Thursday, December 4, 2014
Borrego Springs the Old and the New
The first time we visited Borrego Springs, we noticed an older RV park on Palm Canyon Drive on the left hand side as you drive toward the visitors center,’We were curious about
So yesterday we finally took a drive through this small totally cool park.
Some were plain with little landscaping, most were not
Loved the plants and the privacy
This one was for sale
There were around forty RVs all vintage and most of them looked well loved, I just took the pictures form the car, and didn’t take any when the owners were out side.
When we drove past the airport on the way to town, we immediately noticed the new solar installation on the far side of the airport.
This is the second solar field in Borrego, I believe this is the first stage. These panels are dual axis panels that track the sun. They have an odd finish like an oil slick. And they are huge. There will be 2800 of theses type of panels.
The first solar project which was completed last year is massive, with 102,000 single axis panels that can generate power for 21,000 homes.
The solar plant sells energy to San Diego County.
Naturally these solar fields are not without controversy, some people feel they are a blight on the landscape, and they use a lot of water from an already depleted aquifer, for cleaning the panels.
Progress I guess but I like the vintage RVs,
Jake likes to sleep with his head on the bowls so he doesn’t miss dinner