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Crucial State Incentives for Small Wind Turbines Still Need Work

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified May 17, 2012 01:01 AM
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by Martin Solomon last modified May 16, 2012

Author name:  Martin Solomon Blog Category:  GreenSpec Insights As the small wind turbine market feels the pain of temporary holds on state incentive programs, turbine certification could bring the stability and improve the market’s reputation. New Jersey placed a rebate incentive program on hold due to catastrophic mechanical failures of multiple small wind turbines. Photo Credit: World Future Energy Summit The reputation of the small wind turbine industry has tended to fluctuate as much as the output of some of its turbines. Consumers seeing the benefits of wind as a renewable alternative to fossil fuels have at times been burned by mechanical failures and less-than-expected power production. And on their way to “saving the planet,” some turbine installations have been implicated in numerous bird and bat deaths. While there are numerous financial incentives to install wind, several state incentives have recently been put on temporary hold. These setbacks are potentially the most troubling, as incentives are generally regarded as key to increasing turbine installations. read more





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