An 80-metre tall wind farm could bring in £12,000 a year into Barnsley villages if it is approved.
EDF Energy is proposing to build the wind farm between the A6195 and Park Lane, Great Houghton, which is expected to generate 6MW of energy - equivalent to the electricity usage of about 3,000 homes.
Residents were told at two consultation events at the weekend that, based on a ratio of about £2,000 per megawatt, a community fund of about £12,000 would be generated by the company each year during the turbines' 25-year lifespan.
About 40 people attended the first event at Sandhill Golf Club on Friday and a similar number attended the following day at Welfare Hall, Great Houghton - from which the blades of the turbines in Marr could be seen over the hill.
A series of mocked-up photos showed the turbines would be most visible from Chapel Lane and Rodes Avenue, but also, to a lesser extent, from as far as Darfield, Cudworth Common and Grimethorpe.
Representatives of EDF said responses had been mostly positive during the consultation, though there were voices against the development, particularly in areas most exposed to the view.
David Jordan, 36, of Park Lane, Great Houghton, said: "I don't have a problem with wind turbines, they might be unsightly to some people, but it's something that's going to benefit us all. They do a job and they design them a lot better than they used to. Plus, £12,000 a year for 25 years is a lot of money for an area like this."
However, Frank Wilson, 55, said his property on Milton Street will look out over the development and says he has concerns about the noise.
He said: "The wind comes from the west down here, from Penistone, and it acts like a wind tunnel. I go shooting at a farm where the owner has bought himself one and they very loud, especially when it's windy. I dread to think what it'd be like down here."