Dakota Electric Solar

We continue to research renewable energy and are adding more to our generation mix.

Coming Soon! Hastings Solar Array

We have added our own 1-MW solar array near Hastings that will consist of more than 3,500 solar panels. The solar array will offset wholesale power purchases and directly connect to Dakota Electric’s distribution system for the sole benefit of our members. Construction will begin this spring and the array should be online in early summer.

Farmington Solar Array

Great River Energy, Dakota Electric’s wholesale power supplier, installed an 18-kW AC solar array in Farmington, located on the southeast corner of Highway 50 and Denmark Avenue. This project is a joint effort by Great River Energy and Dakota Electric to understand how solar performs and what it takes to plan, finance and execute a solar project.

View GRE’s solar production data tool*
*Data is for educational purposes only.

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