25x’25 Vision: By 2025, America’s farms, forests and ranches will provide 25 percent of the total energy consumed in the United States, while continuing to produce safe, abundant, and affordable food, feed and fiber.

South Dakota

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South Dakota is home to some of the nation's best wind resources and also boasts very plentiful hydropower resources.

Endorsements
Resource Maps
Incentives and Policies
Where to Find Biofuel Pumps
How to Sign up for Green Power

 2011 Report on South Dakota Renewable Energy – American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)

Endorsements

Former Governor:

Mike Rounds
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Courtesy of DOE/NREL

Congress:
Sen. Johnson
Sen. Thune
Rep. Herseth

State Alliance:
Active
State Legislature: Passed 25x'25 Resolution  

Resource Maps

 

Wind Map

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Wind resources at 50 meters
Source:
http://www.eere.energy.gov/windandhydro

 

 

Solar Map

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Source:
http://www.eere.energy.gov

 

Incentives and Policy

Search the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency at http://www.dsireusa.org

 

Where to Find Biofuels Pumps

E85 pumps in SD:
http://www.eere.energy.gov/afdc/progs/ind_state.cgi?SD

Biodiesel pumps in SD:
http://www.biodiesel.org/buyingbiodiesel

 

How to Sign Up for Green Power

Buy Wind, Landfill gas, Hydro power: http://www.eere.energy.gov/greenpower

Install Wind power:
http://www.awea.org/smallwind/southdakota.html

Install Solar Power:
To find a Solar Professional in your area to design, engineer, install or service a solar system, visit this website: http://www.findsolar.com/index.php?page=findacontractor

 

Other Resources

South Dakota Renewable Energy News and Links:
http://www.eere.energy.gov/states/state_specific_information.cfm/state=SD

Alternative Energy Resources in South Dakota:
http://www.eere.energy.gov/states/alternatives/resources_sd.cfm

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