Nearly 25 years after solar panels were removed from the White House, Sungevity, a leader in residential solar panels, has launched an effort to bring solar power back! Sungevity's founder, Danny Kennedy, attended an Earth Day reception in the Rose Garden of the White House and offered to donate the system if Obama would get on board— to which Obama responded that he loves the idea of bringing solar to country's first residence. You can help make this a reality by signing the Sungevity 'Globama' petition.
Here's more info from the official press release:
"Jimmy Carter did it in 1979: he installed solar panels on the White House roof to demonstrate the tremendous potential of harnessing the power of the sun to fuel a portion of its electrical needs and protect the environment. Ronald Reagan undid it: he had the panels removed in 1986. It's time for the current administration to install solar panels on the roof of the White House for good and serve as an example to the rest of the country that solar energy is not only a viable option in protecting the environment (and our wallets) but has become an accessible option for homeowners across the country.
Sungevity, the leader in online residential solar power, has sent a request to the Obama administration and the Department of the Interior to accept their offer of a free solar power system. To encourage the White House and Department of the Interior to accept the offer and demonstrate true environmental and fiscal leadership, Sungevity is today asking the public to show their support and sign the electronic Globama petition. The petition, which can be signed at www.solaronthewhitehouse.com, will be shared with the President once it has received 10,000 signatures."