Giant Solar project , El Homeport back from the dead and a 4 lane toll road to the border!

Jungle Jim

Well Known Member
Just wait till the tree huggers, wimps and whiners get a whiff of this not to be ever developed fiasco.

That area south east of PP is some of the last unaltered habitat of the endangered Flat-Tailed Horned Lizard, Phrynosoma mcallii.

Almost every attempt to develop anything within the range of that Horny Toad has met with a dead end. Even here in Yuma anything ever planned in the last twenty years that even borders their habitat is automatically toast to include the Marine Corps base MCAS Yuma. If the required environmental impact teams even spot one of those lizards you can shit can any plans.

They are actually quite common although rarely seen on the sandy flats behind the beaches from Bahia San Jorge on south east to Puerto Lobos. Their actual numbers can be estimated by their poop. They only eat ants and can't digest the hard shelled skins so leave black one inch long lozenge shaped poops that contain 100% ant skeletons that lie scattered around their home habitat. They are the only lizards beside the Fringe-Toed Sand Lizard that inhabit the huge barren dunes of the Desierto Altar from the border down to Puerto Lobos.

They prefer the soft blow sand where they seem to "swim" into the drifts by swinging their heads back and forth while pushing along with their back legs. They are always common where the Giant Kangaroo Rats have colonies as they use the big openings of their burrows as easy escape form predators and the heat.

Still waiting for the dredging to begin at "El Home Port" for those cruise liners to tie up to the dock rather than shuttle passengers all day long.

JJ
 
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MIRAMAR

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I wonder who is, going to clean all those panels -especially after we get a storm like we had on New Years Eve!
 

Jungle Jim

Well Known Member
The same guys that keep the windows on the Mayan Palace so sparkling clean!

By the way whatever happened to the "largest-to-be-in-Latin-America wind farm plans in the same area as reported in detail by Jerry last year?

Jerry??

JJ
 

Old55

Well Known Member
The same guys that keep the windows on the Mayan Palace so sparkling clean!

By the way whatever happened to the "largest-to-be-in-Latin-America wind farm plans in the same area as reported in detail by Jerry last year?

Jerry??

JJ
Jj the Spanish solar farms ( Acciona Energía) are esting their lunch.They cant compete. Sad to say the new federal plan favors CFE overr private companies and that might get us a shiny new nuclear power plant .
 

joester

2 salty dawgs
We drive by the Townsite Solar project in Boulder City, Nevada quite often. The world needs more successful solar projects like that one. I have my doubts about the solar project mentioned above ever being completed. I do expect some land may be cleared, and then a few people will pocket some money and disappear, then nothing. SOS.
 

joanC

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Although they advertise 1000 mwh, the maximum it can ever produce is 26%, or 260 mwh, which is higher than anything north of latitude 31.
 

Jungle Jim

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You are spot on Joester.....

The land cleared and leveled to sanitary conditions less the sand hummocks, native vegetation and animals. The then barren ground grided off, a few thousand wood stakes with bright colored ribbons that become termite fodder after a few rains. Nice graded arrow straight dirt roads that kind of disappear after more rains and blow sand accumulation. Complete blight of noxious non-native weeds that offer nothing to the original inhabitants that survived quite well for thousands of years. Bye bye the Mexican Cameleon and Lararto de las Dunas as well as Senior Giant Kangaroo Rat and Seniorita Silky Pocket Mouse. No mas Monkey Faced Grasshoppers? We don't need no stinking hoppers anyway.

Oh well, we will be out there pulling up the stakes for kindling in our fire pit in Mirador.

JJ
 
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Old55

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You are spot on Joester.....

The land cleared and leveled to sanitary conditions less the sand hummocks, native vegetation and animals. The then barren ground grided off, a few thousand wood stakes with bright colored ribbons that become termite fodder after a few rains. Nice graded arrow straight dirt roads that kind of disappear after more rains and blow sand accumulation. Complete blight of noxious non-native weeds that offer nothing to the original inhabitants that survived quite well for thousands of years. Bye bye the Mexican Cameleon and Lararto de las Dunas as well as Senior Giant Kangaroo Rat and Seniorita Silky Pocket Mouse. No mas Monkey Faced Grasshoppers? We don't need no stinking hoppers anyway.

Oh well, we will be out there pulling up the stakes for kindling in our fire pit in Mirador.

JJ
chromated copper arsenate treated stakes makes Smores taste funny
 

dirtsurfer

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You are spot on Joester.....

The land cleared and leveled to sanitary conditions less the sand hummocks, native vegetation and animals. The then barren ground grided off, a few thousand wood stakes with bright colored ribbons that become termite fodder after a few rains. Nice graded arrow straight dirt roads that kind of disappear after more rains and blow sand accumulation. Complete blight of noxious non-native weeds that offer nothing to the original inhabitants that survived quite well for thousands of years. Bye bye the Mexican Cameleon and Lararto de las Dunas as well as Senior Giant Kangaroo Rat and Seniorita Silky Pocket Mouse. No mas Monkey Faced Grasshoppers? We don't need no stinking hoppers anyway.

Oh well, we will be out there pulling up the stakes for kindling in our fire pit in Mirador.

JJ
Pre-riding the Baja 1000 once, we stopped and spent the night in San Juanico-Scorpion Bay to the Americans. I was shocked to see a fairly large wind farm that provided electricity to this remote small place. This was about 10 years ago.

In Arizona, The Navajos, who have now lost two coal fired plants and the resultant employment and income have recently signed deals with SRP to install large PV & wind electrical generating stations. This I view as positive as they have a lot of barren land, a lot of sun and a lot of wind.
 

dirtsurfer

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Forum Supporter
Jj the Spanish solar farms ( Acciona Energía) are esting their lunch.They cant compete. Sad to say the new federal plan favors CFE overr private companies and that might get us a shiny new nuclear power plant .
One of my ideas many years ago was to lease cheap land in the Gila Bend area, install my own solar farm and then sell the power back to the utilities. Great idea that churned profits except it is against the law to become your own utility in Arizona and the corrupt Arizona Corporation Committee keeps reducing the net-metering payments from utilities to rooftop producers. I dream of a day when we all can cut the electrical utilities loose, produce & store all the power we need at home and on our buildings and flip a bird to using anyone’s electricity except what you produce yourself.
 
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