- Semester: Spring 2023
- Course ID: 296W
- Credit Hours: 2
- Grading Method: Pass/Fail Allowed (JD only)
- Will use floating mean GPA if applicable
- Upperclass-only elective
|3:45 - 5:35 pm
This two-credit course will survey the most prominent current legal issues affecting the wind and solar industry. Taught by two practicing attorneys (with a combined 50 years of experience in the electric power, wind and solar industries), the course will explore the history of wind and solar energy, the fundamentals of developing a wind or solar project, the major elements of wind and solar leases and other real property issues, government tax incentives, litigation, interconnection and transmission issues, permitting, the impact of renewable energy development on the environment and wildlife, acquisitions and sales of wind and solar projects, and project finance. We will also learn about other technologies such as energy storage and waste-to-energy. Many of our class meetings will feature prominent guest speakers who work in and provide counsel to the renewable energy and electric utility industries. Grading is based on a combination of a paper and presentation on a topic of the student's choosing, a transactional assignment, a case presentation, and class participation.