Wind Power

Wind turbines can generate clean, renewable power in rural locations that are very windy.

Small Wind Turbines (50 kW and smaller)

Small wind turbines can help power rural homes, farms, ranches and businesses that have wide-open spaces where the wind can blow freely.

Community Wind, Commercial-scale Wind (100 kW and larger)

Larger wind projects can be developed and owned by a community or by a commercial developer to offset a facility’s electricity use or sell power directly to the utility.

  1. Give us a call.

  2. Determine your wind speed.

  3. Select your wind turbine.

  4. Apply for Energy Trust incentives.

Project Development Assistance

Energy Trust provides support for expert project development assistance including, but not limited to, grant writing assistance, feasibility studies, final design, permitting, utility interconnection and construction management. We may pay up to 50 percent of the cost of hiring an outside consultant to provide expert assistance for these activities, up to a maximum of $200,000.

Project development assistance forms

  • Form 910E (PDF | Doc): Project Enrollment Application
  • Form 930RF (PDF | Doc): Request for Funding

Installation Incentives

Incentive levels are based on a project’s cost in comparison to the market value of the energy produced, called above-market cost. There is no cap or fixed percentage of the amount of above-market costs we will pay. In return for our funding contribution, we ask for a negotiated share of the project’s Renewable Energy Certificates, which are held in trust for the ratepayers who contribute to Energy Trust.

Incentives are subject to funding availability and may change.

Eligible Turbines

To be eligible for Energy Trust incentives, wind turbines models must be listed on the Interstate Turbine Advisory Council Unified List of Wind Turbines.

Manufacturer/TurbineModelRatings at 11m/s (kW)1Annual Energy at 5m/s (≈11mph)(kWh)2
Pika EnergyPika T7011.52.420
XzeresSkystream2.13,420
EvereadyKestrel e400nb2.53,930
Endurance Wind PowerS3435.338,9103
BergeyExcel 65.59,920
Bergey WindpowerExcel 108.913,800
Osiris 109.823,704
Xzeres44210.416,900
Endurance Wind PowerE-3120 3 phase574114,9004
Endurance Wind Power E-3120 single phase48.3114,9004
Northern Power SystemsNPS100844170,0004
VergnetGEV MP242.8

1 As listed on ITAC website unless noted
2 As certified by SWCC or Microgeneration Certification Scheme unless noted
3 Power performance test report submitted to SWCC Aug 2012
4 Published manufacturer specifications as of Aug 2012

Other Resources

 

Energy Trust does not endorse any particular manufacturer, contractor or product in promoting its programs. The fact that the names of particular manufacturers, contractors, products or systems may appear on this page or elsewhere in Energy Trust program materials does not constitute an endorsement. Manufacturers, contractors, products or systems not mentioned are not implied to be unsuitable or defective in any way. Energy Trust is not responsible for assuring that the design, engineering, or construction of any wind system project is proper or complies with any particular laws, regulations, codes, licensing, certification and permit requirements, or industry standards. Energy Trust does not make any representations of any kind regarding the results to be achieved by any eligible turbine listed or any wind energy system or the adequacy or safety of such measures.

Questions? Need Help? Contact Us.

We’re here to help you assess if you might have a viable wind power project and discuss what incentives may be available. Contact Lily Xu at 503.205.0975.

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