Harnessing the Wind

The valley surrounding Palm Springs and area is one of the windiest in California. With this in mind it didn’t take long for alternative energy to make it’s mark on the area. The local wind farm contains approximately 3,100 windmills generating enough energy to power all of Palm Springs and much of the surrounding area. The largest (and most recent) windmills provide power for about 2,000 homes.

To some folks it may be an eyesore but it is quite fascinating to wander through the area and certainly provides for interesting photography.

Windmills in Palm Springs

Windmills in Palm Springs

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3 Responses to “Harnessing the Wind”

  1. Dave Blackey says:

    Nice work. I love the wind motion showing in the first shot. Dave

  2. kevin says:

    Thanks Dave,

    More images coming up as I’m hoping to revisit this site a few more times in the next week or so. I agree, a little bit of motion really works for the subject. The day these were shot it was quite hazy but on clear days the mountains surrounding the wind farm are very impressive.

  3. […] There are many stories in the Coachella Valley of people driving home from work and having their cars sandblasted by the frequent dust storms with the result being a new paint job. This valley is windy, that’s the reason they have a wind farm here! See Harnessing the Wind. […]

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