Section 1603 Cash Grants for Renewable Energy Projects

Leveraging the Soon-to-Expire Option for Financing RE Projects

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Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE webinar with Q&A

Conducted on Tuesday, October 11, 2011

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Course Materials

This CLE course will prepare counsel involved in renewable energy projects with guidance for preserving eligibility for the section 1603 cash grant. The panel will discuss the financing structures that can utilize the grants and offer strategies for taking advantage of the grants before they expire.


Section 1603 cash grants are an important financing tool for renewable energy projects. The grant program reimburses a portion of the expense incurred in acquiring specified energy property and is in lieu of other available tax credits.

The window to take advantage is quickly closing. Counsel must understand the complexities surrounding the requirements to ensure eligibility and should advise clients on leveraging this financing option before it expires at the end of 2011.

Listen as our authoritative panel of attorneys examines the latest developments relating to the section 1603 cash grant, outlines how to preserve eligibility of projects, reviews financing structures that can utilize the cash grant, and discusses Treasury’s latest guidance.



  1. Preserving cash grant eligibility
  2. Financing structure utilizing cash grant
  3. Treasury grant guidance
    1. Application procedures
    2. Qualified renewable energy facility
    3. Beginning of construction and placed in service
    4. Required documentation
    5. Implications for financing projects


The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What are the critical steps to preserve eligibility for the section 1603 cash grant?
  • What financing structures are unique to the cash grant?
  • What is the latest guidance from Treasury regarding cash grant eligibility?

Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.


Andrew W. Ratts
Andrew W. Ratts

Winston & Strawn

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