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The solar panels were installed during the Presidency of Jimmy Carter. Ronald Reagan was quoted as saying the solar panels were "were unsightly and unnecessary." The solar panels, which were for heating water, were removed and placed on a college (Unity College in Maine) where they remained in service for another 12 years. (This answer is based on sources that referenced the removing of the solar panels at the time of removal in 1986)

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Q: Why did Reagan remove solar panels from White House?
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In 1986 Ronald Reagan removed the solar panels, installed by Jimmy Carter, from the White House. Reagan was quoted as saying the panels were unsightly and unnecessary. The solar panels, which were for heating water, were installed on Unity College in Maine and remained in service for another 12 years. (This answer is based on articles referencing the removal of the solar panels)

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