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Renewable Energy Tax Credits

Spencer Fane represents sponsors, developers, investors, and lenders involved in deals that take advantage of Renewable Energy Tax Credits, helping to structure transactions, organize investors and operators, and complete projects that benefit stakeholders and, ultimately, the environment.

Clients interested in wind, solar, and geothermal tax breaks benefit from our firm’s deep knowledge across the spectrum of issues that may impact renewable energy projects. Our Tax Credit Finance practice collaborates with our Energy attorneys to allow clients to make renewable energy projects feasible and profitable.

Additionally, Spencer Fane represents utilities and other entities that have a stake in a renewable energy transaction, but don’t directly benefit from the tax credit.

Our experienced attorneys are familiar with common issues that can impair renewable energy deals. Working from the end goal of a tax-exempt project, we adeptly structure transactions that take full advantage of available credits. Our attorneys are familiar with Investment Tax Credits (ITC) typically used with solar projects and Production Tax Credits (PTC), which are based upon the output of the system and most often used for wind turbines.

Our team provides counsel on the tax implications and other issues that may arise in the course of a project. This includes continuing to assess compliance once a project is active, to help avoid any regulatory hurdles that could result in disqualification or otherwise reduce financial benefits.