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Wind Energy Resources

South Dakota Wind Data & Information
South Dakota's Wind Resource Assessment Network, a series of instrument stations across South Dakota, is a tool for analyzing wind. The WRAN collects data about wind speed and variability at sites near Belle Fourche, Faith, Martin, Murdo, Gettysburg, Fort Thompson, Medicine Butte, Leola, Crow Lake, Crandall and Summit. Researchers from South Dakota State University analyze the information to predict maximum capacity factors for potential wind turbines. This information is especially valuable to researchers, residents and developers interested in selecting sites for wind energy facilities.

Studies and Reports

Wind Energy Organizations
American Wind Energy Association
Interstate Renewable Energy Council
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Wind Research
National Wind Coordinating Collaborative
South Dakota Energy Infrastructure Authority
South Dakota Wind Energy Association
Wind on the Wires
Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy

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