Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy Law

Partners in our energy future.

Since 2000, Stahl, Davies, Sewell, Chavarria & Friend, LLP has assisted clients in reaching their energy goals. In fact, we have provided support for more than 14 GW of energy projects in Texas and beyond. Our attorneys have broad experience guiding clients from inception to commercial production by assisting in all aspects of the development, operation, finance, acquisition, construction, and sale of energy projects. The firm maneuvers between utility scale “traditional” and renewable energy ventures, and has experience with other technologies such as rooftop solar and energy storage projects.

The firm’s attorneys possess backgrounds in commercial real estate, state and local tax, natural resources, oil and gas, construction, and environmental law and rely on this experience to provide unparalleled service to our clients. We prepare ground leases, easements, crossing agreements, surface waivers, accommodation arrangements, and related documents for renewable and clean energy projects. For our project developer and sponsor clients, we analyze and resolve the myriad legal, title, and survey issues that arise in the development of an energy project and closely collaborate with governmental agencies, project lenders, hedge providers, and tax equity investors in coordinating the range of real estate instruments, government approvals, property tax incentive agreements, surveys, title policies, and legal opinion letters necessary to close deals. The firm performs due diligence and project review for investors, lenders, buyers, and related parties. We provide counsel to our clients regarding regulatory requirements, Texas tax issues, and environmental and permitting issues involved in project construction and development. We also prepare, review, and advise clients on engineering, procurement, and construction agreements and balance of plant agreements for energy projects.

We have the unique capability to operate as a part of your team, and our attorneys welcome that role. We view your project like you do: as an opportunity to further energy independence, environmental stewardship, and economic development at the ground level.  Our team understands where you come from and where you are going because we want to get there, too.  Contact us to inquire how we can work together.

Below is a partial list of publicly announced renewable energy projects we have worked on.

Wind Projects

Anacacho 100 MW

Bethel 277 MW

Brazos Wind 160 MW

Briscoe Wind 149.85 MW

Bruenning’s Breeze Wind 228 MW

Camp Springs I & II 250.5 MW

Canadian Breaks 200 MW

Champion 126.5 MW

Dermott 253 MW

Desert Sky (Repower) 153 MW

Electra 230 MW

Goat Mountain 150 MW

Goldthwaite Wind 148.6 MW

Green Pastures Wind I 150 MW

Green Pastures Wind II 150 MW

Gunsight Mountain 120 MW

Hereford Wind 200 MW

Horse Creek 230 MW

Inadale 197 MW

Jumbo Road 300 MW

King Mountain 281.2 MW

Logan’s Gap 200 MW

Mariah Del Norte 230 MW

McAdoo 150 MW

Miami Wind 288.6 MW

Munnsville 35 MW

Osage County 150 MW

Panther Creek 143 MW

Papalote Creek I 180 MW

Papalote Creek II 200 MW

Persimmon Creek 1 200 MW

Pioneer Trail 150 MW

Pyron 249 MW

Rattlesnake 207.2 MW

Rocksprings Val Verde 149 MW

Roscoe 209 MW

San Roman 105 MW

Santa Rita Wind 300 MW

Senate 150 MW

Settlers Trail 150 MW

Southwest Mesa 74.9 MW

Stanton 120 MW

Stella Wind 201 MW

Stony Creek 52.5 MW

Sweetwater Wind 1 (Repower) 41 MW

Sweetwater Wind 2 (Repower) 99 MW

Trent Mesa (Repower) 167 MW

Turkey Track 170 MW

Wake 257 MW

White Deer 80 MW

Wildcat 200 MW

Wildorado 160 MW

Willow Springs 250 MW

Woodward Mountain 159.7 MW

Solar Projects

Alamo 6 110 MW

Alamo 7 106 MW

Bandera Electric Cooperative Community Solar Farm 1.9 MW

Buckthorn 200 MW (DC)

California Flats North 130 MW (AC)

Imperial Valley 23 MW

Maricopa West 20 MW

Midway 236 MW

Mount Signal 328 MW (DC)

Otero County Electric Cooperative Solar Farm 3 MW

Pearl 50 MW

Pumpjack Solar I 20 MW

Rio Bravo Solar I 20 MW

Rio Bravo Solar II 20 MW

Roserock Solar 150 MW

SunE Beacon Site 2 59 MW (DC)

SunE Beacon Site 5 47.2 MW (DC)

Webberville Solar 30 MW

Wildwood Solar I 20 MW

Wildwood Solar II 15 MW