WOW: New White House Solar Panels Generate Enough Power for Six Light Bulbs

WOW:  New White House Solar Panels Generate Enough Power for Six Light Bulbs

The White House is going green, or something:

LIght Bulb

A solar panel array now adorns the roof of the White House and will produce an elephantine amount of solar power when the sun is actually shining: 6.3 kilowatts.

If 6.3 kilowatts sounds like a lot of energy, it isn’t. The average home consumes 27 kilowatts of power each day. Far more than the 6.3 kilowatts that will be produced by the new solar panels adorning the White House. According to TradeWind Energy, “one 50-watt light bulb running for 20 hours will use one kilowatt-hour of electricity (50 watts x 20 hours = 1,000 watt-hours = 1 kWh).”

In other words, the White House installed enough solar panels to power six 50-watt bulbs for 20 hours each day.

Wow. : That’s a game changer, isn’t it.

FLASHBACK:

The capital flew into a bit of a tizzy when, on his first full day in the White House, President Obama was photographed in the Oval Office without his suit jacket. There was, however, a logical explanation:: Mr. Obama, who hates the cold, had cranked up the thermostat.

“He’s from Hawaii, O.K.?” said Mr. Obama’s senior adviser, David Axelrod, who occupies the small but strategically located office next door to his boss.: “He likes it warm. You could grow orchids in there.”

Hypocrisy, thy name is Obama.

Hat Tip: : Weasel Zippers

See also: : Senator Rand Paul Wants To See The Drone Memos

Leave a Comment

Share this!

Enjoy reading? Share it with your friends!

Send this to a friend