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Former President Jimmy Carter leased 10 acres of land to install a solar panel farm capable of providing half of the energy needed for his hometown. Perhaps ahead of his time, Carter began looking to solar energy during his presidency and in 1979 had 32 solar panels installed on the White House roof.In 1979, the former president had 32 solar panels installed atop the White House, but his successor had them removed.

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)
 

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