City officials have "signed off completely" on a house being built on Dolphin Terrace that incorporates 168 solar panels that some neighbors claim are ugly and glaring.
"It is now a fully approved, inspected, completed project, as is the house," owner Steve Rizzone said in an e-mail. "All of the setbacks, height requirements, etc., were checked and found to be completely according to plans and building codes. Hopefully, we all can move forward now."
The three-story home on Dolphin Terrace in the Irvine Terrace neighborhood not only uses solar energy but has glazed windows to filter the sun, windows and skylights to reduce the need for artificial lights, and it uses low-voltage LED lights, and has a system to reuse runoff water for irrigation and more.
Yet some neighbors say the solar panels are "ridiculous," according to comments on the Corona del Mar Today website.
"It's pretty arrogant to just sort of run in the face of all the neighbors," said Robert Olson of Balboa Island, who said the panels' glare is "obnoxious."