Solar Power Panels in South Dakota: Costs, Companies, and ROI

South DakotaInterested in solar power in South Dakota? We've got you covered. We've gathered a ton of stats and tracked down any local installers we could find.

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The average South Dakota resident spends about 0.1 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) and uses about 1055 kilowatts (kW) per month. With an average month's electric bill totaling $108.21 it definitely makes sense to see if you can save money on power.

Key Solar Facts – Averaged for South Dakota

Average savings per year: $890.56 ($74.21 per month)

Estimated time for the system to pay for itself: 23 years, 8 months

Is solar worth it in South Dakota? Based on the price of electricity in South Dakota (an average of 0.1 per kW) and medium amounts of sun (2% less than average) compared to other states, solar power  is 14% lest cost effective than the rest of the nation.

Our final opinion: solar panels are only recommended for those with disposable income in South Dakota.

Solar Panel Installers in South Dakota

No local installers or providers available. See DIY products.

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Solar Power by Month in South Dakota

A 5kW system will save someone in South Dakota about $74.21 on an average month. South Dakota residents will usually generate the most power in July. A breakdown of average solar power and savings per month is below.

Month Available kW / meter / day Estimated savings / month
Jan  3.06  46.72
Feb  3.95  60.24
Mar  4.76  72.6
Apr  5.67  86.58
May  5.68  86.72
Jun  5.8  88.62
Jul  6.35  96.99
Aug  6.13  93.54
Sep  5.74  87.58
Oct  4.53  69.23
Nov  3.68  56.2
Dec  2.98  45.54

South Dakota has a medium amount of solar power to capture – about 4.75 kilowatts per meter per day.

Calculations and Sources

Data based on 352 reporting zip codes in South Dakota. Stats above assume a 32 square meter (345 square foot) standard-efficiency (15%) 5 kW system costing $21,000 out of pocket. Costs vary, but are generally lower due to federal and local government incentives.

