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MOJAVE DESERT IN TRANSITION - NOW!

March 13, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

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.

 

Google Earth - Cinco, CA - Overview 1Google Earth - Cinco, CA - Overview 1Screen capture Feb 2012
Trailers/Buildings appear in 'If You Lived Here' Cinco, CA images.

Site prior to 2012. Originally a farm, note the large area below and right cleared for alfalfa cultivation.

 

Google Earth - Cinco, CA - Overview 4Google Earth - Cinco, CA - Overview 4Screen capture Mar 2014

Trailers/buildings removed to make way for Beacon Solar Plant.

 Trailers on right were used to house farm workers. Images from the Cinco, CA trailers can be seen HERE:

Google Earth - Cinco, CA - Overview 2Google Earth - Cinco, CA - Overview 2Screen capture Feb 2012
Trailers/Buildings appear in 'If You Lived Here' Cinco, CA images.

Screen capture from this morning shows the buildings cleared to make way for the new solar plant.

Google Earth - Cinco, CA - Overview 3Google Earth - Cinco, CA - Overview 3Screen capture Mar 2014

Trailers/buildings removed to make way for Beacon 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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