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Small Wind Technologies

Using Wind to Power Your Home, Farm, Building, or Business

Small wind turbines help an individual or an organization to generate electricity to cover part or all of their needs.

Installing a small wind turbine can save you money, but is not a good fit for all situations. If you are interested in a wind energy system for your home, farm, building, or organization, consider the following basic requirements:

  • At least 1 acre of available land
  • Appropriate annual wind speed determined by analysis
  • Approval from your local building inspector for construction of a tower
  • Your commitment of time and money

NYSERDA has established a long-term commitment to wind energy, which has made NYSERDA the national leader in the development of its incentive program. By investing in wind energy, New York State has given consumers the ability to choose their energy source and take control of their carbon footprints.

NYSERDA’s On-Site Wind Turbine Program can provide you with all of the support and information you need, including a list of wind system installers in your area who participate in NYSERDA’s cash incentive program. A wind system installer can be your partner in the journey from information gathering and site assessment, all the way through to installation and post-installation monitoring.

Read Frequently Asked Questions [PDF] and Success Stories about NYSERDA’s On-Site Wind Turbine Program.

NYSERDA also has a Large Wind Farm Program.

The Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy website is a good source of information about small wind turbinesLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. and distributed windLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page..

Last Updated: 08/14/2014
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How To Participate

  • The On-Site Wind Turbine Incentive Program is a first-come, first-served open enrollment program, where the Participating Eligible Installer submits your application
  • Choose a Participating Eligible Installer to perform your installation, then make arrangements with them to:
    • Inspect your location for sizing, and placement
    • Provide a quote
    • Assist with paperwork for applying to the program
    • Assist with obtaining local approval for the installation
    • Perform the installation
  • Visit PON 2439 to view program requirements.
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Who Can Participate

You must pay into the System Benefits Charge

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Who To Contact

Mark Mayhew
Project Manager

518-862-1090, Ext 3319

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