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The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority has extended its wind incentives for six months and added $1.4 million to the program after receiving a record number of applications, including three recently approved for the Rochester region.
The three Rochester-area projects include CuPerk Realty LLC in Henrietta, which received $35,000 for on-site wind power.
The two others are farms in Genesee County. Wayne E. Phelps Enterprises Inc. was approved for $156,000. The Ledge Farms was approved for $154,000. Both are in Basom in the town of Alabama.
NYSERDA has provided $3.6 million in incentives for 33 projects since the program began last October, officials said. The incentives have leveraged $5.2 million in private investment in residential-based wind power.
NYSERDA has offered wind incentives since 2008, with this year’s program receiving a record 33 applications.
The program helps qualified property owners install wind turbines to generate electricity by providing for some 30 percent of purchase and installation costs, officials said.
Homeowners, farmers, businesses and municipalities are eligible to apply, officials said.
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