Remember when we had the idea that investing in real estate was a safe bet? It was such a commonplace idea that this would generate a return on the investment, that it became a cliche: “As safe as houses”.
Now, despite our real estate values dropping like a stone, there is still part of your building that you can use to generate a certain return yearly.
That is that abundant farmland that you have on your roof.
You didn’t know you have farmland on the roof? Northern California’s PG&E thinks so. If you have solar potential (a flat roof or 20 degree slope to the South, Southwest or Southeast with no shade) you could actually generate a decent return on investment, regardless of your declining property value, from your sunshine harvest.
You could earn 8% a year on an investment in a solar roof. How?
Read the rest of this at Green Building Elements
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