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Famous Landmarks that are Solar Powered

May 14, 2018

Over the past few years more and more homeowners are recognizing the benefits of “going solar” for their home. Did you know that it is not just residential settings that are joining the wave of people and businesses switching to solar energy systems but famous landmarks as well are taking on the responsibility to help our planet in any way possible. This includes installing solar energy systems! Here are just a few famous landmarks around the world that are joining the solar revolution.


  • The White House – Arguably one of the most iconic and notable homes on the planet that uses solar energy is the White House. The panels were first installed in 1979 by President Jimmy Carter and later removed during the Reagan years. President Barack Obama had both a new solar array and solar heater installed during his tenure to show the world that the United States is committed to using sustainable energy.
  • Eiffel Tower – In 2013, the building recognized around the globe, was fitted with solar panels to both heat water and to provide for the lighting that so beautifully illuminates the tower every evening. These solar advancements to this tower have proven to be a shining example of human ingenuity and the desire to move toward renewable and clean energy sources by the French government.
  • The Vatican – The home of the Roman Catholic Church and the Pope known as the Vatican became the first ever “solar nation-state” when they installed solar energy systems that can power not only the famous building within the city of Rome but 40,000 homes in the surrounding area! This jump to sustainable energy is just one of the ways that famous landmarks are doing their part to help save Mother Earth.
  • The Taj Mahal – Located in the pollution-ridden city of Agra, India, the Taj Mahal is going to great lengths to switch to sustainable and clean forms of energy. They are currently working on a plan to make the city solar powered!


Your home may not be as famous as some of these locations but it sure is special to you. Call SunPower at BlueSel 781-281-8130 to set up an appointment to see if your home is a good candidate for solar panelling.