Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Wind Farm

On the way to Palm Springs, I spotted this wind farm at the foot of the San Bernadino Mountains. After some research on the internet, it says the wind speed must be at least 13mph (21km/h) before the blades turn. This particular farm contains 4000 windmills with the largest ones standing at 150 feet tall and can power Palm Springs and the surrounding areas.


- Karen

7 comments:

Jim said...

I think I want to invest in wind farms, they are huge and growing in west Texas.

roentarre said...

This is soooo beautiful and ambient in deed

photowannabe said...

Harnessing the wind is a great way to go.
I think the turbines around the Pacheco Pass are so fascinating. Great pictures.
I want to wish you a very Happy New Year of health, joy and peace.

dot said...

That's an amazing sight! I've never seen any thing like that around here.

EastCoastLife said...

May you be more charming, richer, healthier and the happiest this coming new year!!

Happy year 2009!

Greetings and cheers from sunny Singapore!

Lilli & Nevada said...

I love to see them when we go to Cal. seems to be that they are more of them there than anywhere else.

betchai said...

i love your picture, and i love this scenery everytime we go to the desert, just lovely and interesting and inspiring how we can generate energy from the wind. I have not seen a huge windmill farm elsewhere at all except there at Palm Springs area.