The White House is preparing to install solar panels on its roof, three weeks after the Obama Administration first announced its intention to do so.
The panels are being installed to “improve overall energy efficiency” of the building. Solar panels were first installed by President Jimmy Carter in 1979, but were taken down in 1986 during roof repairs.
“It’s very good to know that once again the country’s most powerful address will be drawing some of that power from the Sun,” said Bill McKibben, founder of the climate advocacy organization 350.org.
The solar equipment is made in the U.S., but no information about the details of the project was disclosed including cost, and how much energy the system will produce when it’s completed.
Read more about the project here.