Chevelon Butte wind project would add at least 175 red lights for aviation warning blinking all night long many of which would be visible from Mogollon Ranch properties and many many miles all around in every direction

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Wind farming causes blight and wastes energy. A wind farm of 175 turbines covering 48 square miles is being proposed for Arizona above the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest south of Winslow. The developer provides some simulation of how the farm could look during the day but not at night. Here is my simulation of how Mogollon Ranch area drive up Route 87 would look like at night with S Power wind energy project installed. These lights would be visible to over a million acres all around in every direction.


 



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 The above simulation should show a row of red flashing blinking lights. If the lights are not blinking go to the bottom of page or here for instructions or view video of this page here.

preferred night time view going north Route 87 without windmills

I have also created a page with exactly 175 flashing red lights in simulation here

Wind farms look HORRIBLE at night so I thought it important to provide an attempt at presenting this blight cast on the night sky. Although these dots are large and not to scale they do indicate very well how bad the views look at night as the mandatory aviation warning lights stand out in the dark.

simulations during the day can be seen here

In Palm Springs and Desert Hot Springs there are various farms and I have seen these red lights flash in synchronyzation and other times I have seen them in quite a random pattern of incessant flashing very bright. Whether synchronized or not they destroy the serenity of the night sky for those on land for hundreds of thousands even millions of acres all around. Here is short video showing a very small section of these flashing red lights driving south just off route 62 approaching interstate 10. They are distracting and annoying.

 

Where I live in Morongo Valley there is a communications tower that when I moved here the bulb was out, it was so serene, it's very dark out here at night. Then they replaced the bulb and even just that one flashing red light is annoying and changed the feel of the area here at night.

Being that transmission towers provide so much in return for those around them in the community in communications this trade off is fair, but with wind farming which wastes energy this trade off is not acceptable. When I drive down the hill to Palm Springs OMG there are many hundreds of these lights flashing at the wind farms there. The Chevelon Butte wind project would add close to 200.

Here is a view of the farms below where I live just down the hill.

image credit William Wolf

In the video you can see cars traveling Route 62.

This is BLACK ENERGY that uses up all your green tax dollars.

Looking east in the morning just to the south of Interstate 10 on the way to Palm Springs we see how there is haze yet these are very visible.

Notice the high power lines. These do not ruin a complete horizon like wind turbines. This morning sun from the east lights up the opposite side of the wind mills thus they stand out at times more shadow like. In the images provided by S Power in their daytime simulation I believe they should look a bit more like this as the image that looks at Chevelon Butte toward the south would likely have sun more from behind the farm and thus they would be a bit shadowed like this and not blend in with the haze. This is a real image not a simulation here. It is a real ugly wind farm that an investment broker told me 22 years ago is a scam as they all depend on tax subsidies to function.

Here you can see how they can appear both grey and stark white. These are adjacent to the Interstate 10 in Palm Springs.

Interstate 10 wind turbines

 Here's one in another part of the world that I guess is a "No Hunting No Shooting" farm. View in precise detail very high resolution - click on this smaller image. This is about how Chevelon Butte wind farm could look from a certain angle. It shows a much better representation as compared to the simulations presented by proposed project developer where you can see how the turbines get outlined by shadowing. This helps us see how they really stand out even in haze background.


photo by Gerald Duff

In North Carolina the Amazon Wind Project has 104 turbines stretching out in the distance. Wind farms are ruining America's countryside.

 The ones on Interstate 10 in Palm Springs along with the many others that are seen on this highway can be extremely disorienting when driving especially when you encounter these for the first time. The spinning blades are like when your kids are waving their hands around in front of you trying to get your attention when you are watching TV. Actually it's more like a full school of children there at your house floating and spinning in circles, but then imagine that while driving. I believe this distraction has caused some horrible accidents on this highway. Wind farms should never be built anywhere near where vehicles travel at high speeds for that reason alone.

this is Palm Springs!

This next one is facing south east in this same spot looking towards the city of Palm Springs which is within walking distance. This could be how Chevelon Butte could look.

