‚ÄòBattery University’ Aims to Train a Work Force for Next-Generation Energy Storage

NYTimesby Brita Belli, New York Times, April 8 2013

This summer, San Jose State University is offering the first classes in what it calls “battery university,” a series in its professional development program intended to train a work force for the next generation of battery makers. The curriculum is being developed by more than 100 experts from the emerging battery storage sector ‚Äî mostly from the San Francisco Bay Area ‚Äî and will focus not only on developing the technology, but also on ways to make it cost-effective and realistically usable inelectric cars, renewable energy or smartphones and laptops.

California is home to about 40 battery companies, but they are struggling to find a work force.

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