Saturday, November 1st, 2014 - 5:20 am 
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Courtesy, Dr. Martin J. Pasqualetti; Arizona and US Wind Resource Maps courtesy NREL
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US and Arizona Wind Resource Maps
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Some people find the wind turbines near Palm Springs a perfect backdrop for recreation. Wind turbines near Palm Springs. Some people object to these wind turbines because of the interference with the scenery near Palm Springs. Measures have been taken to reduce such intrusions. Wind turbines near Palm Springs Sunset near Palm Springs

pasq06.jpg (71458 bytes)Wind turbines near Palm Springs

pasq07.jpg (61744 bytes)Clusters of wind turbines near Palm Springs.

pasq08.jpg (63837 bytes)(This slide and next) Wind turbines at Altamont Pass, California, have contributed extra income to local ranchers and reduced the pressure to develop the land for housing.

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pasq10.jpg (67230 bytes)Some people object to these wind turbines because of the interference with the scenery near Palm Springs. Measures have been taken to reduce such intrusions.

pasq11.jpg (57112 bytes)Wind turbines in the unincorporated area of north Palm Springs, with the San Gorgonio Mountains in the background.

pasq12.jpg (37530 bytes) Wind turbines, looking south toward the Salton Trough. The San Jacinto Mountains are on the right.

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Old and new in Altamont Pass, California.

pasq16.jpg (34069 bytes) Hang glider above wind turbine at Livingston, Montana. Courtesy Gordon Britton.

pasq17.jpg (78364 bytes) A disorganized cluster of wind turbines at Tehachapi Pass, California.

2ndset-f.jpg (59109 bytes) Wind tours near Palm Springs service a curious public.

pasq18.jpg (25302 bytes) (This slide and next) A well-designed group of wind turbines at Tehachapi Pass, California.

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