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  • Lynden Foley
    ... Subject: Solar Energy Law Alert: Proposed Regulations Address REIT Investments in Solar Facilities Date: Mon, 19 May 2014 20:22:23 -0700 From: Stoel
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      Subject:Solar Energy Law Alert: Proposed Regulations Address REIT Investments in Solar Facilities
      Date:Mon, 19 May 2014 20:22:23 -0700
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      Legal News Alert from Solar Energy Law Team

      Proposed Regulations Address REIT Investments in Solar Facilities 

      May 19, 2014


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      The Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of the Treasury recently issued proposed regulations that may help facilitate REIT investments in certain renewable energy projects. The proposed regulations create a new framework for determining whether a particular asset constitutes “real property” for REIT qualification purposes, and contain two examples that specifically address solar PV facilities and their separate components.

      Although the proposed regulations represent a step in the right direction and an encouraging development, it is doubtful that they will create a groundswell of REIT investments in solar projects or in other renewable energy projects.

      For our analysis of the proposed regulations and the solar property examples, click here.

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