Josh Sturtevant focuses on the intersection of renewable energy policy, project development and finance, with emphasis on innovative project structures and transactions. He speaks and writes frequently on topics at the cutting edge of the transition to a clean energy-focused economy and is a past member of the solar industry-transforming SAPC and truSolar initiatives. He also served previously as a Vice Chair on the American Bar Association’s Committee on Government and Private Sector Innovation and has frequently guest lectured at The George Washington University Law School.

Josh previously worked as an associate in Sullivan & Worcester LLP’s Energy Finance Practice, spending time in the firm’s Boston and Washington, D.C. offices. There, Josh represented clients, including early stage companies and funds, in energy project development and project finance transactions, policy matters, corporate development matters and corporate transactions.

Prior to his time at S&W, Josh served as lead inside legal counsel and as a member of the management team with Distributed Sun, a privately held Washington, D.C.–based renewable energy developer, investor, owner and operator. At Distributed Sun, Josh managed diligence and transaction closings and advised on corporate development activities. He also served as lead counsel to the Distributed Sun affiliate beEdison, a software-as-a-service diligence platform.

Prior to his time at Distributed Sun, Josh co-founded, and served as a strategic advisor to, Renewable Energy Trust Capital, an independent solar financing platform. During law school, he published groundbreaking research on new structures in renewables, including the

solar-REIT. Prior to his career in the energy sector, Josh spent a number of years working in the capital markets in Boston and New York City.


•     Frequent contributor to the Energy Finance Report blog

•     Nevada Regulators Agree to “Grandfather” Solar Rooftop Rates, Renewable Energy World (Quoted, September 16, 2016)

•     EDGE Distributed Energy Finance Report (Contributor, September, 2016; May 11, 2016; Q’2, 2015)

•     Reforming the Energy Vision – Opportunities Exist But Hurdles Remain, Environmental Law in New York (February 2016)

•     Net Metering and Microgrids: Do Your Homework, Microgrid Knowledge (Quoted, February 29, 2016)

•     Caribbean Solar Power, Eniday (Quoted, January 19, 2016)

•     Top 2015 Renewable Energy Developments and What’s Ahead, Law 360 (Co-author, January 2016)

•     Are Seesaw Share Prices Impacting YieldCo Buying Power?, Law 360 (December 2015)

•     Grid Cybersecurity May Increase Costs for Distributed Energy, Microgrid Knowledge (Co-author, April 20, 2015)

•     Monetizing Energy Security, American Counsel on Renewable Energy (Co-author, October 2014)

•     Solar REITs: A Better Way to Invest in Solar, Forbes (Quoted, October 2012)

•     The S-REIT: An Investment-Driven Solution to Green Development Problems, GW Solar Institute (April 2011)

Practice Areas

○ Climate change business

○ Project development

○ Project finance

○ General counsel

○ Environmental law

○ Renewable energy


○ George Washington Univ. School of Law, J.D.

○ University of Massachusetts, B.A. cum laude


○ Massachusetts

Josh Sturtevant



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