NV Energy Inc. is offering cash incentives to farmers and ranchers to offset the costs of installing wind or hydro power generating sources.
Officials say the new WindGenerations and HydroGenerations programs are an expansion of the company’s solar program that provides cash incentives to offset costs for installation of solar panels.
Similar incentives are already provided to all utility customers who install wind turbines.
Company officials say the rebates can offset up to 60 percent of the cost of the installed system.
HydroGenerations incentives for agricultural customers are paid by NV Energy according to the size of system installed.
Associated Press – http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2009/03/04/ap6126784.html