About Us

AWCC Capital provides innovative financing solutions for renewable energy projects in the United States.

AWCC Capital is an investor in renewable energy projects across North America. AWCC is the largest private landowner of wind and solar project land in the United States. AWCC manages the largest portfolio of privately held real estate associated wind and solar project land in the United States. AWCC also works with solar, wind, and other renewable energy project sponsors and development companies to deploy investment capital for late stage or operational renewable projects. We have a track record that includes real estate acquisition, power plant development, finance and construction of over 1000 MW of installed renewable capacity. AWCC has created a portfolio of assets from wind and solar energy developers and operators nationwide and is continuing to grow.

AWCC Capital is the market leader in the acquiring long term, contracted ground rent/lease agreements related to renewable energy projects. AWCC is in the business making investments in renewable energy  projects by purchasing recurring ground rents, projects, and infrastructure real estate.

Attention Renewable Landowners: 

AWCC Capital turns renewable energy ground lease payments, such as wind turbines, solar, or geothermal, into an upfront, lump sum pay out utilizing a streamlined, straightforward process. If you receive ground rent lease payments for renewable energy facilities, AWCC will pay you cash for all or part of your revenue stream!

We have helped people all over the country just like you:

  • Find out what your lease agreements are worth
  • Estate Planning & Retirement: Raise cash during retirement without selling your land
  • Finance the purchase of additional land
  • Pay down debt
  • Unlock your business: Re-deploy cash to a core business
  • Improve your liquidity
  • Asset appraisal: Landowners who are selling property, let us help you receive maximum value

We work with:

  • Landowners hosting renewable energy projects on their property
  • Community wind/small wind project owners
  • Wind project operators
  • Operators, developers, and owners of solar arrays from 250kW up to hundreds of MWs
  • Lenders/financial advisors
  • Real estate agents
  • Attorneys

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Our History

AWCC Capital has 65+ years of combined experience in the wind and power industries.

Initially founded as American Wind Capital in 2008 by veterans of the wind energy industry. American Wind Capital quickly became the leader in renewable energy lease and easement ground rent conversions.

On May 28th, 2014 Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc. (NYSE: HASI) issued a press release announcing the acquisition of American Wind Capital Company. Contemporaneously with the sale, Hannon Armstrong entered into a mutually exclusive agreement with AWCC Capital, LLC to continue to originate solar and wind related real estate transactions and mange the existing portfolio of 1000 MW’s of ground rent revenue under 40 renewable projects in 14 US states.  AWCC Capital’s current management has 65+ years of combined experience in renewable and traditional generation power industries.


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Our Team



CHARLES HINCKLEY American Wind CapitalCharles Hinckley

Chief Executive Officer and Founder.

Mr. Hinckley has developed or financed over 25 power plants across the US and the world, ranging from technologies from combined cycle gas turbines to wind power. He is the Founder, past Chairman, and CEO of American Wind Capital Company and Noble Environmental Power, a wind power company that currently owns and operates 726 MW of installed wind power capacity.

ANDREW HINCKLEY American Wind Capital Andrew Hinckley

Managing Director & Co-Founder.

Mr. Hinckley leads the Company’s acquisition effort. In addition to over twenty years of Sales and Marketing experience, Mr. Hinckley has ten years of energy experience. Andrew was Senior Vice President and Co-Founder of American Wind Capital Company. He also held the Director of Business Development at Noble Environmental Power and other project management roles.

Charlie Aldridge

Managing Director.

Mr. Aldridge heads asset management and project due diligence for the company. Charlie has been working for 15 years in the energy sector in project development and operational roles for American Wind Capital and Noble Environmental Power, since their founding, and with CC Hinckley Co. Prior to CC Hinckley Co., Mr. Aldridge held various operational roles in the telecommunications industry.

Michael Beckner

MBeckner Faded PicVice President, Business Development.

Prior to joining AWCC Capital, Michael was responsible for Quantum Utility Generation’s wind project development efforts, which included 900 MW of green field projects at various stages of development.  Beforehand, Mike was the Vice President of Development at Noble Environmental Power, LLC where he managed the wind project development effort for Noble’s 2,000MW development pipeline and pursued acquisition/sales opportunities for the company.  He holds a B.S. in Accounting from Clemson University.

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Our Values

Our first and foremost priority is to become an ally in your financial future. We believe integrity is the key to making this happen.

At AWCC Capital, our team is uniquely well versed in the benefits & process of selling alternative energy ground rents. We take every opportunity to reflect the accountability and responsibility necessary to achieve success for both the landowner and our company.

Landowners, Attorneys, or community project owners. All those involved with alternative energy will find working with AWCC Capital to be an uncomplicated, simple experience.

We understand the industry from all sides, and we bring that consideration into play as we navigate this process with you.

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