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Felipe Fuentes
L.A. sued by two companies over rejection of solar array plan

Two out-of-state companies are suing Los Angeles after their plan to install an array of 3,500 solar cells on the northeast edge of the San Fernando Valley was thwarted by a local commission. The proposed project in Lake View Terrace worried neighbors, who thought that the expanse of solar cells slated for a vacant lot off Foothill Boulevard would clash with a tranquil, rural area speckled with horse stables and homes. The dispute represents an unexpected collision between the city's push to ramp up renewable power and its desire to preserve open space. Los Angeles is the largest municipality in the nation with a Feed-in Tariff program, which allows people to install solar...