CLEAN TECHNOLOGY

Energy and Infrastructure

While the overall market for clean technology has itself endured dynamic shifts for more than 10 years, activity in the sector remains vibrant. In its infancy, cleantech was driven by international energy security, climate change, rising energy and commodity prices, and water and other resource constraints. As the clean technology matured, it also has expanded to include a broad range of renewable energy technologies, particularly wind, solar and water power, as well as biomass and biofuels. Meanwhile, fuel cells and batteries; green building and construction; green chemicals; and other innovations have become increasingly prevalent players in the cleantech sector.

Companies and capital devoted to the promotion of efficient, sustainable, and responsible uses of energy and natural resources represent a massive opportunity for technological innovation have transformed the global infrastructure.

As the leading law firm to innovative technology and growth companies, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is uniquely positioned at the forefront of clean technology. Our team represents clients across the cleantech sector. WSGR's attorneys have a combination of practical legal expertise and familiarity with clean energy innovations, including, for example:

  • advanced energy generation (such as solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, waste-to-energy, natural gas, cleaner coal, and hydrokinetic)
  • battery and other energy storage technologies
  • energy efficiency
  • transmission, distribution, and smart grid
  • green building and bio-based chemicals
  • electric vehicle, biofuels, and other transportation technologies

We also represent many of the leading venture capital firms, private equity firms, and energy project investors critical to the development and commercialization of those technologies.

With more than 400 energy and clean technology clients, WSGR has built a strategic, integrated practice designed to meet a variety of complex and interconnected needs.