You see these white behemoths while driving out to Palm Springs, or in recent movies depicting a desert drive to Vegas.
Recently, I decided to get a close up look at these "green power" mills and was surprised to see how large they really are. The larger mills, as pictured, are over 20 stories tall and have blades that reach over 150 feet! And there are hundreds of them. It's like a forest of windmills in the desert. In some ways they are an eyesore--at best they are interesting to look at. But as the pressure mounts to produce more clean power, I'm afraid more and more of these windmills will pop up. Here's the good news: One of these wind mills can produce enough electricity in one hour to power up an average home for one month. Not bad….