Ambitious goals Los Angeles city officials have set for solar energy remain out of reach. Changes in leadership at the L.A. Department of Water and Power have slowed renewable energy policies. So has the domestic economy. Now the DWP is floating a new proposal designed to encourage solar farms on large rooftops and parking lots.
A bird flying over the L.A. Department of Water and Power's territory would see 465 square miles, densely packed with buildings. Atop the houses, some rooftops hold panels that capture energy from the sun.