The trouble with wind as a source of energy is that it just isn't reliable enough, but localised power generation is certainly something with a lot of potential.
By coincidence the February issue of Focus (pages 48-53) has an interesting article by Tom Heap on just this subject, and he has tried wind power and from what he has said previously, found it lacking.
Powercells are mentioned, and these do have some useful applications but my money is on small, 10-15 megawatt output, nuclear power plants. Units very similar to these have been used since the 1950's in nuclear submarines and ships and have a remarkably good track record with regard to reliabilty and safety. Plus they only need refuelling every thirty years!
I certainly would have no objection to one or more being installed in my local area rather than have the huge inefficiencies of widespread power distribution to worry about.
If ever there was an oppertunity to turn 'swords into plough shears' well this surely has to be it?