This seems to be a hot topic these days. Wind turbines that are built in rural areas or out in the ocean don't seem to have the same impact on people as much as wind turbines built in your own neighborhood. For some residents, aesthetics and safety are the main concerns. For some, they don't want anything built higher than the roof-line, which, if you are building a wind turbine, wind accessibility is more difficult at lower heights. I have seen architectural drawings that integrate wind turbines into the design of a house but many times those homes are usually located and positioned just right so as to take full advantage of a windy conditions. Check out the article below about a county in Idaho that is considering an amendment to the zoning laws so that landowners would be able to erect residential wind turbines. Let me know your thoughts!
++Is County Ripe For Residential Wind Power [Idaho Mountain Express]