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Leading in Emerging Energy Technology

Emerging Energy Technology

Emerging technology services are rapidly changing the landscape of power generation, distribution, and consumption. 

As leaders, we bring fresh solutions that enhance the efficiency and sustainability of energy systems and open up new possibilities for utilities, communities, and landowners.

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Types of Emerging Technology

Key areas of emerging technology services in the energy industry, include but are not limited to the following:

Renewable Energy Integration

As the demand for renewable energy grows, technologies like advanced grid management systems, energy storage solutions, and smart inverters are being developed to seamlessly integrate renewable sources like solar and wind into the existing energy infrastructure.

Energy Storage

Battery storage systems are becoming increasingly efficient and affordable, enabling the storage of excess energy for later use. 

This is crucial for stabilizing the grid and making renewable energy available on-demand.

Smart Grids

Smart grid technologies are transforming the traditional power grid into a highly responsive, self-healing network. These grids can automatically reroute power, detect and respond to outages, and manage energy consumption more effectively.

Distributed Energy Resources (DERs)

The rise of DERs, including rooftop solar panels and small-scale wind turbines, is changing the way individuals and businesses generate and consume energy. Advanced software and controls allow these resources to be efficiently managed and integrated into the grid.

Energy Management Systems

Advanced energy management systems are helping businesses and homeowners optimize their energy use. These systems offer real-time data and control energy consumption, enabling cost savings and sustainability improvements.

Hydrogen Energy

Hydrogen is gaining attention as a clean energy carrier. Advanced technologies for hydrogen production, storage, and transportation are under development to facilitate its integration into the energy system.

These emerging technologies offer exciting opportunities to create a more resilient and eco-friendly energy landscape.

A Case for Emerging Technology

Looking for examples of how our Sandhills Energy projects include emerging technology solutions? Learn more in our case studies.

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Wind Power


Kimball Wind LLC is a 30MW wind farm in Kimball County, Nebraska, developed by Sandhills Energy LLC and acquired by Aspenall Energies in 2017. The project received final permitting approval third quarter 2017 and Aspenall commenced construction shortly thereafter.

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Solar Energy

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Goldenrod Solar is a 200 MW solar project developed by Sandhills Energy for a large renewable energy operator. In 2017, Sandhills developed a 1400-acre area for, New Madrid County, Missouri.

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Wind Power


Valentine Wind, LLC is a 1.85 MW wind turbine owned by Bluestem Energy Solutions. The project was developed for Cherry County Wind, the largest land cooperative in the United States.

Emerging Technology Partnerships

We work to engage with innovative partners who share our mission to build a more resilient energy landscape for our local communities and the world.

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Emerging Technology Capabilities

Emerging technology in energy is changing faster than infrastructure can keep up. Whether you’re looking for innovative energy technology services or you have ideas and are in need of a team of proven industry leaders, we can help. We welcome the opportunity to make your energy goals a reality.

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FERC 845

Sandhills has extensive experience modeling and sizing smaller wind and solar systems to be placed in service alongside already operating large utility-scale energy projects. This is made possible through a 2018 ruling 845 by FERC allowing for renewable energy projects to utilize full interconnection limits with multiple resources.

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After project completion, the Sandhills Energy team ensures the long-term reliability and optimal performance of the generating asset, maximizing return on investment.

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Project Identification

We identify and evaluate areas of interest for a renewable project based on interconnection availability, resource potential, power-price opportunity or offtake interest.

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Initial Project Validation

Once land is identified, Sandhills Energy manages all aspects of project risk assessment including local permitting environments, environmental and cultural feasibility, construction risks and interconnection risk.

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Our construction management services encompass a comprehensive suite of offerings tailored to ensure the successful implementation of solar energy projects from inception to completion. At the core of these services lies meticulous planning, efficient execution, and vigilant oversight to deliver industry-leading quality, cost-effective, and sustainable solar installations.


Asset Management to COD

After project completion, the Sandhills Energy control room continues to ensure peak performance of the generating facility through state-of-the-art performance monitoring and SCADA systems. Our experienced team of field technicians takes a proactive approach to system performance and longevity. This ensures the long-term reliability and optimal performance of the generating asset, maximizing return on investment.

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Electrical and civil engineering play integral roles in the development, design, and implementation of Sandhills Energy projects, ensuring their structural integrity, safety, and operational efficiency. Our engineering scope encompasses a wide range of tasks, from system design and grid integration to site assessment, structural analysis, and environmental compliance, ensuring the reliable, safe, and sustainable operation of solar installations across diverse landscapes and contexts.

Financial Viability Analysis

Throughout the development and construction process, we monitor the viability of a project to sell power in the market through sophisticated and vetted financial modeling.

Analysis & Optimization

We specialize in assessing and optimizing the production of renewable energy projects. From distributed generation and commercial & industrial to large utility-scale projects, we use industry-trusted standards and software to ensure success on our projects.

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Project Development

We manage the full scope of project development to create “Notice to Proceed” ready projects. This includes real estate and topographic surveys, environmental and cultural assessments, permit filing, government agency reviews, on-site resource assessments, interconnection filings and reviews, and offtake origination.

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Land Control

We manage the full scope of the land control process, which includes landowner outreach, contract negotiation, title review, and contract filing.

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Case Studies

Read more about emerging technology on our blog.

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First of its Kind Solar Installation in the Midwest

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Renewable Energy Reaches 30% of Global Electricity Production in 2023

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A Wind of Change For Rural America

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Strategic Shifts Happening In Renewable Energy

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A Turning Point for Renewable Energy

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