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Hardware and Services Brief: Cold rated lithium ion, fencing, a creative installation in Miami, more!

S-5! working with a metal roofing company to install two unique products on one site, SMA has launched a containerized medium voltage transformer that ties directly to their big inverters, and – so far – module pricing is flat in China. Send your hardware and service announcements USA-Editors@pv-magazine.com

Let the solar games begin — more innovation on the Intersolar show floor

Plenty of innovative hardware at the show that isn’t a module, battery or racking — as well as services and the Solar Games.

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Energy storage innovations and exhibitors at Intersolar San Diego

EMP/solar flare-hardened gear, storage-behind-the-PV-module and Generac made appearances at the Intersolar show in Southern California last week.

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Ethical energy storage needs ethical strategies for cobalt supply

Amnesty International has denounced cobalt mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo for human rights violations and the use of child labor since 2016. This has led LG Chem and other companies to insist on standards for battery cell suppliers.

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A record-breaking quarter for Tesla energy storage and an improvement in solar

The internet’s favorite energy company installed 530 megawatt-hours of battery storage in Q4, beating out the previous record, set last quarter, as well as showing continued improvement in solar installations.

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Stem, a behind-the-meter energy storage company, is for sale

Stem, a behind-the-meter energy storage startup that has raised hundreds of millions, is up for sale, according to reports in SparkSpread.

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Zinc-air battery being deployed in New York aims for extremely low $45/kWh cost

New York state has chosen Zinc8’s zinc-air battery to demonstrate the technology’s viability over a three-year period in a 100 kW/1 MWh storage system.

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SunCast Episode 222: demand-response microgrids with AJ Perkins of DR Microgrid

In this episode of SunCast, Nico sits down with AJ Perkins of DR Microgrid to focus on implications around the rise of resiliency and battery storage and solar plus storage.

5 most popular articles at pv magazine USA in 2019

Certain articles at pv magazine catch fire and capture the imagination of our solar colleagues as well as a wider, equally nerdy, audience. Here are the most widely read pieces of the year at pv magazine USA.

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Kauai was 100% renewably powered for 32 hours over the last month

The Hawaiian island of 70,000 residents has achieved this feat on 11 different occasions since before Thanksgiving, anchored by a five-hour period on December 10. Plus, a world tour of high-penetration renewable hotspots.

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