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In Brief: A Digest of Solar Energy Projects

Client Success
  • Advised a California utility on the structuring and other aspects of a multi-stage transaction for the third-party development and construction of a 20 megawatt solar facility, and the subsequent indirect acquisition and tax equity financing of the project by the regulated utility.
  • Represented Algonquin Power Co. in the acquisition, development and tax equity financing of an approximately $58 million 20 megawatt solar energy facility in California;
  • Represented a project sponsor in the sale of all energy and associated environmental attributes from two solar energy facilities, sized 100 MW and 50 MW, in Texas.
  • Provided real estate, tax abatement, regulatory, PPA negotiation, and representation before municipal agencies in the development of a 30 MW solar facility near Austin, Texas.
  • Represented NV Energy Inc. in its partnership with Apple Inc. to construct a first-of-its-kind 20-megawatt, 137-acre photovoltaic solar plant that will generate approximately 43.5 million kilowatt hours of clean energy to offset the electricity load for Apple’s 90,000-square-foot data center. Husch Blackwell represented NV Energy throughout the project, from structuring the transaction to lease, development and renewable energy agreements.
  • Advised a leading global renewable energy developer on Colorado regulatory aspects of their acquisition of four commercial-scale solar facilities (both ground mounted and rooftop) with various municipal, quasi-municipal, and state funded landowners and off-takers.
  • Lead real estate counsel in connection with negotiation of a utility scale solar lease with the Texas General Land Office.
  • Advised owner of a 20-megawatt photovoltaic power generation facility in California in various development matters for the project.
  • Represented a developer/owner in connection with the brownfield development of a 15-20 megawatt solar facility in the State of Missouri, including late-stage PPA discussions.
  • Represented U.S. Bank in connection with multiple tax equity investments in aggregated portfolios of commercial scale solar energy facilities.
  • Counseled Emerson Electric in the drafting and negotiating of a supply contract with an EPC contractor for the supply and installation of inverters as part of solar photovoltaic power facility.
  • Serve as counsel to a developer of large-scale commercial solar energy projects throughout the United States. Our client is the North American solar energy division of a global developer of solar, wind and other renewable energy facilities.
  • Assist Western solar firms with their federal regulatory work and on policy initiatives related to the expansion of the transmission system to serve future needs;
  • Represented client in connection with their response to a utility-scale solar energy request-for-proposal of a public utility in the Southeast.