, Tweet, Link or Email your solar challenge to them with a link to this website and the hashtag #SolarPowerChallenge
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