Solar power in South Dakota

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Solar power in South Dakota on rooftops can provide 25% of all electricity used in South Dakota.[1] The state is ranked 14th in the country in solar power potential, and 4th in wind potential.[2]

Offering net metering is required by federal law, but South Dakota is one of only four states to not have adopted a statewide policy on net metering, which means it needs to be negotiated with the utility.[3][4]

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Source: NREL[5]
Grid-Connected PV Capacity (MW)[6][7][8][9][10]
Year Capacity Installed % Change
2010 <0.1
2011 <0.1
2012 <0.1
2013 <0.1


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References[edit]

  1. ^ Report Argues for a Decentralized System of Renewable Power Generation
  2. ^ Frequently Asked Questions
  3. ^ Freeing the grid
  4. ^ South Dakota
  5. ^ "PV Watts". NREL. Retrieved 11 June 2012. 
  6. ^ Sherwood, Larry (August 2012). "U.S. Solar Market Trends 2011". Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). p. 17. Retrieved 2012-08-16. 
  7. ^ Sherwood, Larry (June 2011). "U.S. Solar Market Trends 2010". Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). Retrieved 2011-06-29. 
  8. ^ Sherwood, Larry (July 2009). "U.S. Solar Market Trends 2008" (PDF). Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). p. 16. Retrieved 2010-07-24. 
  9. ^ Sherwood, Larry (July 2012). "U.S. Solar Market Trends 2012" (PDF). Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). p. 16. Retrieved 2013-10-11. 
  10. ^ Sherwood, Larry (July 2014). "U.S. Solar Market Trends 2013". Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). Retrieved 2014-09-26. 

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