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Weekend Read: Mind the skills gap

Around 800,000 new workers will be required in Europe by 2025 for the battery industry alone and, more broadly, existing workers will need to be retrained as the continent’s industries transition away from fossil fuels. International competition for workers is becoming increasingly fierce. Where are these workers and the required skills supposed to come from?

Raising consumer confidence critical to energy transition, finds EY report

Energy providers, government and the broader energy ecosystem must raise up the access, appeal and affordability of clean energy in the United States, to help accelerate the uptake of clean energy.

Weekend Read: PV goes portable

Portable solar generators are making their way from the fringes of solar and energy storage to become a mainstream consumer item. The rise has been charged by a range of factors that have created massive brands. Where did the sector emerge from, who was buying before, who is buying now, and what’s next? Tristan Rayner reports.

Report finds community solar flourishing in the United States

The future is bright for community solar finds Arcadia, a utility data technology provider, in a new report. The report says the success of community solar is a result of US states strengthening support programs, federal legislation increasingly being implemented, and that billions of dollars are being invested in solar projects for all income levels.

Super Bowl to be hosted in first 100% renewable energy NFL stadium

The Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas sources 10 MW of off-site solar, as well as wind, geothermal and hydroelectric power, among other sustainability measures.


Fortescue commits to major manufacturing facility in US

Fortescue has announced plans to open its first manufacturing centre in the United States, partnering with the state of Michigan to establish a production hub for automotive and heavy industry batteries, fast chargers and hydrogen electrolysers.

Solar sites linked to higher levels of insects

Scientists conducting a five-year research project in the United States have observed a tripling of insect numbers near two solar facilities built on rehabilitated agricultural land. They say the findings show how habitat-friendly solar could help protect insect populations and improve pollination in nearby agricultural fields.

US startup developing perovskite-silicon tandem panels with 26% efficiency

Tandem PV has secured capital to advance its four-terminal perovskite-silicon tandem module technology and move closer to first manufacturing. The company claims its products maintain 80% of the initial performance after 25 years.

New solid state battery charges in minutes, lasts for thousands of cycles

A team of researchers in the United States have developed a new lithium metal battery that can be charged and discharged at least 6,000 times — more than any other pouch battery cell — and can be recharged in a matter of minutes.

Fortress debuts high-voltage, all-in-one residential battery

Unite States-based manufacturer Fortress Power’s Avalon High Voltage Energy Storage System combines a hybrid inverter, high-voltage battery, and a smart energy panel in an all-in-one, whole-home backup system.

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