Currently over 340,000 homes in Colorado are capable of being powered by Colorado breezes. Wind turbines only take up 3-5% of land surface to capture such energy. Stay tuned. This is becoming an active area of the law as ranchers and wind developers negotiate land leases for thousands of acres, and surface rights for turbines and transmission lines. The Colorado rancher is moving from cattle leases to wind and is changing the power source of the future.