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Photo Friday: Moon rise behind the San Gorgonio Pass Wind Farm


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This photo of the San Gorgonio Pass Wind Farm was taken five years ago – on January 10, 2009 – on a windy evening on Snow Creek Road. It was used later that month in an article focused on President Obama’s renewable energy goals.

Photo credit: Photo by Chuck Coker and found using Creative Commons.

Melissa C. Lott About the Author: An engineer and researcher who works at the intersection of energy, environment, technology, and policy. Follow on Twitter @mclott.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.





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  1. 1. Uncle.Al 11:38 am 01/10/2014

    What is the total observed output vs. nameplate capacity over the past five years? If it is Officially over 50%, Uncle Al will send you an all-day sucker.

    Obamunism says, “Hodie mihi, cras tibi.”

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  2. 2. cora era 3:03 pm 01/10/2014

    I currently enjoy your Scientific America Magazine, I am sure I will enjoy the on line experience.

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