Thursday, 30 March 2017 19:15

The Windmills of Palm Springs

Written by Jeff Shotwell
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Alternative renewable energy sources are needed more than ever, and windmills in Palm Springs are addressing that need.

The San Gorgonio wind farm, an ideal location due to the windy conditions in the San Gorgonio Pass, built its first windmills in the 1980s. Today it hosts over 4,000 wind turbines, which supply enough electricity for all of Coachella Valley and Palm Springs.

Seeing these wind turbines in person is an awesome experience - standing at a height of up to 150-feet tall with blades the length of half a football field, these slim, light-looking turbines actually weigh up to 45,000 pounds.

You can get behind the fences to explore wind farms up close and learn things you never knew about this renewable energy source when you book a tour. Palm Springs Windmill Tours, for example, will introduce you to the latest wind power technology, let you touch historic windmills, take you onto the actual working windmill farm so you can feel the power of these working machines, enjoy renewable energy exhibits and more.

Windfarm Tours, also located in Palm Springs, takes you through a field of 20-story wind turbines and explores the history of wind power, from its first generation to the current technology. Besides learning about various forms of eco-friendly power, you'll also find out more ways you can become more environmentally friendly in your everyday life.

These are just a couple of the windmill tours that are available. At ModMansions, we not only provide a luxury home that will make your stay special, we can also help you find local attractions that will add another dimension to your Palm Springs visit.

WHERE TO STAY?

ModMansions offers the best Palm Springs Rentals available and all of our properties have been remodeled for today's traveler. Check out our Palm Springs vacation homes and Palm Springs luxury vacation rentals and give us a call to book your incredible Palm Springs getaway today - (760) 209-4311

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