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 turbines and distributed wind.