6/7/2017 Business Insider
President Donald Trump wants to deliver on one of the central promises of his campaign — building a wall on the Mexican border.
He’s pitched Republican leaders on a proposal to cover the wall with solar panels and use the electricity generated to cover the costs of construction and maintenance.
Thomas Gleason is the managing partner of Gleason Partners LLC, a Las Vegas-based architecture firm that submitted a proposal to the Department of Homeland Security that included solar panels. He told Business Insider on Wednesday that he had been batting around the idea of building a solar-paneled wall along the US-Mexico border “for months.”