31 Jan '12, 10pm

Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Installs Solar Panels on His Roof, Beats White House to the Punch

The oil-rich emirate of Abu Dhabi is vying to become a leader in the clean energy industry . So it's no surprise that its leader, the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, is engaging in such symbolic displays as installing solar panels on the roof of his Court. What is a little surprising is that he beat out the White House in doing so. If you'll recall, the Obama administration made a pledge to install solar panels on the White House roof over a year ago now—but so far, nada. So perhaps this news will light a proverbial fire under its you-know-what to get things moving. Here's Construction Week Online (via Green Prophet ): The Court of HH Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, has been equipped with solar power, the company behind the installation said on Tuesday.The Gulf International Trading Group said it had completed t...

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