In the United States, community solar is a growing phenomenon. Those who live in an apartment or don't have suitable roofs or land are able to invest in, and benefit from, a larger project. In Japan, investing in a "PV with Lot" is becoming popular among individuals who don't own land and wish to generate extra income from the nation's feed-in tariff (FIT).
PV with Lot projects are popping up everywhere and individual investors can pick any site, independent from the location of their primary residency. This is similar to solar securitization and solar crowdfunding as an individual investment tool for solar, but it is different because individuals have actual ownership over solar projects.
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