Barclay Damon
Barclay Damon

Renewable Energy

Barclay Damon clients are on the forefront of developing renewable energy projects from innovative to utility scale. Our renewable energy team’s national experience and deep understanding of related laws, policies, and economics help clients successfully navigate the challenges facing this growing industry.

We represent project developers, private equity investors, independent power producers, utilities, power purchasers and sellers, installers, manufacturers, and construction companies in a wide variety of renewable energy sectors, including: 

  • Solar
  • Wind
  • Hydropower
  • Biomass
  • Fuel cell battery storage

Our attorneys advise on all aspects of development, financing, acquisition, licensing and permitting, operation, and valuation related to the renewable energy industry, including:

  • Due diligence and project finance, mergers and acquisitions, financings, and workouts
  • Commercial leases and other real property transactions
  • Site acquisition and project development
  • Business formation and restructuring
  • Environmental permitting and compliance, local land use and zoning approvals, and environmental review by federal, state, and local governmental agencies
  • Regulatory approvals, licensing, certifications, and other necessary authorizations by federal and state governmental agencies, including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), state public service commissions, and research and development authorities, among others
  • Power purchases, swaps and derivatives, REA and REC accounting, trading and conversions, interconnections, and agreements involving renewable portfolio standards
  • Grants and other economic incentives, including renewable energy tax credits
  • Complex property rights, including water and easement issues
  • Construction contracts and disputes
  • Real property tax management and tax mitigation options, including payments-in-lieu-of-tax (PILOT) agreements and other exemptions
  • Research and development and intellectual property protections

Our renewable energy team has national experience in renewable energy project development, siting, and finance and includes attorneys who worked as in-house counsel and senior officers at large utility companies with significant renewable energy holdings. Others have served on boards of renewable energy companies. This experience provides our clients with unique understanding of the business and operational side of the industry.