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
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.
The above simulation should show a row of red flashing blinking lights. If the lights are not blinking go to the bottom of page for instructions or view video of this page here.
preferred night time view going
north Route 87 without
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.
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.
These particular ones 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 but 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 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 next one is at I-10 at Garnet looking northwest.
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.
This next video shows a wind farm in Lubboc, Texas. It's one of the largest farms in the USA.
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.
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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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