i'm not sure if you are still reading due to your penalty.
if you are. this site is more about reading, learning and educating yourself before posting like crazy.
i still, read far more than i post. i learn all the time, and this allows me to ask intelligent questions. (or at least i think so). i still get nervous most times i post asking for help. i'm worried i didn't include all the details, or pose the questions correctly.
this site is, in my opinion, the most knowledgeable site for RE out there. there are retired, and active mechanical, structural, electrical, engineers, fabricators, and riggers, and generally brilliant folks that have a wealth of information that they supply you with for FREE. that says a lot. an individual could save a ton of money/time/effort just from the words here.
i get stoked anyone takes the time to read about my piddly system, understand how it operates, and gives FREE advice based on their own experiences with similar components/devices.
as far as your telephone pole idea. yea, it's doable, with three guy lines, and a way to get the pole upright. then you have to worry about how these lines are attached. through bolts? that will weaken and promote rot. then getting the turbine on top. temp mini masts are used for this, but need to be perfectly designed and engineered. climbing isn't bad if you like it. i've purposefully gone 2,000 ft off deck on a route and loved every minute of it, though i'm not real keen on lifting 100lb plus pieces of a mill while roped up!
read up on towers. you'll begin to understand why most folks gave negative responses to putting a 17' turbine on top of a telephone pole. a 17 footer is capable of massive thrust on the tower, a respectable amount of power, and some crazy forces on a tower during furling. not to mention the thing is HEAVY! all of these things, and others, need to be considered seriously, otherwise, you're just creating a dangerous situation.