Stoel Rives Publishes Updated Edition of Solar Energy Law Guide

Stoel Rives LLP, a U.S. business law firm, has published the third edition of its solar energy guide. Titled "Lex Helius: The Law of Solar Energy," the guide is part of a series of books that provide a general overview of of the legal issues encountered in a typical renewalbe energy project.

San Diego, CA ó Stoel Rives LLP, a U.S. business law firm, announced the publication of the third edition of its solar energy guide. Titled "Lex Helius: The Law of Solar Energy," the guide is part of a series of books published by Stoel Rives that provide developers, investors and lenders with a general overview of the legal issues encountered in a typical renewable energy project. Lex Helius reviews issues such as real property procedures, regulatory and permitting requirements, interconnection issues, power purchase negotiations, financing, taxes and construction contracting.

"The growth of solar energy in America has been phenomenal," said Lex Helius editor and Stoel Rives attorney Morten Lund. "Recent state and federal policies and incentives have encouraged investment in solar energy, and the industry's economics are increasingly attractive and competitive. Given the rapidly evolving business and regulatory environment, we wanted to provide our readers with the latest insights our solar energy professionals have to offer."

Updated topics in the guide include incentives and tax features, financing structures, market conditions, permitting requirements, power purchase procedures, construction contracting, state and federal regulatory structure, and RECs and REC markets.

The new edition of Lex Helius will be available from Stoel Rives at booth #3043 at the Solar Power International 2011 conference in Dallas, October 17-20, 2011. The guide can also be downloaded at, along with The Law of Algae, The Law of Biofuels, The Law of Biomass, Lava Law - Legal Issues in Geothermal Energy Development, The Law of Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy and The Law of Wind (available in English and Chinese).

About Stoel Rives LLP: Stoel Rives is a business law firm providing corporate and litigation services to a wide range of clients throughout the United States and abroad. Rated one of the nation's top energy law practices by both Chambers and Partners and U.S. News & World Report-Best Lawyers®, the firm represents major national and international developer and investor clients throughout the solar, wind, bioenergy, geothermal, marine and hydrokinetic energy industries. Stoel Rives provides a full complement of services including corporate, finance, tax, permitting, real estate and development, technology, intellectual property and energy regulatory compliance. With offices in Alaska, California, Idaho, Minnesota, Oregon, Utah and Washington, the firm has nearly 400 attorneys. For more information, visit

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