The wind where you are: Tehachapi, Calif.

The wind where you are: Tehachapi, Calif.

Kern County, Calif., known for its large agricultural base, is located in the southern Central Valley. The county is home to more than 661,000 residents and is a significant producer of wind turbine power.

Located in Kern County, Tehachapi is well known for development in both big and small wind. The Tehachapi Pass Wind farm has been operating since the early 1980s. Additionally, at the Home Depot store located on 507 North Mill Street, Southwest Windpower’s Skystream 3.7 is available for purchase.

According to AWEA, California’s ranks third in the nation in overall wind installation, behind Texas and Iowa. The wind resource in California is 34,1000 MW (at 80 meters) and in the Tehachapi valley area, wind speeds can average around 17 miles per hour!

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