Sol Systems and Microsoft’s 500 MW Solar Project

Bracewell LLP represented Sol Systems on the deal.

Sol Systems, LLC partnered with Microsoft on an initiative to develop over 500 MW of solar projects in under-resourced communities in the United States and to create a first-of-its-kind community investment fund. Sol Systems and Microsoft designed the initiative to maximize the portfolio’s positive environmental, community and societal impact.

Washington, DC-based Sol Systems will finance, develop and operate the portfolio and sell energy from the projects to Microsoft. In parallel, working with local leaders in nearby communities and those disproportionately impacted by climate change, Sol Systems and Microsoft will invest at least $50 million for community-led grants and investments that support educational programs, job and career training, habitat restoration, and programs that support access to clean energy and energy efficiency.

While the size of the portfolio itself is notable, the initiative is unique in the industry for its ongoing commitment to community involvement and localized environmental justice.

Bracewell represented Sol Systems in the transaction with a team including Partners Hans P. Dyke (Picture), Danielle Garbien and Stephen J. Hug.

Involved fees earner: Hans Dyke – Bracewell; Danielle Garbien – Bracewell; Stephen Hug – Bracewell;

Law Firms: Bracewell;

Clients: Sol Systems, LLC;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti