From the Reporter
The Big Picture
San Diego Gas & Electric used a suspect solar power plan to help justify building a controversial power line that cuts through private property and pristine wilderness along a 117-mile swath of San Diego County’s backcountry and nearby desert.
The Proposal
A private company planned to build 12,000 solar dishes in the desert. But the technology was unproven and it couldn’t get financing. SDG&E canceled the deal two months ago.
The Failure’s Effect
Though SDG&E has added electricity from other green sources like wind, the utility today delivers the same amount of solar power to its customers that it did six years ago: nearly none.

Dagny Salas

Dagny Salas was web editor at Voice of San Diego from 2010 to 2013. She was an investigative fellow at VOSD from 2009 to 2010.

Leave a comment

We expect all commenters to be constructive and civil. We reserve the right to delete comments without explanation. You are welcome to flag comments to us. You are welcome to submit an opinion piece for our editors to review.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.