What is keeping wind power from widepread?

Most view it as a sore sight.

There are several problems:

  • It is new and people are generally slow to adopt new technology
  • Small facilities are expensive and users are more used to long amortization periods on power supplies
  • Anti wind power groups spread rumors abort impacts on birds and bats
  • The aesthetics are objectionable to some
  • There is always a strong NIMBY input
  • IT is replacement technology for a system many see as working "well enough"