13 are solar panels a waste of money?
Carter reagan solar panels.
The panels were never replaced;
The panels became objects of increasing indifference.
So where are they now?
President jimmy carter installed solar panels on the white house roof in 1979.
Posted on february 13, 2014 by eggsistense.
Ronald reagan helped tear down the berlin wall, and he also helped.
President reagan had declared government the problem, not the solution.
After an iranian employee strike in late 1978 led to the 1979 oil crisis, president jimmy carter championed for clean and renewable energy to bring about american energy independence.
14 what are the 2 main.
12 how can i get free solar panels from the government?
Solar panels were originally installed at the white house under jimmy carter, but ronald reagan ordered them dismantled in 1986.
Jimmy carter had 32 solar thermal panels installed on the white house in 1979, and ronald reagan removed them in 1986.
As they were solar thermal, rather than pv, they had a limited lifespan and were retired sometime in the 2010s.
And so did the tax credits and research funds that had provided the real meat of carter’s energy initiatives.
Ronald reagan removes solar panels in 1981, ronald reagan beat out carter in the presidential election, ushering in an 8 year span where reagan’s free market ideals and the belief that business and industry is best left to take care of itself, simply didn’t mesh with carter’s subsidization of renewable energy research and industry development.
11 what happens to solar panels after 25 years?
The original panels came down in 1986, during reagan’s second term in office.
Had a lovely discussion with a gentleman from solarfirst this morning at a home depot.