In 1979 Jimmy Carter 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 had the panels removed in 1986. This week, Sungevity and a coalition of other companies and solar industry groups called on the Obama Administration to install solar panels on the roof of the White House for good.

The petition, which can be signed at www.SolarOnTheWhiteHouse.com, will be shared with the President once it has received 10,000 signatures.