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Montezuma Hills Wind Power
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Squirreleen
N 38° 05.822 W 121° 49.113
10S E 603593 N 4217239
Quick Description: A huge wind power development in the Montezuma Hills in Solano. Wind power generates
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 6/1/2008 7:43:12 PM
Waymark Code: WM3XVT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member montythemule
Views: 52

Long Description:
The Solano County Municipal Utility District (SMUD) in California first installed wind generation in 1994. The windmills are located in an area of southern Solano County along the Sacramento Delta that receives intense wind from the heating and cooling differential between the inland valley and the coast. The landscape in the area is typified by rolling grassy hillsides and is generally used for grazing, a land use that is quite compatible with windmils. SMUD generates a sizeable percentage of power from these windmills--up to 39 megawatts of power according to the SMUD estimates.
For more information, see the SMUD web page.
The coordinates for the photo and windmill are for the end of Talbert Lane near the tiny riverfront town of Collinsville.
Purpose: Electricity

Open to the public: yes

Is This Windmill Functional?: Yes!

Windmill Farm: yes

Museum on Site: no

Date of Manufacture: Not listed

Cost: Not Listed

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