This is why you remain so uninformed.<quoted text>
Chu said today that the U.S. is on course to meet Obama’s goal of doubling manufacturing capacity for renewable energy by 2012. Obama has failed to win passage in Congress of legislation to create a cap-and-trade system limiting carbon emissions or to establish national standards for the use of renewable energy.
Thomas Pyle, president of the Institute for Energy Research, a free-market analysis group in Washington, said the rooftop panels will underscore hostility by Obama toward fossil fuels such as coal.
Solar energy is “ineffective, expensive and unreliable and will continue to be in our lifetimes and probably our children’s lifetimes and beyond,” Pyle said in an interview.
Chipman, K. Solar Panels on White House Roof, Removed by Reagan, to Return Under Obama. Bloomberg. Web. 11/5/2010/
anf from elsewhere via the web-
"Solar generated power is unreliable, the batteries pose a vary real bio hazard, batteries can explode at any given time, Solar systems are expensive to maintain.
The many costs associated with solar power out weight any realized benefit."
You quote an organization that advocates for fossil fuels & was founded & managed by a former Enron exec.