Who We Are

Korsail Energy develops innovative, community- oriented renewable energy projects from start to finish.  Our mission is to provide inexpensive, carbon-free energy to rural communities across the country.

Korsail Difference

Our Values & Approach


Community Focused

We listen to your need and will work with you to ensure you’re getting the highest and best use for all of your property, even the land we don’t use


Land Leases

Your land and revenue stays in your family when you engage with Korsail in a long term, fixed price land lease.


Land Sales

Keep the land you want and use the rest to help power your community. Korsail purchases land at generous market rates so you can sell confidently.

Our Team

Meet the people at Korsail

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Don Buchholz

Don leads development efforts for Korsail Energy. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing the development and management of renewable energy projects including market analysis, site identification, community and landowner outreach, property leases, feasibility studies, and state and local permitting.

He brings years of solar and commercial real estate development experience to the team with previous project development roles at Silicon Ranch and Hexagon Energy. Don holds a B.S. in Engineering Science and an M.E. in Civil Engineering, both from Vanderbilt University.

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Hannah Alford 

Hannah supports solar project development by identifying land, performing diligence, negotiating purchase and lease agreements, and managing local and national permitting on multiple projects across the county.

Hannah’s area of expertise is in electrical infrastructure design, permitting, and GIS. Hannah holds a BA in Geography from the University of Colorado Boulder.

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Development Engineer

Shalin Soni

Shalin provides high value engineering outline and analysis for the development of solar projects. He is responsible for the design of solar plus storage projects, submission of interconnection applications, maintaining utility relations, and managing a portfolio of projects from initial submission through project closeout.

He has over two years of experience as an engineer in the commercial solar field. Shalin holds an M.S. in Energy Systems from Northeastern University.

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Development analyst

Justin Higgins

Justin brings value to the Korsail team by providing support during the real estate-related stages of developing new solar projects.  His role involves a variety of duties, including site selection and land procurement, conducting due diligence, negotiating purchase and lease agreements with property owners, ensuring project compliance with permitting and zoning requirements, and assisting the team with project off-take.

Justin attained his bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Colorado Boulder and has three years of experience working in multifamily and industrial real estate brokerage.

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development analyst

Wes Purinton

Wes provides support in all phases of utility-scale greenfield solar developments. His responsibilities range from land search, site selection, due diligence, negotiation, navigating the permitting process, coordinating with contractors and consultants, managing budgets, scheduling, and overseeing construction. Taking the project from inception to COD.

He brings four years of experience in real estate development and commercial brokerage to the team. Wes holds a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance and a minor in Economics from the University of Colorado Boulder.

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