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Solar Energy in South Dakota

Solar Panels in South Dakota

There are currently at least solar panel installations throughout the state of South Dakota right now.

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Solar Power in South Dakota

Solar Energy Levels in South Dakota

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Solar Radiation in South Dakota

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average South Dakota solar radiation levels compare to average levels in an area with historcially high levels (NV) and one with historically low levels (WA). [1]

→ k/m/d = kWh/m2/day = kilowatt hours per square meter per day.
→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).
→ South Dakota values listed here are based on the capital, Pierre.

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Cost of Utilities in South Dakota

South Dakota Electricity Costs

Residential electricity prices in South Dakota averaged 13.16 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in September 2021, which was approximately 7% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 14.19¢/kWh in September. [2]

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South Dakota Natural Gas Costs

Residential natural gas prices in South Dakota averaged $19.95 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in September 2021, which was about 1% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $20.22 per Mcf in September. [3]

More about South Dakota

About South Dakota

South Dakota ranks 44th among all states in the U.S. with a population of approximately 814,180. [4]

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Solar Energy in SD

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in South Dakota, or for additional solar-related resources in SD, visit the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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Some tax incentives and rebate programs are designed to spur the use of solar energy. These vary by location.

Cities in South Dakota

ZIP Codes in South Dakota