The White House will announce today that they will be installing solar panels on on the roof of the residence of the White House in Spring of 2011, an administration official confirms. The announcement will be made by Secretary of Energy Chu at the GreenGov conference this morning at The George Washington University.

The president has long touted the benefits of solar power – not only to create a greener country and save energy but also as a job creator that will aid the overall economic recovery.