Williams Mullen works with developers, investors, owners and operators on the development of utility-scale and distributed generation (DG) solar projects. Our Solar Energy team assists clients in all aspects of solar project development, including real estate, land use, financing, tax, environmental, energy (regulation, interconnection and power sales), construction and corporate law.  Through our team’s understanding of the legal, financial and other aspects of a solar project, our ultimate goal is to assist clients in expediting project delivery, mitigating risk and maximizing return.

 

      

Williams Mullen works with developers, investors, owners and operators on the development of utility-scale and distributed generation (DG) solar projects. Our Solar Energy team assists clients in all aspects of solar project development, including real estate, land use, financing, tax, environmental, energy (regulation, interconnection and power sales), construction and corporate law.  Through our team’s understanding of the legal, financial and other aspects of a solar project, our ultimate goal is to assist clients in expediting project delivery, mitigating risk and maximizing return.

We offer clients a full-service team to assist with taking a solar project from conception to completion, and all aspects in between.  Our comprehensive team of attorneys and advisors includes members of the firm’s Energy, Real Estate, Land Use, Construction, Government Relations, Environmental, Tax, Corporate and Intellectual Property practice groups.  Whether you are considering a utility-scale or small-scale ground mounted solar system or a rooftop solar project, our solar team can help navigate the process from beginning to end.

ENERGY REGULATION

  • Federal and state energy regulatory compliance and approvals
    • Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN)
    • Permit-by-Rule (PBR)
    • Qualifying Facility (QF) certification
  • Regional Transmission Organization (RTO) regulations

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT

  • Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Agreements
  • Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs)
  • Interconnection requirements and agreements
  • Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Agreements
  • Construction contracts and disputes

REAL ESTATE & LAND USE

  • Real estate contracting, including options to purchase or lease, easements, leases and property acquisitions
  • Land use, siting and permitting approvals and permits

PROJECT FINANCING AND CORPORATE TRANSACTIONS

  • Equity funding, senior debt and mezzanine financing
  • Non-recourse project financing
  • Corporate organization and structuring
  • Joint ventures
  • Project acquisition and divestiture (single and portfolio)

ENVIRONMENTAL

  • Environmental compliance, auditing and counseling
  • Permitting and enforcement
  • Environmental impact reviews

TAXES AND INCENTIVES

  • Counseling and structuring of federal and state incentives
  • Tax rebates, credits and other incentives, including Investment Tax Credit
  • Local property tax assessments, exemptions and credits

      

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    Experience

    Our team has worked on the development of more than 600 MW of solar projects in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S.

     
    600+ MEGAWATTS