Sunday, June 7, 2015
If you drive to the Los Angeles area from Phoenix along Interstate 10, you will see a number of wind turbines as you near the city of Palm Springs. The hillsides to the north of the road are covered with these wind turbines.
California produces 5% of it's electricity using wind power. As of 2013, there were 5 places in California where wind turbines were producing electricity. This one is located on the eastern slope of San Gorgonio Pass in Riverside County. That pass is one of the windiest places in Southern California. I do enjoy seeing them when I start to head down the mountain and into the Coachella Valley.