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Eco-partnerships in Renewable Energy

Caring for our Ecological Community Partners


Ecological Community Partners

As good stewards of the land, we consider one of our most vital energy partners to be our ecological communities: plants, animals, prairies, and rivers. 

Understanding what our role is when it comes to introducing clean energy sources into an ecosystem is something Sandhills takes very seriously.

Careful planning, environmental assessments, and adherence to regulations are necessary. 

Farmers and ranchers, government agencies, and the renewable energy industry work together to strike a balance between clean energy production and the stewardship of endangered species and their habitats.

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The animal life or the animal population in a particular region or ecosystem. It encompasses all the animal species, from small insects to large mammals, that inhabit a specific area. Fauna plays a crucial role in maintaining the balance of ecosystems.

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The collective plant life, including all species of plants, within a specific geographical region or ecosystem. Flora encompasses a wide variety of plant species, from trees and shrubs to grasses, flowers, and other vegetation.

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Endangered Species 

Species in the U.S. that are at risk of extinction due to factors such as habitat loss, pollution, climate change, or human activity. Proper siting of wind and solar facilities not only minimizes impacts on habitat and migration, but also enhances ecosystems with diverse pollinators and species-specific food sources.

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Wetlands provide habitat for various species, store carbon so that it doesn’t release into the atmosphere, improve water quality through natural filtration, and control flooding. Thoughtful planning and management of wetlands is critical to preserve their vital role in the ecosystem.

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Eco-Forward Energy

When it comes to our ecological community partners, we are diligent about mindful placement of solar, wind, and other renewable energy sources. 

Planting pollinator fields, re-establishing native species to former farmland, or incorporating livestock into our solar and wind farms are some of the ways we maintain good relationships with our ecological communities.

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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

New Madrid

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.

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