American Presidents and Solar Energy
The United States of America today celebrates President George Washington’s 286th birthday.
The President paved the way for Americans during the Revolutionary War and gained the country’s independence.
Nearly three centuries later, America continues to prosper.
45 presidents have been elected following the standard Washington set, and many have contributed to a new sector of independent America:
Clean and renewable energy.
The ability to allow citizens to utilize the earth’s resources to manifest their own electricity is one of the most liberating developments in recent history.
The Solar Precedent of Presidents
President Jimmy Carter was the first president to advocate for solar energy, and today boasts a 1.3 megawatt solar farm.
President George W. Bush also, less famously, utilized solar in the White House.
But did you know he once had 32 panels installed on the White House in support of an oil embargo?
President Barack Obama introduced the Clean Energy Savings for All Americans Initiative on top of an already booming industry.
States make independent stands to help subsidize the American solar industry.
The decision to go solar is both an economic and environmental investment.
New York State’s Clean Energy Initiative requires the state run on 50 percent clean and renewable energy by 2030. NY – Sun was created to support this measure.
NY – Sun is a New York taxpayer benefit program that allows qualifying homeowners to make the easy switch to solar energy.
Click here to see if your house can qualify for NY-Sun and begin your quest for energy independence today.
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