Wind for Farms, Wind for Homes
Kurt and Cathy Schmitt
Producing 84% of their power with windRead their story
LOCKING IN ENERGY PRICES“The rates just seem to keep going up,” said Rich Doody, “they don’t seem to go the other way.” Having operated a dairy farm in Central New York for many years, the Doody Brothers, Ed, Rich, and Kevin, know how quickly your business’ bottom line can change when a commodity’s price fluctuates. To regain control of their energy spending at home, each of the brothers knew that a WindLease was the right choice for them due the 20 year production guarantee and maintenance coverage.
HARNESSING THE LOCAL RESOURCE
“It’s always windy here,” said New York resident Kurt Schmitt, “so we decided we might as well harness that power instead of complaining about it all the time…I can look at the meter and see that it has gone backwards on certain days.” After fretting over their windy region and skyrocketing electricity bill for years, the WindLease made it an easy decision for the Schmitts to finally make the switch to wind.
AN EASY DECISION
“The leasing allowed us to take advantage of the savings,” said Dennis Rak, “without having to put in all the upfront capital.” Having entertained the idea of investing in a wind turbine for several years, The Raks were excited to be offered a WindLease because it allowed them to put no money down and came with guaranteed production alongside 20 years of maintenance. This peace of mind allowed the Raks to move forward with a wind turbine while allowing them to focus on what they know best: wine!