Montezuma Hills Wind Turbines

It’s a late-October morning in the Montezuma Hills of southern Solano County, California. It’s windy here. It’s ALWAYS windy here. Maybe that’s why there are so few people and so many wind turbines. The new turbines currently being erected here are about 80 meters (over 260 feet) high at the hub. The nacelle (generator housing) is the size of a large truck. The rotors sweep through an area nearly two acres in size. It’s hard to convey just how huge these things are in photos of a landscape with almost no trees.

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About Tim Messick

Photographer, cartographer, and botanist/naturalist. Home is in Davis, California. Home-away-from-home is the eastern Sierra Nevada. Compiling a flora of the Bodie Hills.
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