Displayed on a pedestal on the campus of Unity College in Waldo County, there’s a glass-covered gray rectangle, about the size of a picnic table. Unity College natural resources professor Doug Fox says it’s an important part of history.
“This is a solar panel that Jimmy Carter installed on the White House,” Fox says. “Unity College has a couple of dozen of these and this is the one that we have on display here.”
Solar power is experiencing an unprecedented boom in the U.S. This relic of its origins, not far from what will be the largest solar project in Maine, illustrates how American solar energy has evolved by fits and starts, over decades.
Click here to read the full article
Source: Maine Public
If you have any questions or thoughts about the topic, feel free to contact us here or leave a comment below.