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The Rise Of Shiny: Solar Projects In Montecito Heights, Eagle Rock Get High Voltage Attention

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After shutting down construction on a Montecito Heights solar project in September due to concerns about fire safety and aesthetics, City Council plans to revisit the issue on Wednesday with a report that assesses potential risks posed by installing the 1,400 hillside panels.

In Eagle Rock, a solar array more than three times that size has been given the preliminary $7.7 million spending green-light by Occidental College's Board of Trustees. If constructed, the 5,000-panel, on-campus, panel field could be one of the largest solar arrays in Los Angeles.