Global WarmingWind Farms Tehachapi Mountains, California
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Alta Wind Energy Center (AWEC), also known as Mojave Wind Farm, is the third largest onshore wind energy project in the world. The Alta Wind Energy Center is a wind farm located in Tehachapi Pass of the Tehachapi Mountains, in Kern County, California. As of 2013, it is the largest wind farm in the United States,with a combined installed capacity of 1,547 MW (2,075,000 hp). The project, being developed near Tehachapi Pass Wind Farm— site of the first large-scale wind farms installed in the U.S. in the 1970s and 1980s—is "a powerful illustration of the growing size and scope of modern wind projects
00:00:00 - Time lapse of clouds moving across blue sky with bright sun.
Wind farm - various wide and medium and close up shots of the wind farm with hills behind it
Train carrying container cars travels in foreground. WInd turbines in background.
00:02:15 - good shots of turbines on various hills in the desert, some shots with transmission lines
00:03:15 - nice close ups of wind turbines
00:03:25 - low angles with green desert foliage (cactus) in foreground and wind turbines in background on hill
00:04:24 - CU of Union Pacific railroad car parked in foreground with wind turbines seen rising behind it (road sign says No Parking)
good shot of traffic on highway with large wind turbines rotating in background
00:06:20 - beauty shots of desert plants/foliage
00:06:35 - wide shots of traffic on highway
00:06:47 - more wind turbines
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