Please go solar and walk me (not necessarily in that order.)
At SolarPowerRocks.com, our mission is to educate you about solar power rebates and incentives and to encourage you to find out if solar makes financial sense for you.
However, we can educate you until the cows come home, except we don’t have any cows. Plus, there’s nothing like a role model like the President of the United States (or Oprah) to help people to see that solar technology is ready for prime time and makes financial sense.
That’s why we’re making this pathetic and desperate grass roots appeal to President Obama to get some solar panels on the White House again. I hope you’ll join me in sending the President the message below.
Simply copy and paste the text and insert into the president’s email form here. If you’re afraid of email forms, you can directly email our Nobel Prize winning Energy Secretary Stephen Chu at [email protected]. If you’re on Twitter, why, you can tweet this post to the @whitehouse and to the president’s official spokes-dude, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs. Alternatively, you can tweet this post to Oprah, because she’s a super power too.
Remember, that these people are usually ignoring you distracted, so the more you spread the word, the more it feels like November gets their attention.
As for the letter, I’m purposely going to make this appeal a little quirky and funny, because doing the same old yada, yada, yada bull earnest appeal usually goes into a yada, yada, yada same old bull concerned advocate pile. Okay? Okay! Here goes. (Oh, and don’t forget to share this post with your friends, family, and pets on Facebook, etc. too.)
Email this part:
RE: Solar, White House, and Bo
Dear Mr. President and Energy Secretary Chu,
With all due respect, what’s with the delay of getting solar panels back on the White House?
As you know, your predecessor, President Jimmy Carter, put solar hot water on the Presidential homestead in the 1970’s, but then President Ronald Reagan thought they were unsightly and distasteful to the oil, gas, and coal lobbyists and ripped them off. Bummer, because those panels would still be working and saving tax dollars today.
Now, I know, ironically, that oil man President Bush (Yes, “W.”) allowed the National Park Service to put a solar PV system on a White House maintenance shed, but that’s not, you know, The White House. Frankly, I’m not sure what color that maintenance shed is, LOL! But I digress. A-hem.
The point is, Mr. President, that America needs you to lead by solar example. Could you please at least offset the residential portion of the White House with a solar electric and solar hot water system? There would be so many benefits to this.
As Energy Secretary Chu will tell you, putting up solar panels with today’s “smart” monitoring technology will allow you to show the public a real-time website with the residential White House energy savings and reduced CO2 emissions. You might also inspire more people to take advantage of the 30% solar Federal tax credit and new Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing programs. This, in turn, will inspire me, a lowly registered voter in a battleground state. Not that you should pander to us voters, but isn’t going solar the right thing to do anyway?
So, please go solar, Mr. President; and as a side note, don’t forget to walk Bo.
Respectfully wanting you to lead,
City and State.
Last modified: February 16, 2010