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NREL Report:

July 30, 2012

Authors: David Feldman, Michael Mendelsohn, and Jason Coughlin

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) may have the potential to lower the cost and increase the adoption of photovoltaic (PV) systems by offering an additional source of capital. This paper explains the fundamental physical characteristics of PV and compares them to the characteristics of 'real' property to help determine whether REITs can own PV systems.

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—Jim Leyshon