Depending on where you live, the cost of installing and operating a wind turbine can be significantly reduced with government or local incentives, tax rebates, grants and Feed-in Tariffs. These can differ widely internationally and regionally.
Some information can be found below. For more detail on the schemes that are available to you, contact us or your local Evance Reseller who can advise on available grants and incentives, as well as provide information on how you may be able to sell any excess power you generate.
Residents of England, Scotland & Wales, who have installed renewable energy technologies, including a small wind turbine, have been entitled to claim a Feed-in Tariff (FIT) on qualifying products since 1st April 2010.
This is a tariff for the generation of renewable energy.
The rate for the Evance R9000 small wind turbine is 21.65 pence per kWh generated (from 1st April 2013). Increased revenue can be received by selling surplus energy back to the grid / distribution network operator at an additional 4.64pence per kWh (from 1st April 2013).
Once a system has been registered, the tariff levels are guaranteed for the period of the tariff and index-linked. Also, for individuals this income is tax free and for businesses this investment will qualify for 'writing down' allowances.
To qualify for FiTs it is necessary to install a Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) approved turbine which must be installed by a MCS approved installer.
The Evance R9000 was one of the first small wind turbines to be fully certified under the MCS scheme in July 2010. Evance Wind Turbines is a certified MCS installer.
For further information please visit the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) web site.
In the USA, a federal-level investment tax credit (ITC) of 30% is available to help consumers purchase small wind turbines.
Many states have additional funding and grant opportunities. For example, on 5th April 2011, wind energy tax credits received approval from the Iowa Senate. The credits would be equal to 30% of the cost of construction or installation, subject to a maximum credit of $15,000 for commercial or agricultural construction.
The DSIRE (Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency) web site is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility and federal incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency.
The R9000 has received full certification from the US Small Wind Certification Council (SWCC) ... read more
For Canada, the Canadian Wind Energy Association’s web site includes information on incentives.
Subsides for renewable energy produced in Portugal have now been confirmed. Energy generated from the wind can be sold at 0.32 € / kWh in the first eight years.
Example: with 5 m/s AMWS a R9000 turbine generates 9,167kWh per ann, and when connected to the grid and eligible for subside, will result in an annual income of €2.809,60