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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Drill Here, Drill Now... for South Dakota Wind Power!

Drill here, drill now? South Dakota's already on top of that. We're drilling all sorts of holes... for new wind turbines! The Tatanka Wind Farm was dedicated yesterday: it has 120 turbines straddling the North Dakota–South Dakota border in Dickey and McPherson counties.

And here's Scott Parsley Monday at Sanborn Central over by Forestburg, speaking at the groundbreaking of that school's new wind turbine, one of eight around the state sponsored by the Wind for Schools project.

Drill, baby, drill, indeed! And then stick a wind turbine in it, for clean power South Dakota can use now and never run out of!


  1. Right on! Let's do solar, too.

  2. I like solar, but only solar thermal. The great thing about solar thermal is that it can store energy during the day and release it at night to provide round the clock energy.

    Further, the construction of such plants only uses aluminum/steel and concrete which are all cheap and in abundance. The major problem with large scale photovoltaic systems is the transparent conducting layer. The number one choice right now is Indium Tin Oxide (it's really the only choice). Currently, indium is very scarce and real large scale solar would drive it's price into the stratosphere. I fear that because of the scarcity of Indium, no large scale PV systems will prove to be cost effective.

  3. pennypincher9/25/2008 8:13 PM

    Anything we can do to get away from oil I am up for. Every day I go to work I see windmill parts on the interstate. Go wind! (Even though it messes up my hair)

  4. Fortunately, I don't have that problem... as long as I have plenty of razors! LOL


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