MH serves as counsel in second solar project of the year


The announcement last month that a 1.9-megawatt project spanning five Walmart stores in New Jersey has been named the 2019 Large-Scale Solar Builder Project of the Year marked the second consecutive year Solar Builder magazine has honored a project for which McDonald Hopkins attorneys Michael Wise and Chad Arfons served as counsel.

The Walmart Phase IV project installing solar panels on rooftop space of stores in the New Jersey cities of Bayonne, Garfield, Teterboro, Somerdale and Hamilton is part of Walmart’s collaboration with C2 Energy Capital, a New York City-based investor in renewable energy and storage assets.

“We congratulate C2 Energy Capital on being recognized for its innovative work with Walmart”, said Arfons.  “We represent national solar investors, lenders, developers and EPCs on solar projects located all over the United States.

“We’ve now been developer’s counsel for 2018 and 2019 solar projects of the year,” added Arfons, who leads the tax credit practice at McDonald Hopkins.

In 2018, Solar Builder selected the solar project that transformed Ohio’s Cuyahoga County Landfill as the magazine’s Gold Project of the Year.

“In that 2018 project, Chad and I represented Enerlogics Solar, which is based in Youngstown, for the project in Brooklyn, Ohio,” said Wise, who co-chairs the Energy Practice Group at McDonald Hopkins. “We are looking to do more solar work in Ohio, Michigan and Illinois in the upcoming year. Our team of multidisciplinary attorneys have extensive experience with energy contracts, construction, regulatory issues, mergers and acquisitions, project finance and tax credits.  We are able to bring creative solutions and a deep bench of solar experts to bear to help our clients develop successful projects.”

McDonald Hopkins’ representation in both of these projects focused on negotiating and preparing power purchase agreements.  MH also led the project finance and interconnection efforts and assisted with all aspects of project development on the Enerlogics project.

To learn more about McDonald Hopkins’ Energy Practice group and its work in solar energy development, click here.

And to learn more about the Walmart Phase IV project in New Jersey and its collaboration with C2 Energy Capital, read the 2019 Large Scale Project of the Year announcement in Solar Builder Magazine.

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