I had never been to the Beekman Hotel, scarcely even knew where it was, when I went with colleagues to its fabulous bar after work on the evening of December 30th.
The building has a storied past in California Power and architecture.
The next morning we took a tour of a wind farm in the Coachella Valley. Our expert guide educated us on the history of wind farming, the Coachella Valley’s natural advantages, how windmills work and the equipment used to convert wind energy into electricity used on Southern California’s grid.
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