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Solar Power on the White House roof? Yes We Can!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 Tx Broker 0304050

White House with Solar PanelsFor all the talk of going green by this administration, it seems that it would be somewhat appropriate to (re)install solar systems on America's house ----  the White House. 

After a lot of talk by other people of having the solar equipment put back up, a gentleman by the name of Tor Valenza made a further suggestion that the Solar Industry could get it done.  After reading the blog post, I contacted Tor and suggested that we get a lot more people aware and involved in the project.  I volunteered to handle the promotion for the project. 

It only makes sense because of what I do for existing homes.  I have a marketing program to help homeowners who want to get a lot of marketing attention on their homes to sell their homes faster: Solar Certified Homes.

So now, we (Americans) can step up to the plate and show Washington how its done.  Laying aside all political debate and positions, we're calling on everyone who is interested in alternative energy to join with us to get the professional talent, equipment and most importantly the grass-roots involvement to make this happen.  We don't have to wait for the political debates to take place.  We don't have to wait for another bail-out.  We don't have to agree on climate-change.  We have the power to do this as individuals united with other like-minded people for a common purpose.

If you have an interest in making this happen, then check out the FaceBook page at:


and sign up on the wall.  Be sure to send an email to me telling me what your level of interest is. 

And please, share the page with your FaceBook friends.

Michael Michaud

Posted by

Mick Michaud,

Managing broker,

United Country Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC
Texas license # 0304050

The Lifestyle you want, the place to live it.

Comments (9)

David Obbee
Obbee.com - Agoura Hills, CA

Mike: What a unique idea!  Symbolically, the White House would certainly make a great statement for solar power- good luck with the campaign!

Feb 21, 2010 08:46 PM
Fernando Herboso - Associate Broker MD, & VA
Maxus Realty Group of Samson Properties - Clarksburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA

I just saw an interesting piece about this in 60 minutes and BLOOMENERGY will be the one to do it. . never mind solar energy, this is much better and it was a major revelation.

Feb 21, 2010 09:23 PM
Team Honeycutt
Allen Tate - Concord, NC

makes sense to me.  I think it is a great idea.  They have to lead by example.


Feb 22, 2010 12:18 AM
Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

David & Allen,


Glad you like the idea.  I hope you visit the FaceBook page and become a fan along with how you'd like to help, or send me an email via AR.


Fernando:  I've seen the story.  It is a fuel cell.  They say it will have to run on some "fuel" but don't specify what happens to the post-generation exhaust.   They mention natural gas or waste gas.  Then this little teaser "or solar".  ????

I'll be contacting Bloom Energy to see how that fits in and if they want to work with our initiative. 


Feb 22, 2010 03:06 AM
Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

Update: We've invited Bloom Energy to join our little band of adventurers on powering the White House.  I'll let everyone know when they accept the invitation. 

In the meantime, please do more than just post the typical AR comment and do something.  Join up at our Facebook page and let us know how you would like to help. 



Feb 23, 2010 12:45 AM
Joetta Fort
The DiGiorgio Group - Arvada, CO
Independent Broker, Homes Denver to Boulder

What a great idea to get it all done by volunteer and donation, at no cost! Very high profile. Have you done something similar in your community?

Feb 23, 2010 01:58 AM
Lynn911.com ~ Dallas Real Estate Agent Top Team
Dallas Houses for Rent Dallas Apartment Rentals Lynn911.com - Dallas, TX

Mike, what is up !... I have been soooo busy limited time post here on A/R with comments GREAT BLOG, I hope you have an amazing weekend. Dallas Apartment Locator,  Lynn911.com, Dallas Aparment Finder, Dallas Apartments for Rent, Dallas  Apartment Rentals

Jun 18, 2010 04:55 PM
Mark Organek
And the United States of America - Mesa, AZ
It's not a game, it's your life.

Mike, I will make sure to get on that facebook page.  Everyone should practice what they preach. This was something that I never even considered.

Jun 25, 2010 03:52 PM
Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

Thanks Lynn and Mark for stopping by.  I look forward to your joining the fan page for this.  If you have a facebook page, be sure to click the "like" button at the bottom of this article.



Jun 26, 2010 10:42 AM