South Dakota Renewable Energy Resource Maps

Use these maps and mapping tools to see the available biomass, hydropower, solar, and wind energy resources in South Dakota.

Biomass

The South Dakota Biomass Resources Map is available in high resolution from the DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL):

For a more detailed analysis and comparison of biomass resources for biofuels and biopower, see NREL's BioEnergy Atlas.

Hydropower

For locating natural stream water energy resources in South Dakota, use Idaho National Laboratory's Virtual Hydropower Prospector mapping tool.

Solar Photovoltaic

The South Dakota Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Resources Map is available in high resolution from NREL:

For more detailed solar resource data, use NREL's PV Watts Viewer. Also see NREL's In My Backyard mapping tool to estimate how much solar electricity you can produce.

Solar Thermal or Concentrating Solar Power

The South Dakota Concentrating Solar Power Resources Map is available in high resolution from NREL:

For more detailed solar resource data, use NREL's Solar Power Prospector.

Wind

The South Dakota Wind Energy Resources Map is available in high resolution from NREL: