Pictures filed under Impact on Landscape from California
The Shiloh Wind Power Plant located in the Montezuma Hills of Solano County, California, USA, very near Bird's Landing. The site, located 40 miles northeast of San Francisco, has a nameplate capacity of 505 megawatts (MW). It was constructed in 4 stages (Shiloh I, II, III and IV) between 2005 and 2012.
Photographer Phillip Colla captured significant information including scale and scope of the Ocotillo wind project.
This composite image shows the relative size of the older turbines at the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area and those replacing them. The smaller turbines are the Windmatic 65 kilowatt machines that stand 84 feet tall on four-leg lattice towers. The blade length is 7 meters. The larger towers are Mitsubishi 1 megawatt turbines installed in the Buena vista section of Altamont with blade lengths of 31 meters.
The facility consists of 3,218 wind turbines with an installed capacity of 615 MW (megawatt). This view shows the wind towers from Interstate 10 in California.
The facility consists of 3,218 wind turbines with an installed capacity of 615 MW (megawatt).
More than 100 broken windmills dot the landscape in California near Palm Springs as does the growing litter of broken blades. Evidence of leaking fluids, a trash pile of wasted parts, and broken turbines.
Some environmentalists oppose wind farms, such as this one in the Mojave Desert in California, because they consider the projects to be eyesores planted on near-pristine landscapes.
A wind farm towers over residential properties in the desert.
Norbert Woerns recently took this photo of the Mojave Wind installation as he was driving down a freeway in Southern California toward the Joshua Tree National Park.
This image was captured by the Ikonos satellite on September 14, 2003. Turbine access roads branch out from numerous “handles”. The blades of the turbines cast black shadows on the ground.