NextEra Energy Resources, LLC
|Represented NextEra Energy Resources, LLC in the real estate, permitting and development of utility-scale solar and solar-plus-storage projects including the 750 MW McCoy Solar Energy Project (BLM, Riverside County, CA), 500 MW Blythe Solar Power Project (BLM, CEC); current permitting and development of 500 MW Yellow Pine Solar Project (BLM); on-going O&M of the existing Blythe, McCoy/Arlington and Desert Sunlight Solar Farm; and environmental and permitting diligence for the 1.3 GW Eagle Crest Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Project.|
Commercial Rooftop Solar Projects
|Represented True Green Capital, LLC with permitting and financing support for multiple commercial rooftop and carport solar projects in LADWP service territory/feed-in-tariff program; and diligence and development of commercial rooftop solar projects at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base (California) and Buckley Air Force Base (Colorado).|
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.
Served as corporate, real estate and financing counsel with respect to the development, acquisition and financing of solar energy projects in California.
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.
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.
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.
First Solar - Campo Verde
Served as corporate, environmental, real estate and permitting counsel on the acquisition, development and sale of the Campo Verde Solar Project, a 139-megawatt solar photovoltaic facility located on a 1,443-acre site in Imperial County, Calif.
First Solar - Rosamond Solar Project
Represented First Solar, Inc. in connection with EPC contract for 150 MW Rosamond Solar Project in Kern County, California.
First Solar - Transactional Work
Served as lead transactional and diligence counsel to First Solar in connection with several utility-scale photovoltaic solar development projects, including the acquisition of the Moapa Solar Project in Nevada.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 with the Northern California Power Agency (NCPA).
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.
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.
Wisconsin Energy/Elm Road
Represented Wisconsin Energy and Power in connection with the development of a $2.3 billion twin unit super critical coal-fired power plant on the banks of Lake Michigan. Our representation included defending against a $515 million claim by the project's general contractor.
First Solar - Switch Station Solar Projects
Served as permitting, real estate and project development counsel for 179 megawatt AC Switch Station 1 and Switch Station 2 solar projects located on federal public land in Clark County, Nevada, including with respect to the sale of the completed projects to EDF Renewable Energy.
First Solar Acquisition of NextLight Renewable Power
|Provided real estate, permitting, and environmental diligence support to 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 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 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.
Represented trading arm of major U.S. independent power producer in development of template resource adequacy purchase and sale confirmations under various master purchase and sale agreements other energy providers and load serving entities and ongoing representation in negotiating specific transactions under such templates as well as under confirmation forms generated by counterparties.
PV Solar Agreements - Arizona
We have represented a variety of owners and developers in connection with the negotiation and documentation of agreements related to the engineering, procurement, construction, and purchase and sale of photovoltaic electricity generation facilities, including a 20 MW tracking ground-mounted system in Arizona.
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.