sandhills energy frequently asked questions

Common Questions in this Expanding Industry


As renewable energy technology and expertise advances, it can be difficult to follow along with every new trend. You’ll find answers to many of the most common questions here, but don’t hesitate to contact us if you need further expertise.

What is renewable energy?

Renewable energy is energy derived from resources that are naturally replenished, such as sunlight, wind, water, tides, waves, geothermal heat, and biomass. These energy sources are considered “renewable” because they do not deplete over time like fossil fuels

Solar energy harnesses the power of the sun – an infinitely abundant and clean source of energy. Solar energy is carbon-neutral and cost efficient. Because solar panels have a long lifespan and minimal maintenance, you will save money on your monthly energy bills. Solar energy also provides an invaluable degree of energy independence. By generating your own electricity you become less reliant on energy sources, mitigating the impacts of price fluctuations and supply disruptions.

There are a multitude of benefits to using renewable energy, and they have a positive impact on not only the
environment, but our land, communities, and economy.

  1. Energy Independence: Have more control over your own energy and avoid blackouts.
  2. Economic Growth: When farmers and landowners host renewable energy projects, it can provide a stable source of income for them
  3. Naturally Replenished: Renewable energy is an inexhaustible power source.
  4. Cost Savings: There are upfront costs when installing renewable energy infrastructure, but in the long run, renewable energy leads to lower operating costs compared to fossil fuels.
  5. Community Empowerment: Community-owned solar and wind farms can empower coal communities by providing them with a stake in the energy generation process, along with financial benefits.
  6. Job Creation: Between installation, maintenance, and manufacturing of renewable energy technologies, there are many job opportunities.
  7. Reduced Carbon Footprint: Unlike fossil fuels, renewable energy sources do not produce carbon dioxide and other harmful pollutants when generating electricity. It helps stabilize and ultimately reduce the concentration of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere

Wind energy begins with building an array of strategically positioned turbines, each comprising a tower and rotor assembly. These turbines are carefully sited based on comprehensive wind resource assessments, ensuring maximum exposure to wind. The rotor consists of blades designed to capture and convert kinetic energy from the wind. As the rotor turns, kinetic energy is transferred to the gearbox where speed amplification occurs. This rotational force is conveyed to the generator, which transforms mechanical energy into electric power through the principles of electromagnetic induction.

One of the most significant barriers to widespread renewable energy is the initial capital required for installation. While the long-term benefits are clear, many individuals and businesses face challenges in making the upfront investment. Also, not all regions are equally suited for all types of renewable energy. While the movement towards renewable energy is gaining momentum, overcoming these challenges requires effort. Sandhills Energy aims to address these issues head-on and expand sustainable energy’s reach to accelerate the transition and provide long-term benefits to landowners.

Clean battery storage is the storing of electrical energy in batteries that have been produced using environmentally friendly and sustainable methods, without emitting harmful pollutants. These batteries are designed to efficiently capture and store electricity generated from renewable sources, such as solar or wind power. This enables a more reliable and stable supply of electricity.

Determining the suitability of renewable energy sources involves a comprehensive assessment of various factors. By contacting Sandhills Energy, we will be able to provide you with information about the average solar insolation levels, wind speed, and direction data in your area. We will assess geographic considerations, local zoning and building codes, conduct on-site assessments, and gain permits.

Sandhills Energy is a renewable energy developer committed to accelerating the growth of sustainable energy adoption by utilities and farming communities. We work to create positive and lasting landowner relationships with clean energy, so they can reap the long-term benefits and become more energy independent.

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