|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. |
|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.