25 Jan '16, 12pm

Small-Scale Wind Hopes to Follow Solar’s Footsteps-Subtitle: https://t.co/52DpuY1DpA

Small-Scale Wind Hopes to Follow Solar’s Footsteps-Subtitle: https://t.co/52DpuY1DpA

United Wind is hoping to do for small-scale wind what third-party installers already have done for solar. The Brooklyn, New York, company has raised $200 million in equity funding that will allow it to expand into markets beyond New York, offering rural customers 20-year leases on wind turbines rated at 100 kilowatts or less. That kind of output may be tiny in comparison with the megawatt-sized turbines in utility-sized wind farms, but it's enough to provide a competitive alternative to grid electricity, according to an article posted at Greentech Media. Leased wind turbines often lower monthly electric bills by about 20% over the life of the lease, Greentech Media said. The business model has been a huge success for solar installers such as SolarCity, extending the reach of distributed solar far beyond what it would have been with homeowner-owned systems alone. Homeowners...

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