Jimmy Carter was way ahead of his time, when he had solar panels installed on the White House in the 1970s. Fast forward a few years and, in 2017, President Jimmy Carter leased ten acres of land near his home in Plains, Georgia, US, to be used as a solar farm with 3,852 panels. The system is state-of-the-art with panels that turn towards the sun throughout the day so they generate the maximum amount of power. "Distributed, clean energy generation is critical to meeting growing energy needs around the world while fighting the effects of climate change. I am encouraged by the tremendous progress that solar and other clean energy solutions have made in recent years and expect those trends to continue," said President Carter. Three years after going live, Carter's solar farm now provides 50% of the small town's electricity needs, generating 1.3 MW of power per year. That's the equivalent of burning about 3,600 tons of coal.

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