World Energy, LLC
Represented World Energy, LLC, one of the largest advanced biofuel suppliers in North America, in its acquisition of Delek US Holdings, Inc.’s interests in renewable jet fuel and diesel producer AltAir Paramount, LLC.
Represented an international integrated alternative energy company in negotiating all aspects of several EPC contracts for utility scale solar projects, preparation of joint development agreements, joint operating agreements and due diligence reports for sites throughout the Western United States and drafting contracts touching on virtually all aspects of operating a major international solar energy company.
Invenergy Wind Projects
Represented Invenergy in connection with developing, acquiring and financing wind projects in Colorado and California, including as lead project development counsel with respect to a joint venture between Invenergy and SDG&E developing a wind project on tribal land in Southern California.
LightBeam Tax Credit Equity Financing
Arranged conventional and tax credit equity financing for LightBeam Energy’s project development backlog of 10 megawatts of solar power generation. The 10 megawatts of solar power generation are part of a six project Agreement to Proceed (ATP) LightBeam Energy entered into with the Northern California Power Agency (NCPA).
Served as corporate, real estate and financing counsel with respect to the development, acquisition and financing of solar energy projects in California.
Defended Zep Solar (which was later acquired by SolarCity) in patent infringement lawsuits filed in the International Trade Commission and the Northern District of California relating to efficient techniques for mounting solar panels. After obtaining early dismissal of Plaintiffs' claim for declaratory judgment of noninfringement because there was no subject matter jurisdiction, we sought a stay of the litigation pending an inter partes reexamination of the patent-in-suit in the Patent and Trademark Office. The asserted patents were invalidated virtually in their entirety, and the cases then settled.
Covanta Energy Company
Represented Covanta Energy Company regarding contractor and vendor claims relating to the completion of an expansion to the H-Power power generation facility in Kapolei, Hawaii. The H-Power facility burns solid municipal waste, generates electricity and recovers for recycling both ferrous and non-ferrous metals from the waste stream.
Exploratorium Museum San Francisco
Assisted in monetizing the renewable energy tax credits associated with an approx. $7 million 1.5 MW PV rooftop solar installation at its newly renovated science museum facility located on the San Francisco waterfront and represented the client in connection with agreements for the purchase and operation and maintenance of the system.
First Solar - Desert Sunlight Solar Farm
Served as environmental, real estate and permitting counsel on the development and financing of the Desert Sunlight Solar Farm project, a 550-megawatt solar photovoltaic facility located on approximately 4,000 acres of land administered by the Bureau of Land Management in Riverside County.
First Solar - Topaz Solar Farm
Served as environmental, real estate and permitting counsel on the development and financing of the Topaz Solar Farm project, a 550-megawatt solar photovoltaic facility located on approximately 4,000 acres of private project land with more than 12,000 acres of land to be protected and preserved in San Luis Obispo County.
First Solar Acquisition of NextLight Renewable Power
Assisted First Solar in acquiring, by merger, NextLight Renewable Power’s extensive solar project pipeline in California, Arizona and Nevada valued at $285 million. Farella attorneys coordinated the environmental, permitting and land use aspects of the transaction for First Solar.
Represented FRV, Inc. in the acquisition of an early-stage, 350 megawatt photovoltaic solar development project, including acquisition of the project entity, land transfers and mitigation land option agreements.
Perpetual Energy Systems
Represented Perpetual Energy Systems in connection with renewable energy/construction financing of a $35 million construction term loan and tax equity investment. U.S. Bank served as the construction lender and tax equity sponsor.
Represented manufacturer/developer in connection with EPC, O&M and stock purchase agreements related to 10 megawatt tracking solar energy facility in Mohave County, AZ.
Utility Scale Solar EPC Contracting
Represented International Integrated Alternative Energy Company in negotiating all aspects of several EPC contracts for utility scale solar projects; preparation of joint development agreements, joint operating agreements, and due diligence reports for sites throughout the Western United States; and drafting contracts touching on virtually all aspects of operating a major international solar energy company.
California Independent System Operator
First Solar - Campo Verde
First Solar - Transactional Work
Represented winery in negotiations of a pending contract for the third party installation and ownership of a large solar power facility.
International Integrated Alternative Energy Company
Represented NaturEner USA LLC, a renewable energy company, in securing a $320 million construction loan to build the 189-megawatt Rim Rock wind power project in Montana.