Solar, Wind, and Energy Storage Project Leases and Easements: Best Practices for Renewable Energy Counsel
Key Provisions, Challenges, and Differences Based on Use of Land, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide renewable energy counsel guidance on the key provisions, challenges, and differences of long-term real estate agreements for solar, wind, and energy storage projects. The panel will discuss critical terms and negotiation points for leases, easements, and other contracts, key differences for certain types of renewable energy projects, issues, and risks based on the use of land, natural resources, and other activities, as well as provide critical insight and techniques to avoid conflicting interests and minimize potential liability.
- Siting and developing renewables
- Lease, license, or easement
- Navigating competing land use rights
- Specific issues for solar vs. wind vs. energy storage
- Drafting and negotiating key provisions
The panel will review these and other noteworthy issues:
- What structures are suitable for solar, wind, and storage leasing projects--and what are the benefits and risks of each?
- What are the key differences and challenges of acquiring land rights for solar, wind, and energy storage?
- What are the challenges and risks associated with competing land use rights and methods to overcome them?
- How can counsel address legal issues that arise in structuring a lease?
- What are best practices to avoid common pitfalls in negotiating and securing land rights for solar, wind, and storage projects?
Theresa M. Carroll
Ms. Carroll represents clean energy developers with respect to real estate, finance, contract negotiation, and other... | Read More
Ms. Carroll represents clean energy developers with respect to real estate, finance, contract negotiation, and other matters. She advises on utility-scale wind, solar, and storage projects regarding long term ground lease provisions, site control and related real estate, title insurance, and general corporate matters. Prior to joining Clean Law, Ms. Carroll worked for industry-leading law firms servicing insurance companies. She has robust insurance coverage experience, having represented clients on a variety of complex issues involving primary and excess general liability, first party property, third party casualty, and bad faith claims. A former litigator, Ms. Carroll has litigated insurance coverage and commercial disputes in federal and state courts across the country.Close
Daniel M. Engler
Cox Castle & Nicholson
Mr. Engler is a real estate transactional attorney who represents clients in the buying, selling, leasing, and... | Read More
Mr. Engler is a real estate transactional attorney who represents clients in the buying, selling, leasing, and development of real estate across a range of industries including residential, commercial, mixed-use, health care, and renewable energy. He is known for providing smart, business-oriented advice and helps clients solve problems and close transactions quickly and efficiently.Close