THIS is how Chevelon Butte could look 

This next one is at I-10 at Garnet looking northwest.

wind farm located at I-10 and Garnet Avenue in California Palm Springs area

Here is a view of the unspoiled beauty of the area where wind farms are not located. If you turn around about 180 degrees from this spot you would see wind farms. In person these views are most stunning awe inspiring breath taking gorgeous and serenity inducing. Consider how much energy serenity saves.

unspoiled views off Route 62 in Desert Hot Springs

There are some homes on this hill to the right that have to see the wind farms. Their view uphill to the west is incredible and to the north they are close to a hill. To the south and south east they see wind farm blight amongst city lights at night and wind farm blight that stands out in day.

This next video shows a wind farm in Lubboc, Texas. It's one of the largest farms in the USA.

image credit Sommer Browning

Here is an animation that is from an company that has yet another industrialist "solution" to this problem of light pollution which of course relies on more fossil fuel energy dependent devices to build, manage, and maintain the system. It gives the viewer an idea of how these look at night from various angles. The video seems to claim that these lights can then be off except when the radar spots an aircraft approaching.

It's still bad, even worse.

When the lights are steady all night long you get a little more used to them. With this so called smart system that only goes on when aircraft approaches you can be driving or sitting at home and suddenly these lights go on like crazy. It's on par with those loud FTC warning alerts now pumped into your cell phone that suddenly startle you telling you about the weather and such but instead using strobe lights.

Here is one showing a mere two lights from turbines blinking through the woods. Notice how stark and annoying a mere two lights flashing can be.

A simple search shows how disgusting Earth's landscapes and seascapes have become due to these farms and the lies about climate. The are all taking your tax dollars and making feeding industrailists. They are not saving the planet.

Since I do not have tax payer dollars flowing freely into my bank account for a more professional presentation this is the best I can do at the moment in attempting to present how HORRIBLE these farms look at night. I will add more as I am able to capture other viewscapes at night and day.

wind energy draws power from the grid all night long to power these lights

wind energy also draws power from the grid when it makes the blades spin during no wind periods in order to keep them from freezing up!

these are HUGE motors drawing power from the grid which is powered by coal, natural gas, and oil

they also USE ENERGY when they have to power the braking mechanism to keep the blades from spinning too fast which would cause the turbines to explode in stronger winds drawing power from the grid which contributes to global warming if there is such a thing without equal and opposite consistent global cooling from space which is 465 degrees below zero

on June 21st 2019 the longest day of the year I witnessed about 80% of these monstrosities in Palm Springs and Desert Hot Springs sitting idle while winds were whipping strongly blowing a lot of dust that day, energy from the grid was being used to brake the blades from spinning during a time where we have been conditioned to believe that they would be producing endless amounts of energy

 

wind farms waste energy

 

chevelonbuttewind.horsepower.net

 

The red flashing lights on top of wind mills keep flashing incessantly.

They draw power from the grid.

They use nuclear power, natural gas, coal, and whatever energy keeps the grid full of the power we need reliably to keep them lit.

Wind energy is not stored in batteries and for safety reasons the FAA requires red flashing lights on the tops of these wind turbines.

They have destroyed the night time view scape from Desert Hot Springs looking toward Palm Springs and in many other communities where wind turbines have been erected.

Some people prefer the landscape free of windmills. If we really need to save energy make cities start turning off their excessive street lighting but in all reality since wind farms waste energy more than they create it, and are inextricably tied to the use of fossil fuels and oil, none of these should ever be built.

 

Windmill horrors! Safety break malfunctions in high wind and turbine explodes

 

daytime view S Power simulation page

 

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note about gif animation - if you are not seeing the windmill lights blink it may be a setting in your Firefox browser

to fix this in Mozilla Suite and Firefox do the following

in the bar where you type in websites type in about:config, hit enter, then accept the risk, there really is no risk if you do exactly what is stated here

next scroll down the page to find image.animation_mode

look at the value column which needs to read "normal" for the mode for you to see animated gif images like these blinking lights

highlight that line for image.animation_mode by pointing your curser on it and double click

this opens up a dialog box and there you can enter in the correct term "normal" in that box

click on the OK box and you are set

the choices of what you can put in that box are

none - prevents any animation of gifs

once - will play it animated once then stop

normal - will play the animation repeatedly

 

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