Husch Blackwell and the Texas Renewable Energies Industries Alliance have teamed up to produce a webinar series focused on the Texas solar industry, titled “On the Horizon”. Register here for the final webinar in the series, in which Husch Blackwell’s Chauncey Lane and Jason Reschly will focus on solar development finance and the investor tax credit.  They’ll give advice on tax requirements to qualify for solar tax credits, discuss tax issues for structuring transactions, identify trends in solar project finance and provide a forecast for 2017, and discuss implications for changing tax credit structures.

Past webinars in the series include:

  • The Environmental Landscape: Permitting, ESA, and Shortening the Development Timeline: a discussion of the current energy policies impacting solar development; permitting requirements that can affect the timeline for developing a solar energy project, including local zoning and Endangered Species Act requirements; and potential opportunities for change that may stimulate additional development in the state (available for download).
  • Solar Leases & Mineral Rights Issues: a discussion of key solar lease provisions, the Texas accommodation doctrine, and co-location of a solar facility with oil and gas uses, including the steps solar project developers can take to anticipate mineral estate operations and lessen the potential impact of rights of access (available for download).
  • Solar Developments in Texas – Texas Legislative and Regulatory Preview: an in-depth look at Texas legislative and regulatory issues affecting solar development in the state, including a preview the 2017 legislative session and insight into what’s happening with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) (available for download).
  • Solar Development in Texas – Expanding Solar Through Storage: a discussion of the future of solar+storage in Texas; how innovative companies and utilities deploy technology to improve the resiliency and reliability of the electrical power grid through grid management services and energy storage; and options to manage growth and potentially avoid transmission and distribution costs (available for download).