Wind/Solar Farms And The Mojave
How Do Wind/Solar Farms Affect The Mojave Desert?
How Would The Desert Ecosystem Change Due To Wind And Solar Farms?
Wind and solar farms have the potential to disrupt the migratory patterns of mammals such as the big horned sheep. They could also could alter the flow of water across the land, and solar panels that use chemical dust suppressors would make it difficult for plants to photosynthesize.
Why Does The Mojave Desert Ecosystem Matter?
Desert ecosystems are remarkably diverse environments that are home to many different plant and animal species such as the giant tortose, the wild, burro, the wild horse, the juniper tree, the yucca plant, and sage brush to name a few. The Mojave desert should remain a pristine and well-protected wilderness area.
Where Should Solar Panels And Wind Farms Be Put Instead?
Wind farms and solar panel would be better suited to places such as degraded farm land, or (for solar panels) the tops of buildings where they would receive the most energy from the sun.