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Small turbines finding niche as larger projects slow

Doug Passeri Jr. and his father, Doug Sr., install 11-foot blades to a 10 kW wind generator for Tracy Lamanec, right, on Crawford Road in Rotterdam.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Doug Passeri Jr. and his father, Doug Sr., install 11-foot blades to a 10 kW wind generator for Tracy Lamanec, right, on Crawford Road in Rotterdam.
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Look up toward the hills from Thruway Exit 26 and Tracy Lamanec’s wind turbine may come into view. The slender, 130-foot lattice can be hidden among the collection of communication towers perched on the ridge overlooking the hamlet of Pattersonville. Depending on the angle of sunlight, the 11-foot-long rotors quietly generating energy off Crawford Road are hard to spot. “When the sun is hitting it, you can see a little flicker up there,” the homeowner ...


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