The demand for renewable-energy development continues to grow as companies and government entities struggle to meet the public’s needs with cost-effective and sustainable solutions. The incentives landscape is changing and the search for low-cost capital sources is ongoing. These and other issues require a deep understanding of the regulatory and economic factors associated with renewable-energy development and financing. The lawyers at Troutman Sanders work with clients to develop innovative project structures that lead to successful deals in the public and private sectors.
We have a long history of offering clients innovative solutions that integrate new technologies into the market, having counseled the energy industry since the 1920s. Today, our renewable energy practice represents investors, lenders, utilities, independent power producers and developers in renewable-energy projects throughout the United States and around the world. In 2014, U.S. News–Best Lawyers recognized us as a national top-tier energy practice in its list of “Best Law Firms.”
In particular, we have extensive experience in the following key areas:
We draw on our deep insights, perspective and firsthand knowledge to guide clients through every stage of development and related matters, including the following:
- Project acquisition (early through late stage) and structuring
- Environmental permitting and federal, state and local regulatory compliance
- Real estate acquisition and leasing
- EPC, equipment procurement, and balance of plant construction
- Interconnection and transmission
- Power and REC sales
- Optimization of tax credits and other tax benefits
- Debt, equity and lease financing
- Operation and maintenance.
We have been involved with the structuring of more than 400 solar transactions throughout the United States. These projects range from residential rooftops to some of the largest solar facilities in the country. Our significant range of experience also includes the acquisition and development of wind-generation projects (offshore and onshore) in multiple states and the conversion of combined-cycle generating plants to biomass and geothermal facilities domestically and around the world.
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