Renewable Energy

inspiring action on
climate change

Ireland must cut its emissions by 30% by 2030. Agriculture is Ireland’s largest carbon emitter, responsible for a whopping 47% of the total of all emissions. At Adams Law we are really good at achieving targets.

More and more we are seeing the price companies are paying for the sins of the past in terms of renewable energy in Ireland. There is a huge demand to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to deal with ageing outmoded energy assets – these are all very complex decisions. All of this make renewable energy a very exciting area to work in.

Adams Law is at the forefront of this sector, providing our clients with advice on matters relating to power and utilities, transmission and distribution, carbon capture and storage and wind and solar energy.

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We have been advising on renewables for over 20 years and we have been through the entire lifecycle of much of these assets, from the consent and planning process, through to the construction phase, financing, operation, maintenance and ultimately their refinancing or sale. We have advised sellers and acquirers, investors, banks, and suppliers on a whole range of energy transactions. 

Whilst we have experience in almost all types of renewable energy, our focus is on:

  • Wind power – onshore and offshore.
  • Solar.
  • Biomass.
  • Waste to energy.
  • Hydropower.
  • Cleantech.

Wind Energy

Adams Law are a niche renewable energy law firm that has been advising clients for over 20 years. We regularly advise businesses in the onshore and offshore wind sectors.

Our renewable energy solicitors work with some of the largest operators in Ireland. We have also acted for a whole range of other stakeholders such as landowners and lending institutions. This gives our firm a unique insight into all aspects of renewable energy contracts and the ways in which opportunities can be maximised.

We Advise On

  • Greenfield & ready to go sites.
  • Grid connections.
  • Debt & equity fundraising.
  • Buying & selling portfolios & projects.
  • Title, planning & ‘grid’ due diligence.
  • Options, leases, rights of way and easements.
  • Turbine supply arrangements.
  • Balance of plant contracts.
  • Direct agreements & collateral warranties.
  • Power purchase arrangements.
  • Subsidies and tariffs.

Recent highlights of work

  • Acting for Investors in relation to acquisition of a significant number of wind farms in Ireland.
  • Acting for client in relation to a joint venture wind farm with farmers.
  • Acting for lending institutions in relation to renewable energy projects.
  • Acting for a consortium acquiring and developing a Greenfield site into a major wind farm.
  • Acting for a client in the sale of a wind farm group
  • Advising clients on land options.

Solar Power

At Adams Law we advise a wide range of clients in relation to solar power projects including developers, suppliers, lenders and landowners. Our clients are both Irish and international. The solar energy industry has enjoyed great growth in Ireland in recent years, with the cost of solar energy decreasing, no doubt the sector will continue to grow and prosper. Our solicitors deliver specialist legal advice and are trained to think outside the box.

Our firm has been involved in the most innovative Irish projects to date, including commercial solar farms as well as commercial and residential rooftop installations.

We act for funders, developers and landowners in relation to stand alone projects and major portfolios of solar installations. We have acted on both Greenfield developments and large portfolio commercial rooftop developments.

We Advise On

  • Developing and ground-mounted projects
  • Buying and selling projects and portfolios
  • Debt and equity funding
  • Title, planning and ‘grid’ due diligence
  • Rooftop leases
  • Options, leases, easements and way leaves
  • Engineering procurement and construction (EPC) contracts, operation and maintenance (ODM) contracts
  • Direct agreements and collateral warranties
  • Grid connections
  • Power purchase agreements
  • Subsidies and tariffs

At Adams Law, our vast experience, together with our know-how and commitment, keeps our solicitors at the forefront when it comes to advising on the legal aspect of solar energy law.

Senan Burke

Managing Partner

sburke@adamslaw.ie