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SAN DIEGO-Wholesale Distributed Generation rooftop photovoltaic installation may not yet be a household term, but it’s a fast-growing solar-energy procurement program that can provide industrial property owners between $40,000 and $60,000 a year of extra income at no cost to the landlord whatsoever. Major California utilities have implemented programs focused on WDG, which involves property owners renting their unused rooftop space to solar-energy companies for the installation of solar-energy systems. The companies in turn sell the generated power to the utilities and, in exchange for the rooftop space, landlords get a significant break on their energy bills.

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