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Solar Power Projects

Solar Power Projects

a. M&A Transactions

  • Counsel to the independent power producer (“IPP”) subsidiary of an investor-owned utility in connection with its simultaneous acquisition of an in-development 150 MW solar photovoltaic electricity generating facility to be constructed in Imperial County, California, an in-development 245 MW solar photovoltaic electricity generating facility to be constructed in Imperial County, California, and an in-development 106 MW wind-powered electricity generating facility to be constructed in Stark and Morton Counties, North Dakota.
  • Counsel to the IPP subsidiary of an investor-owned utility in its acquisition of a proposed 100 MW solar photovoltaic electricity generating facility located in Taylor County, Georgia.
  • Counsel to an IPP in the sale of a portfolio of eighteen (18) distributed generation solar photovoltaic electricity generating facilities in Georgia with aggregate capacity in excess of 57 MW.
  • Counsel to an IPP in the sale of a portfolio of fourteen (14) distributed generation solar photovoltaic electricity generating facilities in Georgia with aggregate capacity in excess of 42 MW.
  • Counsel to an IPP in the acquisition of portfolio totaling 20 MW of distributed generation solar projects throughout Massachusetts.  Representation included negotiation and drafting of membership interest purchase agreement and consummation of transactions.
  • Counsel to an IPP in the acquisition of a 7MW distributed generation solar facility in Florida. Representation included negotiation, drafting, and closing of membership interest purchase agreement and consummation of transaction.
  • Counsel to a major Southwestern electric utility in its requests for proposals for solar and other “renewable fuel” generating capacity.

b. EPC and Related Transactions

  • Counsel to a renewable energy company in connection with its development of a 280 MW concentrated-solar power facility in the Western United States.  Representation included drafting the EPC Contract and related documents.
  • Counsel to a contractor in the negotiation and documentation of a turn-key engineering, procurement and construction agreement for the construction of two solar PV plants in California with a combined capacity of 175 MW.
  • Counsel to an IPP in connection with its development of a 175 MW solar photovoltaic facility in Imperial Valley, California.  Representation includes drafting of EPC contract, O&M Agreement, Performance Guarantee arrangements and related documents.
  • Counsel to an IPP in connection with its development of a 125 MW solar photovoltaic facility in Arlington Valley, Arizona.  Representation includes drafting of EPC contract, O&M Agreement, Performance Guarantee arrangements and related documents. This Project was awarded the “North American Single-Asset Power Deal of the Year” Award by Project Finance Magazine.
  • Counsel to an EPC contractor in the negotiation of a turn-key engineering, procurement and construction agreement for the construction of a 106 MW solar PV power plant in California.
  • Counsel to an EPC contractor in connection with development of 105 MW solar generation facility in California. Representation included negotiation of turnkey wrap EPC contract and related documents.
  • Counsel to an EPC contractor in the negotiation of a turn-key engineering, procurement and construction agreement for the construction of a 100 MW solar PV power plant in Texas.
  • Counsel to an EPC contractor in connection with the development of 100 MW solar generation facility in California.  Representation included negotiation of turnkey wrap EPC contract and related documents.
  • Counsel to an EPC Contractor in connection with the negotiation of an EPC Contract for the turnkey development of a 60 MW solar PV power project in Indiana.
  • Counsel to a contractor in the negotiation and documentation of a turn-key engineering, procurement and construction agreement for the construction of a 40 MW solar PV power plant in North Carolina.
  • Counsel to a developer/owner in connection with an EPC Agreement for a 32 MW (AC) solar PV power project in California.
  • Counsel to a large utility in connection with EPC and O&M aspects of its acquisition of a 20 MW solar PV project in Nevada.
  • Counsel to an IPP in connection with EPC work for its development of a 10 MW photovoltaic power plant in Dover, Delaware.  Representation included drafting and negotiation of EPC, O&M and related agreements.
  • Counsel to a municipality in connection with all project development matters relating to the greenfield engineering, procurement and construction of a new photovoltaic solar-powered electric generation facility in San Diego.

c. Equipment Procurement Transactions

  • Counsel to a solar PV equipment manufacturer for the negotiation of framework agreements for the supply of over 3,800 MW of thin-film solar PV panels for projects located across the United States.
  • Counsel to a solar PV equipment manufacturer in connection with the provision of over 400 MW of solar PV equipment for multiple PV power projects in North Carolina.
  • Counsel to a solar PV equipment manufacturer for the provision of solar PV equipment for a 200 MW solar PV power project located in part on tribal lands in Nevada.
  • Counsel to a solar PV equipment manufacturer in the negotiation and documentation of an equipment purchase and sale agreement for the supply of solar PV modules for two power plants in Puerto Rico with combined capacity of 58 MW.
  • Counsel to a solar PV equipment manufacturer in the negotiation and documentation of an equipment purchase and sale agreement for the supply by the client of solar PV modules for three solar PV power plants in North Carolina with a combined capacity of 21 MW.
  • Counsel to a solar PV equipment manufacturer in the negotiation and documentation of an equipment purchase and sale agreement for the supply of solar PV modules and other balance of system components for a 20 MW power plant in California.
  • Counsel to a solar PV equipment manufacturer in the negotiation and documentation of an equipment purchase and sale agreement for the supply of solar PV modules and other balance of system components for a 7 MW power plant in California.
  • Counsel to a solar PV equipment manufacturer in the negotiation of an equipment purchase and sale agreement for the supply of solar PV modules and other balance of system components for a 4.5 MW power plant in California.

d. Real Estate Transactions

  • Real Estate counsel to a developer in the acquisition and due diligence review of a proposed 80 MW solar project in Idaho. Further advised on real estate project development and served as real estate counsel on the later sale of the project.
  • Real Estate counsel to a developer in its acquisition of early stage large scale solar projects in Texas, Nevada, Utah, Oregon, Wyoming and California. Representation included due diligence review and negotiation of ground leases and options to purchase, corrective title work, survey review and title policy issuance, federal land and mineral rights issues, transmission and other easement rights.
  • Real Estate counsel to a developer in the sale of several project sites in California which involved both ground mounted and roof mounted solar facilities.
  • Real Estate counsel to First Century Energy with regard to the preparation and negotiation of various solar ground leases in Georgia.
  • Real Estate outside counsel for multiple solar developers acquiring and constructing solar projects in Massachusetts.
  • Counsel to landowners with regard to the preparation and negotiation of ground leases for proposed wind facilities in Tennessee as well as solar facilities in Florida and New York.
  • Real Estate counsel to a property owner with regard to the preparation and negotiation of a Solar Ground Lease and Option with Solar Reserve.
  • Counsel to shopping center development company in connection with preparation of Solar Roof Lease for a shopping center in Massachusetts.
  • Counsel to a solar developer in Georgia in connection with the preparation of a Solar Services Agreement that involved significant rooftop property issues.
  • Counsel to a landowner in the preparation of a solar lease option agreement for the lease of approximately 900 acres of real property located in Dooly County, Georgia.
  • Counsel to a solar developer in the preparation of template solar lease option agreements and solar purchase option agreements to secure to obtain site control throughout the United States.
  • Counsel to a landowner in the negotiation of a solar lease option agreement for the lease of approximately 500 acres of real property located in Leon County, Florida.
  • Counsel to a landowner in the negotiation of a solar lease option agreement for the lease of approximately 570 acres of real property located in Laurens County, Georgia.