Issue Section:Solar Scenery
Keywords:wind power, photography, optical images, identification
Topics:Optical images, Photography, Wind energy, Wind power
All photographs were taken at the Indian Mesa II (now Desert Sky) wind farm near Iraan, Texas. Mesa (according to Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary) is defined as: a usually isolated hill having steeply sloping sides and a level top.
Clockwise from upper left:
The sun rises behind two turbines on Indian Mesa.
Low lying morning fog is a frequent occurrence on the mesas in southwest Texas.
Storms move through the area frequently and rapidly.
The view from the top of a nacelle gives a sense of the scale of the development.
Several of the mesas near Indian Mesa also host wind farms.
(The morning fog photograph was taken by the late Buddy Slaughter. All of the other photographs were taken by Mace Hooley of Crane, Texas.)