User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


43° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Business

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

SD Wind Can Generate 22 Percent Of Electricity

August 15, 2012, 5:06 AM
Updated: August 15, 2012, 3:41 PM

SD Wind Can Generate 22 Percent Of Electricity
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

A new report from the U.S. Energy Department says that South Dakota in 2011 had the capacity to generate about 22 percent of its electricity from wind energy, ranking first among all states.

Energy Secretary Steven Chu says that wind power represented 32 percent of all new electric capacity additions in the United States last year and accounted for $14 billion in new investment.

The department says that the percentage of wind equipment made in America also increased dramatically.

Nearly 70 percent of the wind turbines, towers, blades, gears and generators installed at U.S. wind farms last year come from domestic manufacturers, doubling from 35 percent in 2005.

Aberdeen's Molded Fiber Glass manufactures turbine blades in South Dakota.

This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:
Removes name of second SD-based company from the original version.

Previous Story

Next Story




 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View business

You may also like

Sioux Falls To Get Second Five Guys Location

10/29/2014 11:45 AM

Five Guys Burgers and Fries will open up a second location in Sioux Falls in the former Extreme Automotive building at 49th Street and Louise Avenue.

Full Story
Three Sushi Restaurants Back Open

10/27/2014 11:10 AM

The three sushi restaurants that closed last week in Sioux Falls were back open for business over the weekend.

Full Story
KELO TV/Argus Leader Poll: Medicaid/Teacher Pay

10/26/2014 6:00 AM

There are a number of big issues this election year, but there are also big issues that people won't be voting on next week, like raising teacher ...

Full Story
What To Buy In November

10/28/2014 3:59 PM

A new month is right around the corner, and that means DealNews has released its list of the best things to buy in November. 

Full Story
Airport Hotel Takes Shape

10/27/2014 11:38 AM

The $5 million hotel called the AeroStay at the Sioux Falls airport is taking shape.  Exterior walls are going up for the 76 rooms and the buildi...

Full Story


Events