“In Germany, storage now has more than half the number of jobs of the lignite sector”
Germany's energy storage industry now provides more than half the number of jobs of the country's lignite industry, Jason Deign reports in Greentech Media. The energy storage industry employed around 11,130 workers in 2017, according to an annual report published jointly by the German Energy Storage Association (Bundesverband Energiespeicher or BVES) and the Berlin-based energy sector consultancy Team Consult. The figure is set to rise by 9 percent to around 12,140 in 2018. Figures from EURACOAL, the European Association for Coal and Lignite, meanwhile, show that Germany’s lignite sector had some 20,740 direct and indirect workers in 2015. Employment in Germany’s residential battery market has grown by 131 percent since 2015.
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