If I remember my Real Estate 101 correctly, the goal is to rent out as much square footage as possible at the highest price, maximizing revenue for a building. But what about all of that wasted space above your head, on the roof? There's got to be a way to monetize that space right?
That is becoming a more viable option for REITs around the country as utilities and solar developers make business models that are palatable to the real estate industry. In one example AMB Property Corporation
Developers Diversified Realty Corporation
The biggest hindrance to widespread adoption for now is the lack of a consistent business model. Solar initiatives vary state to state, and developers are not yet equipped to handle the capital expenditures that REITs would want them to handle for solar installations. SoCal Edison did take a big step with their 250 MW distributed generation rooftop program, which it will own and operate. SunPower
Manufacturers like LDK Solar
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