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Solar panels and a solar hot water heater will soon be installed at the White House, Energy Secretary Steven Chu said Tuesday.

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Chu announced the conversion at the 2010 GreenGov Symposium in Washington, accompanied by Nancy Sutley, chairwoman of the Council of Environmental Quality.

“This project reflects President Obama‘s strong commitment to U.S. leadership in solar energy and the jobs it will create here at home,” Chu said in a written statement released by the Energy Department. “Deploying solar energy technologies across the country will help America lead the global economy for years to come.”

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