Webinar: The New Boom in Solar + Battery Storage: Things are heating up!


Webinar | September.20.2018 | 10am - 11am (Pacific Daylight Time)

Increased renewables penetration, declining capital costs, progressive state mandates and other trends have contributed to the boom in battery storage in recent years. Today, utilities and other offtakers around the country are actively procuring battery storage, and are especially interested in “hybrid” solar + battery storage projects.

Webinar discussion items include:

  • Update on current market in energy storage and solar + battery storage projects
  • Today’s solar + battery storage project deal structures, and key issues and challenges involved
  • Issues and potential solutions for financing solar + battery storage projects
  • Operational, commercial and tax considerations in designing and structuring solar + battery storage projects
  • The most active domestic and international markets for solar + battery storage projects

Webinar panelists:

  • Les Sherman, Partner, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Rohit Sachdev, Partner, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Greg Brehm, Director of Power Resources, Marin Clean Energy
  • Fleming Ray, Senior Project Manager, DNV GL

CLE Credits Available: N



  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Renewable Energy
  • Power
  • Solar Energy
  • Wind Energy

Les Sherman Partner Energy, Infrastructure


Les leads Orrick’s US Renewable Energy Practice and has represented developers, investors and others on renewable and traditional energy project transactions for 35 years.

Chambers publications identify Les as a Leading Lawyer and report that clients say Les is an “icon in California in the renewables space” and “established a reputation as the go-to guy in California”. Clients praise Les for being “creative and responsive,” “the ultimate diplomat” and “deal oriented”. Les also is recognized by Euromoney, The Legal 500 and The Expert Guides as a Leading Lawyer in energy project development, M&A and finance.

Les represents many of the industry’s leading companies on project development, financing and M&A transactions for solar, wind, biomass, gas and similar generation projects, battery technology and other energy storage projects, biofuels and production facilities and energy efficiency projects. Les has led the Orrick team’s thought leadership in the growing energy storage market, has published numerous articles on the topic, and has served as lead counsel on many of the largest storage and renewables+storage transactions completed to date.



  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Renewable Energy
  • Wind Energy

Rohit Sachdev Partner Energy, Infrastructure


Rohit represents several of the world’s leading developers of renewable and conventional energy generation projects on project development, M&A and financing arrangements.

He has extensive experience in the solar, wind, energy storage, gas and biofuel sectors, with a particular focus on California and other U.S. jurisdictions. Rohit's past deal experience spans energy and infrastructure projects in the Americas, Asia, India, Europe and the Middle East, and includes award-winning transactions.

In recent years, Rohit's practice has focused particularly on project development and project M&A transactions.  He has successfully negotiated thousands of MWs of "physical" and "virtual" PPAs and tolling agreements, as well as a variety of construction, supply and other development arrangements.  Rohit has also represented clients on the purchase and sale of renewables projects in various U.S. jurisdictions, as well as joint venture and other project asset arrangements.  He has particularly focused on the development, financing and sale of domestic and international energy storage projects, including stand-alone, hybrid, front-of-meter and behind-the-meter projects.

Rohit started his legal career at an international law firm in New York where he focused on project development and project finance transactions across the globe. Prior to law and business schools, Rohit was an investment banking analyst at Credit Suisse in San Francisco where he provided M&A and financial advisory services to technology companies in Silicon Valley.