Reasons for renting as a private consumer:
It is possible for family members or friends to invest in a photovoltaic system and rent it to a private user. The investor will receive tax benefits this way.
Details should be discussed with the tax-consultant of your confidence.
Reasons for renting as a commercial consumer:
* In accordance with the EEG (law for renewable energy), each kW generated by a PV roof system used by the company, the full price defined in the EEG (2017 = 6,880 Cent/kWh) has to be payed to the state, if the PV system does not belong to the company. If the system is rented by the company it can be classified as a system owned by the company under certain circumstances. In that case only a reduced price (2017 = 2,752 Cent/kWh) must be payed. This way your cost for energy is reduced by about 4 Cent/kWh.