Local opposition to new wind farms in some areas is strong. You can see that it definitely does change the landscape. I can see the point--NIMBY--but I can see the beauty in the lines of these huge constructions as well, and the sheer immensity of them is impressive.
Queued up straight...
I found this Washington state blogger who had a great informative post about the wind machines the other day. He mentions the experimental wind machines in the hills near this area some years ago. Those machines have long been dismantled, but the experiment must have been viewed to be successful--witness the area today. Have a look at his blog and post here.