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Windmills at Palm Springs, California

This windmill farm generates about 600-900 megawatts of power, enough to support the electricity needs of the entire city of Palm Springs. There are about 3,100 windmills in the farm producing enough power comparable to a mid-size nuclear reactor. The windmills are located in the San Gorgonio Pass, surrounded by the San Jacinto mountains providing a wind tunnel making the Pass one of the consistently windiest spots on earth powering the windmills 300 days a year.

Taken from a moving car while travelling about 70 miles per hour. Just autocolor in post processing.

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