22 April 2010
On the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, Sungevity offers to install solar panels on the White House.
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. Taking full advantage of the marketing potential in Earth Day, Sungevity is saying that it's time for the current administration to install solar panels on the roof of the White House for good and the company is offering them for free.
The company sent a request to the Obama administration and the Department of the Interior and it is asking the public to show their support and sign the electronic petition called "Globama". The petition will be sent to the President once it has received 10,000 signatures.
The goal of the petition and campaign is to drive awareness of the ease and affordability now available to homeowners and the dramatic effects it can have on not only slowing global warming, but also saving consumers money on their monthly power bill. Installing a solar panel system is now available with zero money down lease options that save consumers on average 15% from day one. Sungevity provides an online ordering system, using satellite imagery to design the system and provide consumers with a firm quote.