Owner Jim Purcell recounted three-year project and his struggle getting zoning approval for the 50kW Entegrity wind turbine that stands 125 feet above his 22,000 square-foot calendar publishing factory. He also explained his business case for the wind turbine, which was compelling.
Utilizing the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008, which allows a 100% depreciation of wind systems in one year, a $25,000 grant from the Indiana Office of Energy and Defense and a $5000 grant from Indianapolis Power and Light, Purcell is anticipating a 7-year payback on his $170,000 investment in clean energy. In Purcell's words, "this is a no-brainer." Thanks in part to his pathfinding, at least four more of these "small wind" systems are in the works in the Indianapolis area.
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