The sad truth about wind power is that is not economically viable in 90% of locations. Public opinion and political agendas frequently combine to "make" alternative energy viable through subsidies. The end result is wealthy investors placing wind turbines in non-viable locations to take advantage of the subsidies. You can't have it "both ways". Investing in alternative energy generally means giving something up in the hope that the reward will come in the future. The only logical way wind or solar power will "pay off" is if the technology improves, the costs decrease, or that energy itself becomes more expensive. Governments are pressured by "green movements"; the ONLY way a government can respond is fiscally; if they spend enough money it is possible they will create enough new revenue to advance the technology to the point of self-sufficiency. Working against these goals is private industry which seeks to use the same subsidies to make a profit from an otherwise unprofitable pursuit. If wind energy were viable, there would be no subsidies, and power companies would be investing heavily in the technology without incentives.