A group of Unity College students, led by environmentalist Bill McKibben, set out Tuesday for Washington, DC, carrying a solar panel that once stood atop President Jimmy Carter’s White House. In 1979, Carter installed solar panels on the roof of the West Wing as part of a
new solar strategy. They were removed by President Ronald Reagan in
1986 and put into storage. In 1990, the panels were brought to Unity
College in Maine. The students are now hoping to convince President
Obama to reinstall the panel back on the White House roof.