This is much like Americans who often refer to specific denominations by the name of the president pictured on it.
I don't know if I would say Americans do that "often". In fact, about the only time I've heard that is in rap like, "it's all about the Benjamins", and he wasn't even president.
One might even say you are a loonie for suggesting such at thing
We will have solar energy as soon as the utility companies solve one technical problem -- how to run a sunbeam through a meter.