Small Wind Technologies

small wind turbineSmall wind turbines help an individual or an organization to generate onsite part or all of their own electrical 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’s small wind On-Site Wind Turbine Incentive 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 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 case studies about NYSERDA’s On-Site Wind Turbine Incentive 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..