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Location DB > United States > California > Tehachapi > Tehachapi Wind Farm
Tehachapi Wind Farm
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created by Therrin on 2/22/2011 12:36 AM
last modified by Therrin on 2/22/2011 1:03 AM
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Type: Commercial Structures
Status: Active
Accessibility: Easy
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Tehachapi, California
United States
Owner: Multiple Corporate Owners
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  •  Hazards
  • In winter, Ice will sling hundreds of feet off the turbine blades.
  •  Interesting Features

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  • fences
  • barbed wire
  • locked gates
  • During the day maintenance crews roam the areas.
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1982
    Closed: 0
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    This is one of California's largest wind energy resource areas.

    There are thousands of commercial size wind turbines strewn all over the Tehachapi Valley and the Tehachapi Pass area. Different plots are owned by different corporations.
    The older generation machines are in the kilowatt range, while the newer ones which are being currently installed are up to 3 megawatts. It has turbines of the older style which are single or dual bladed, and the more modern machines are usually triple bladed. There were even the "Darius" test designs which were vertical axis, and looked like massive egg beaters. They are no longer in use; having been very inefficient.

    The current output is somewhere around 800Megawatts, and new turbines are being installed on a daily basis. Contracts have passed through to install another 1500Megawatts worth of turbines.

    The state initiative to upgrade the power transmission lines coming from this area started in 2008, and should be finished by 2012.
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    Wind Farm Pics
    Tue, Feb 22nd, 2011
    posted by Therrin
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Opheliaism on 8/26/2011 12:41 PM.

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  • on Aug 26 11 at 12:41, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on May 25 11 at 16:04, Steed conditionally validated this location
  • on Feb 22 11 at 22:15, Steed conditionally validated this location
  • on Feb 22 11 at 1:10, Therrin made this location available
  • on Feb 22 11 at 1:09, Therrin updated gallery Wind Farm Pics
  • on Feb 22 11 at 1:08, Therrin updated gallery picture wind 1.JPG
  • on Feb 22 11 at 1:07, Therrin added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Feb 22 11 at 1:05, Therrin updated gallery Wind Farm Pics
  • on Feb 22 11 at 1:05, Therrin created a new gallery
  • on Feb 22 11 at 1:04, Therrin updated the main picture
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