Before and after Google Earth images show the Cinco, CA site of many images featured in the 'If You Lived Here You'd Be Home By Now' series. The trailers and other structures were torn down in late 2011.
The 1240-acre property off Highway 14 north of Mojave, CA was bought by Beacon Solar, LLC to install a 250-megawatt concentrated solar electric generating facility. Here is a LINK to a fact sheet about the project.
Site prior to 2012. Originally a farm, note the large area below and right cleared for alfalfa cultivation.
Trailers on right were used to house farm workers. Images from the Cinco, CA trailers can be seen HERE:
Screen capture from this morning shows the buildings cleared to make way for the new solar plant.
Many green energy projects are planned for our deserts. This one will change the face of the Mojave for decades to come.
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