As the third President to use solar energy, and the second to have it installed on the White House roof, Barack Obama will be attempt to change perceptions by leading through example. However, with little statesmanship in crafting a viable national energy policy, the installation is more of a symbolic measure than meaningful action or leadership by example.
We all know President Jimmy Carter installed solar panels on the White House, and that President Reagan had the panels removed. While some buzz has been generated as new PV panels are being installed, it really emphasizes the failure to move our country to advanced technologies. Read it here