WindTamer Corp has been awarded a package of state and local incentives valued at approximately $1.5m for its proposed expansion at its Rochester, New York facility.

The wind project includes leasehold improvements, acquisition and installation of machinery and equipment, training of employees, and working capital.

Empire State Development has awarded up to $900,000 in tax credit assistance through its Excelsior Jobs Program, which may instead be received in cash under certain circumstances.

WindTamer has also received a proposal letter, from the City of Rochester’s Neighborhood and Business Development Department, for a potential low-interest loan subject to the appropriate review and approvals.

Monroe County’s Department of Planning and Development also provided a letter offering up to $400,000 in assistance through a variety of programs, such as sales tax incentives and low-interest loans.

WindTamer CEO William Schmitz said that the company has made the decision to prepare for demand for its wind turbines and renewable energy storage and management systems by first expanding its capabilities at its headquarters and manufacturing facility located in Rochester, New York.