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Southeast of San Francisco, on the way out to California's Central Valley, thousands of wind turbines dot the landscape of Altamont Pass. Mounted both in rows and individually, machines with large propellers catch the wind, turning round and round at different speeds. Learn how wind energy is generated and stored for use in this most peculiar area, and its impact on living things both near and far.
This video covers Interstate 10 through San Gorgonio Pass Wind Farm on both direction during golden hour. Songs: 1. Whitenake - The Deeper the Love 2. The Rippingtons ft. Russ Freeman - Stories of the Painted Desert DISCLAIMER: THE SONGS USED IN THIS VIDEO BELONGS TO THE RESPECTFUL OWNERS. NO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT INTENDED. Recorded with Sony HDR-PJ540. Edited with CyberLink PowerDirector 14. Join many other road videographers at FreewayJim Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/96206174878/
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*Facts about Altamont wind farm: - Altamont Pass is still the largest concentration of wind turbines in the world, with a capacity of 576 megawatts (MW), producing about 125 MW on average and 1.1 terawatt-hours (TWh) yearly. http://www.eoearth.org/article/Altamont_Pass,_California *California's wind farm: -In the year 2004, wind energy in California produced 4,258 million kilowatt-hours of electricity, about 1.5 percent of the state's total electricity. That's more than enough to light a city the size of San Francisco. -More than 13,000 of California's wind turbines, or 95 percent of all of California's wind generating capacity and output, are located in three primary regions: Altamont Pass (east of San Francisco - a portion of which is shown on the right in this photo from NREL), Tehac...
Join Peter Coye as he shares the journey that led him to start California Energy and Power, producer of one of the most efficient vertical axis wind turbines in the world. cal-epower.com/ Score by poptartpete poptartpete.bandcamp.com
Let the turbines hit the desert floor. Let the turbines hit the desert floor. Let the turbines hit the desert floor. Let the turbines hit the... desert floor! On Monday November 21, 2016 a 500-foot-tall wind turbine at the Ocotillo Wind Energy Facility collapsed in the morning, spewing debris and three blades each weighing many tons across the desert floor. The cause of this failure is still being investigated. Perhaps a blade came loose and struck the tower - causing it to bend? Maybe the transmission/gears suddenly jammed and the force of the spinning blade suddenly stopping was too much for the tower to handle? Note that it was NOT exceptionally windy at the time of the collapse. Also, the tower did NOT bend at a seam.
On the show, Climate One looks at the smart-grid and its national security implications. Also on the program, a debate over the closing of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. And experts discuss what it will take to get to 100% clean energy in California.
For an update on wind energy and birds in the Altamont Pass, watch this QUEST video from 2015: https://youtu.be/ipQGkR-Puf4 With California's ambitious renewable energy goal, the state needs wind power. But California's largest wind farm cluster at Altamont Pass unintentionally kills golden eagles, burrowing owls and other threatened birds. Now, wind companies, scientists and environmentalists are working to bird-proof these massive wind farms.
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wind farm, a couple hours east of LA on interstate 10
raising a wind turbine with 16000 crane
Shot a quick video to show what these large turbines sound like when clustered together. I actually don't mind the sound and agree with others that say they sound like flocks of birds. The video was shot in Palm Springs, California at the wind farm nestled on the San Andreas Fault Line. Our tour guide was the well known Ken Huskey "White Horse" who has been at the head of wind energy and regularly advises decision makers around the world about the technologies, opportunities, and history of wind energy.