Alternative Energy and Sustainability

Stevens & Lee has combined its substantial experience in the traditional energy industry with our knowledge of current technology, regulatory issues and financial incentives to advise clients concerning alternative energy, sustainability issues and energy efficiency. We assist clients in reducing their energy costs. Our professionals have been deeply involved with developers, power purchasers and investors concerning distributed generation projects serving industries and nonprofit entities. We evaluate the legal and financial structures to implement alternative energy projects including solar, combined heat and power, fuel cells, geothermal, wind and biomass projects. Our team of multidisciplinary professionals can provide independent, effective analysis in all aspects of alternative energy project development, structuring, financing and procurement. In addition, our professional services platform allows us to assist with issuance of tax-exempt and taxable municipal bonds and with obtaining significant grants and low interest loans to assist in financing renewable energy projects. Our experience includes:

  • Representing project developers in all aspects of project development, structuring, financing and ownership or sale of developed projects
  • Representing property owners and tenants in structuring and implementing distributed generation and energy efficiency projects
  • Negotiation of power purchase agreements, leases, site control documents, engineering, procurement and construction agreements, membership interest purchase agreements, purchase and sale agreements and other agreements related to renewable energy projects
  • Representing investors in alternative energy projects
  • Evaluation of all tax aspects of project development and financing
  • Representing solar trade associations in state utility commission proceedings
  • Assistance with regulatory issues affecting alternative and energy efficiency projects
  • Zoning and land use issues
  • Mergers, acquisition, divestitures
  • Public-private partnerships