While solar has been all the rage for a few years now wind power is following close behind. The Paris Climate Summit was a clear success, even though it comes a bit late in the game. So now we have to hustle. We are putting more solar panels on our house in the spring so we can be net zero and the solar energy covers our entire energy consumption - our current array covers 45%.
According to the Scientific American it was announced yesterday that the highly appealing 30% tax credit for solar and wind installations (on parts and labor!), that was supposed to run out at the end of 2016, has been extended through the end of the decade for now. This is a huge incentive in combination with state tax credits and NYSERDA credits (for those who live in NY, as each state has different incentives).
Wind power will now be following in solar's foot steps for homes, small businesses and farms. The NY Times just reported that small rooftop wind turbines are being installed along the same model as residential rooftop solar panels, many of them in leased deals.
Go for it, whether solar or wind!