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  A FOREST OF WINE TURBINES IN TEHACHAPI
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  • A FOREST OF WINE TURBINES IN TEHACHAPI - Tehachapi
      A FOREST OF WINE TURBINES IN TEHACHAPI
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  • SPINNING WITH THE WIND - Tehachapi
      SPINNING WITH THE WIND
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One of the largest wind farms owned by several companies is located in Tehachapi with over 5,000 wind turbines and is the second largest collection of wind generators in the world (The largest is at the Altamont pass, near Livermore and the San Francisco Bay area), but is now the largest wind power array in the world in output. You can see these giant props turning in the wind like the windmills of old using only the power of the wind to spin. Just east of Tehachapi, you can see them from Hwy 58. One of the better ways to see the monterous propellers is close up on the Tehachapi Willows Springs Road south of town off Hwy 58. You can drive all the way to Rosamond on this stretch of wind turbine country. Now if only these companies would look at Desert Center, California between Indio and Blythe. I have some acreage out near the Cockscomb Mountain that is always windy. lol

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  • Updated Jul 27, 2012
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