EDPR Wind Farm
California | Rising Tree

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  • Farm Facts

    Farm Fact #1

    Energy Output

    Rising Tree Wind Farm has an installed capacity of 198 megawatts (MW) — enough to power approximately 92,000 average California homes.

    Enough to power approximately

    92,000 Homes

    Farm Fact #2

    Benefits to the Community

    Rising Tree Wind Farm yields significant economic benefits to the community in the form of payments to landowners, local spending, and annual community investment.

    Rising Tree represents a capital investment of approximately $336 million and has disbursed $17.5 million in cumulative payments to local governments through 2019. The project created 139 full-time equivalent jobs during construction as well as 13 permanent jobs. Through 2019, approximately $55.1 million has been spent within 50 miles of the wind farm.

    Farm Fact #3

    Benefits to the Environment

    Rising Tree Wind Farm saves more than 352 million gallons of water each year and displaces carbon emissions from fossil fuel power plants, a major contributor to climate change. Wind energy also enhances air quality by helping to mitigate the health effects of harmful air pollutants.

    Gallons Saved

    352 Million

    Gallons of Water Saved Each Year

    Farm Fact #4


    Rising Tree Wind Farm is compatible with other land uses and provides a stable form of income to local landowners. More than $34.7 million has been paid to the wind farm’s landowners through 2019. These supportive landowners participate in long-term lease and easement agreements that cover turbines, access roads, and transmission corridors.

    Farm Fact #5


    Modern wind turbine generators are sophisticated, high-tech machines designed to capture the kinetic energy of the wind and convert it into electricity. A turbine’s blades capture the wind and rotate an internal shaft connected to a gearbox spinning a generator to produce electricity. Tubular steel towers support a hub with three attached blades and a nacelle, which houses the shaft, gearbox, generator, and controls. Wind measurements are collected to automatically rotate the turbine to face the strongest wind and angle, or “pitch,” its blades to optimize the energy captured. Electricity must be produced at just the right frequency and voltage to be compatible with the utility grid.

    Rising Tree I Wind Farm consists of 24 Vestas V112 3.3 MW wind turbines, Rising Tree II Wind Farm consists of 6 Vestas V112 3.3 MW wind turbines, and Rising Tree III Wind Farm consists of 30 Vestas V112 3.3 MW wind turbines.

    Contact Us

    15600 67th Street West
    Mojave, CA 93501

    T: 661.221.8762