Benefits of Going Solar in South Dakota:
Significant cost savings on electricity bills over the lifespan of the system.
Reduced dependence on fossil fuels and contributing to a cleaner environment.
Increased property value.
Protection against rising electricity costs.
Top Utilities Net Metering Policies in South Dakota:
Xcel Energy - Net metering available for systems up to 100 kW, with excess generation credited at the retail rate.
Black Hills Energy - Net metering available for systems up to 25 kW, with excess generation credited at the avoided cost rate.
Rebates and Incentives in South Dakota to go solar:
Federal Tax Credit - A tax credit of 30% of the total system cost is available for both residential and commercial systems.
South Dakota Property Tax Exemption - Solar systems are exempt from property tax increases resulting from the installation.
South Dakota Sales Tax Exemption - Solar systems are exempt from state sales tax.
USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) - Grants and loans available for agricultural producers and small businesses for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, including solar.
Net Metering - Excess generation is credited at the retail or avoided cost rate, depending on the utilit