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South Dakota Solar

Data Current Through:
Q1 2024
Solar Installed (MW):
National Ranking:
42nd (38th in 2023)
Enough Solar Installed to Power:
32,438 homes
Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar:
Solar Jobs:
Solar Companies in State:
15 (3 Manufacturers, 6 Installers/Developers, 6 Others)
Total Solar Investment in State:
$281 million
Prices have fallen
43% over the last 10 years
Growth Projection and Ranking:
409 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 47th)
Number Of Installations:

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Notable Solar Installations in South Dakota

  • The Pierre Solar Farm has the capacity to generate 1 MW of electricity -- enough to power over 134 South Dakota homes.

Check out our Major Solar Projects List for more notable installations.

Solar Companies in South Dakota

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South Dakota State Solar Policy Resources

South Dakota Public Service Commission - Learn about the governing body that regulates the electricity rates and services of South Dakota public utilities

South Dakota State Legislature - Track pending legislation affecting solar energy, locate and contact individual legislators, and stay up to date on current legislative issues in New Mexico

South Dakota State Energy Office - Find a wide variety of information on state government energy programs, policy, projects, energy-saving strategies and energy-related statistics

DSIRE Incentives Database – South Dakota – Search a public clearinghouse for specific solar energy incentives in SD and across the United States

National Renewable Energy Laboratory - South Dakota

U.S. Energy Information Administration – South Dakota State Profile - Explore official energy statistics, including data on electricity supply and demand, from the U.S. government