Floating PV comes to Universal Studios – D3 Energy has brought floating solar to Universal Orlando Resort, announcing the completion of a 250 kW system located at the park’s entrance and branded with the logo of Comcast, Universal’s parent company. The 645-panel installation covers roughly half an acre of the retention pond’s surface and is anchored to the bottom of the pond, which is 35 feet deep.
BNEF Expects up to 209 GW of Solar in 2021 – A new report from the U.S.-based analyst predicts that new PV additions for 2021 may range from 163 to 221 GW next year and from 179 to 240 GW in 2023. According to BloombergNEF, the current supply bottlenecks for glass and polysilicon will unlikely halt the global PV market.
FERC ‘finally’ ends PJM MOPR proceeding, paving way for grid operator’s next capacity auction – The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday voted 3-1 to vacate an “infamous” footnote added to a rehearing order on the PJM Interconnection’s broader minimum offer price rule (MOPR) proceeding.
National Green Bank Bill Targets $100B for Business Sectors Key to Biden’s Climate Agenda – More than a decade after its first introduction, a national green bank bill is back before Congress, with much more funding than previous versions proposed over the past two years and a far greater chance to be passed into law, its backers say. On Wednesday, Democrats in Congress reintroduced the Clean Energy and Sustainability Accelerator Act. The bill would direct $100 billion to the Clean Energy and Sustainability Accelerator, a nonprofit entity tasked with making loans and investments into sectors of the economy that need to grow rapidly to meet the Biden-Harris administration’s aggressive decarbonization goals.