How To Turn Raw Land Into Passive Income Through Solar Leasing

Mark Podolsky
2 min readApr 6, 2024

Our guest for today is Dakota Malone a sustainability entrepreneur who has come to teach us how to turn raw land into passive income through solar leasing.

Dakota is a managing partner of Community Solar Authority and has qualified over a thousand acres of raw land for solar leasing.

Listen in as they discuss:

  • How Dakota started in the solar business.
  • Why solar?
  • The average investment, time, and risks.
  • The attributes of a good solar site.
  • The percentage of sites being approved.

They also discussed the tax benefits for the landowners and increasing the value of the land if it’s approved to become a solar site.


Dakota: Discover solar investment opportunities. Check out our comprehensive guide for investing in solar energy at For those interested in leasing out their land, visit Additionally, I write daily on LinkedIn, providing a deep dive into commercial solar energy, sustainability practices, and how they intertwine with business and personal growth. Connect with me on LinkedIn at

Mark: My tip of the week is to learn more about solar investment opportunities and sustainable business practices. Visit to explore Dakota Malone’s work.


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Mark Podolsky

I help people build a massive passive income stream utilizing the safest investment on earth—land. Get my FREE Passive Income Blueprint