Registration:                        8:00 – 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:30 – 1:30 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:30 – 5:30 pm

Renewables in Texas’s Deregulated Energy Marketplace 
M. Abdalla

   Current landscape
   Economics of solar energy and storage
   Virtual power plants

Keys to Developing a Solar Project in Texas 
S. Deatherage

   Solar leases—foundation of the project
   Ensuring milestones are met
   Preparing the project for sale
   Funding the interconnection security deposits
   Negotiating the sale of the Project LLC

Battery Energy Storage for Alternative and Renewable Energy 
C. Boyer

   The business of energy storage
   Battery technology
   Technology/design for field implementation
   Program management/process for field implantation

Solar/Solar Based R&D Technologies 
K. Rajeshwar

   Renewable energy sources
   Solar PV
   Fuel cells
   Storing solar energy via solar fuels

Biodiesel Production and Marketing 
B. Hubbard

   Introduction to biodiesel
   Technology overview
   Economic drivers
   State of the market

Energy from Anaerobic Digestion of Animal Waste 
B. Hubbard

   Introduction to energy production
   Technology overview
   Economic drivers
   State of the market


     7.5 Texas CLE Hours
        Administrative Law
        Real Estate Law
        Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

Professional Engineers
     7.5 PDHs

     7.5 Real Estate Law CLE Hours
     7.5 Oil, Gas and Mineral Law CLE Hours

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public. The State Bar of Texas has approved HalfMoon Education as a CLE provider for attorneys (No. 8131). This course offers 7.5 CLE hours.

The Texas Board of Legal Specialization has awarded this course 7.5 specialization hours for attorneys (Administrative Law, Real Estate, and Oil, Gas and Mineral Law) and paralegals (Real Estate Law, Oil, Gas and Mineral Law).

This seminar offers 7.5 PDHs to Texas professional engineers. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Texas.

Attendance will be monitored and reported, as required. Attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Mohammed Abdalla

Good Faith Energy
Good Faith Energy was founded by Mr. Abdalla in 2014 with a focus on developing high quality solar PV and storage projects with a local workforce. He has successfully overseen the development of 3MW of solar and 1 mWh of storage, mainly on the distributed generation side. Mr. Abdalla received the 2017 Solar Advocate of the Year Award and 2018 Greenbiz 30 under 30 award. He received a BSBA degree from the University of Tulsa, and he has an extensive background in the oil and gas corporate world. He currently resides in Dallas and enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter.

Chris Boyer

AES Distributed Energy

AES Distributed Energy
Dr. Boyer develops solar and storage technologies to bring better energy to the world. He is the product solutions manager for AES Distributed Energy, and he has been working with solar, wind, fuel cells, generators, energy storage and microgrids since 1995. Prior to AES his work included companies such as Lynntech Inc., Standard Renewable Energy, Shell Global Solutions, Lockheed Martin Intelligent Power Solutions, the Perfect Power Institute, Sabre Industries and Amber Waves Energy.

Scott Deatherage

S. Deatherage Law

Mr. Deatherage is a founding partner in the Dallas law firm of S. Deatherage Law, PLLC. For more than 30 years, he has focused on environmental issues, energy, and climate change. For most of his career, he worked with large law firms in Dallas, but four years ago he formed his own firm and also began pursuing entrepreneurial opportunities. He earned his B.A. in Letters from The University of Oklahoma in 1984 with highest honors, with minors in Botany and French, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1987 cum laude, where he served as the Articles Editor for the Harvard Environmental Law Review. Mr. Deatherage was one of the founders of the American Bar Association’s Environmental Disclosure Committee. He has published a book entitled Carbon Trading Law and Practice, originally published by Oxford University Press. He has taught Climate Change Law at the University of Texas Law School. He currently is general counsel of a company developing electric vehicle charging stations and planning to supply them with utility-scale solar plus storage facilities.

Benjamin Hubbard

Nexus PMG

Nexus PMG
Mr. Hubbard is the CEO of Nexus PMG, an engineering firm that specializes in built-to-spec solutions for large scale infrastructure projects. He is a program management consultant experienced in business strategy, strategic development and construction management. He has a proven track record of leading domestic and international high-profile construction projects in fast-paced environments. His experience spans across multiple industries including mining and metals, power, and forestry including wood pellet plants. Mr. Hubbard has the powerful ability to translate strategic organizational goals into clear operational plans leading to measurable results.

Krishnan Rajeshwar


Dr. Rajeshwar is a distinguished university professor at the University of Texas at Arlington. He is also the founding director of the Center for Renewable Energy Science & Technology (CREST) on campus. He was elected vice president of the Electrochemical Society (ECS) and is now a past president of the ECS. He is a past editor of the ECS Interface and currently serves on the editorial boards of several electrochemical journals. He is currently the editor-in-chief of the ECS Journal of Solid-State Sci. & Technol. After post-doctoral training at Colorado State University, he joined UT Arlington in 1983. His research interests span a wide spectrum and include photoelectrochemistry, solar energy conversion, renewable energy, materials chemistry, semiconductor electrochemistry, and environmental chemistry. Dr. Rajeshwar is a fellow of the Electrochemical Society and received the Energy Technology Division Research Award of the Electrochemical Society in 2009. He received the Research Award of the Electrodeposition Division at the recently-concluded fall meeting of the ECS in Atlanta, Georgia. He has authored monographs and edited books, special issues of journals, and conference proceedings on energy conversion. He is the author of over 400 peer-reviewed and well-cited publications (cited over 20,000 times, h-index: 66).

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