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Small Wind

Small Wind Energy Systems (Wind Turbines) contain electric generators that convert the power of the wind into clean, emissions-free power for individual homes, farms, and businesses. In most areas of the country small turbines may be suitable for owners with as little as one acre of land , and some designs may even be suitable for roof-mounting in certain urban environments.

Pricing, Financing & Benefits

  • System Pricing

    • Prices vary significantly by:
      • Type of wind turbine;
      • Type of installation (roof mounted or pole mounted);
      • Cost of permits.
    • Residential wind turbine systems can cost between $8,000 to $50,000, before rebates, tax credits and other incentives
      • Turbines and equipment costs can range from $5,000 - $30,000
      • Installation cost can be an additional $3,000-$10,000
    • The cost of the system can be reduced by up to 50% through rebates and tax credits
  • Tax Incentives and Rebates

    • The Federal government allows homeowners and commercial property owners to deduct 30% of the net cost of the system from their income taxes. This tax break is available through 2016.
    • Some states offer rebates and other incentives to purchase a small / micro-wind turbine system.
    • Combined, these federal and state tax rebates and incentives may reduce the cost of a wind system by up to 50%.
  • Savings, Benefits, and Returns

    • Annual returns on investments range from 10%-20%.
    • Wind-generated electricity protect homeowners and business owners against rising energy prices.
  • Financing Options

    There are several options available to you to finance an investment in small wind system:

    • Home equity or other collateralized loans
    • Subsidized loans
    • PACE program loans (available only in some communities)
    • Peer-to-Peer loans
    • Specialized loans
    For a detailed discussion, refer to our Financing Options page or search for banks and leasings companies that provide financing.