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Aberdeen, SD
Agar, SD
Alcester, SD
Alexandria, SD
Allen, SD
Alpena, SD
Amherst, SD
Andover, SD
Arlington, SD
Armour, SD
Artesian, SD
Ashton, SD
Astoria, SD
Aurora, SD
Avon, SD
Baltic, SD
Barnard, SD
Batesland, SD
Bath, SD
Belle Fourche, SD
Belvidere, SD
Beresford, SD
Big Stone City, SD
Bison, SD
Black Hawk, SD
Blunt, SD
Bonesteel, SD
Bowdle, SD
Box Elder, SD
Bradley, SD
Brandon, SD
Brandt, SD
Bridgewater, SD
Bristol, SD
Britton, SD
Brookings, SD
Bruce, SD
Bryant, SD
Buffalo, SD
Buffalo Gap, SD
Burbank, SD
Burke, SD
Camp Crook, SD
Canistota, SD
Canova, SD
Canton, SD
Caputa, SD
Carpenter, SD
Carthage, SD
Castlewood, SD
Cavour, SD
Centerville, SD
Chamberlain, SD
Chancellor, SD
Chester, SD
Claremont, SD
Clark, SD
Clear Lake, SD
Colman, SD
Colome, SD
Colton, SD
Columbia, SD
Conde, SD
Corona, SD
Corsica, SD
Cresbard, SD
Crooks, SD
Custer, SD
Dallas, SD
Dante, SD
Davis, SD
De Smet, SD
Deadwood, SD
Dell Rapids, SD
Delmont, SD
Dimock, SD
Doland, SD
Draper, SD
Dupree, SD
Eagle Butte, SD
Eden, SD
Edgemont, SD
Egan, SD
Elk Point, SD
Elkton, SD
Ellsworth Afb, SD
Emery, SD
Enning, SD
Erwin, SD
Estelline, SD
Ethan, SD
Eureka, SD
Fairburn, SD
Fairfax, SD
Fairview, SD
Faith, SD
Faulkton, SD
Fedora, SD
Flandreau, SD
Florence, SD
Fort Meade, SD
Fort Pierre, SD
Fort Thompson, SD
Frankfort, SD
Frederick, SD
Freeman, SD
Fulton, SD
Gann Valley, SD
Garden City, SD
Garretson, SD
Gary, SD
Gayville, SD
Geddes, SD
Gettysburg, SD
Glenham, SD
Goodwin, SD
Gregory, SD
Grenville, SD
Groton, SD
Hamill, SD
Harrisburg, SD
Harrison, SD
Harrold, SD
Hartford, SD
Hayes, SD
Hayti, SD
Hazel, SD
Hecla, SD
Henry, SD
Hermosa, SD
Herreid, SD
Herrick, SD
Highmore, SD
Hill City, SD
Hitchcock, SD
Holabird, SD
Hosmer, SD
Hot Springs, SD
Houghton, SD
Hoven, SD
Howard, SD
Howes, SD
Hudson, SD
Humboldt, SD
Hurley, SD
Huron, SD
Ideal, SD
Interior, SD
Ipswich, SD
Irene, SD
Iroquois, SD
Isabel, SD
Java, SD
Jefferson, SD
Kadoka, SD
Keldron, SD
Kennebec, SD
Keystone, SD
Kimball, SD
Kyle, SD
Labolt, SD
Lake Andes, SD
Lake City, SD
Lake Norden, SD
Lake Preston, SD
Langford, SD
Lead, SD
Lebanon, SD
Lemmon, SD
Lennox, SD
Leola, SD
Lesterville, SD
Letcher, SD
Little Eagle, SD
Lodgepole, SD
Long Lake, SD
Long Valley, SD
Lower Brule, SD
Ludlow, SD
Lyons, SD
Madison, SD
Mansfield, SD
Marion, SD
Martin, SD
Marvin, SD
Mc Intosh, SD
Mc Laughlin, SD
Meadow, SD
Mellette, SD
Menno, SD
Midland, SD
Milbank, SD
Milesville, SD
Miller, SD
Mission, SD
Mission Hill, SD
Mitchell, SD
Mobridge, SD
Monroe, SD
Montrose, SD
Morristown, SD
Mound City, SD
Mount Vernon, SD
Mud Butte, SD
Murdo, SD
Nemo, SD
New Effington, SD
New Holland, SD
New Underwood, SD
Newell, SD
Nisland, SD
Norris, SD
North Sioux City, SD
Northville, SD
Nunda, SD
Oacoma, SD
Oelrichs, SD
Oglala, SD
Okaton, SD
Oldham, SD
Olivet, SD
Onaka, SD
Onida, SD
Oral, SD
Orient, SD
Ortley, SD
Owanka, SD
Parker, SD
Parkston, SD
Parmelee, SD
Peever, SD
Philip, SD
Piedmont, SD
Pierpont, SD
Pierre, SD
Pine Ridge, SD
Plankinton, SD
Platte, SD
Pollock, SD
Porcupine, SD
Prairie City, SD
Presho, SD
Pukwana, SD
Quinn, SD
Ralph, SD
Ramona, SD
Rapid City, SD
Raymond, SD
Redfield, SD
Ree Heights, SD
Reliance, SD
Renner, SD
Reva, SD
Revillo, SD
Rockham, SD
Roscoe, SD
Rosebud, SD
Rosholt, SD
Roslyn, SD
Rutland, SD
Saint Charles, SD
Saint Francis, SD
Saint Lawrence, SD
Saint Onge, SD
Salem, SD
Scenic, SD
Scotland, SD
Selby, SD
Seneca, SD
Sinai, SD
Sioux Falls, SD
Sisseton, SD
Smithwick, SD
South Shore, SD
Spearfish, SD
Spencer, SD
Springfield, SD
Stickney, SD
Stockholm, SD
Strandburg, SD
Stratford, SD
Sturgis, SD
Summit, SD
Tabor, SD
Tea, SD
Timber Lake, SD
Tolstoy, SD
Toronto, SD
Trail City, SD
Trent, SD
Tripp, SD
Tulare, SD
Turton, SD
Tuthill, SD
Twin Brooks, SD
Tyndall, SD
Union Center, SD
Utica, SD
Vale, SD
Valley Springs, SD
Veblen, SD
Vermillion, SD
Viborg, SD
Vienna, SD
Virgil, SD
Vivian, SD
Volga, SD
Volin, SD
Wagner, SD
Wakonda, SD
Wakpala, SD
Walker, SD
Wall, SD
Wallace, SD
Wanblee, SD
Warner, SD
Wasta, SD
Watauga, SD
Watertown, SD
Waubay, SD
Webster, SD
Wentworth, SD
Wessington, SD
Wessington Springs, SD
Westport, SD
White, SD
White Lake, SD
White Owl, SD
White River, SD
Whitehorse, SD
Whitewood, SD
Willow Lake, SD
Wilmot, SD
Winfred, SD
Winner, SD
Witten, SD
Wolsey, SD
Wood, SD
Woonsocket, SD
Worthing, SD
Yale, SD
Yankton, SD