Study: Photovoltaics and Storage Can Create Over 50,000 Jobs
Bonn, Berlin, Pforzheim / Germany - According to a recent study by the Bonn based market research company EuPD Research, the number of employees in the photovoltaic and storage sectors could triple in the medium term. In order to avoid a gap in power generation and climate protection, however, market barriers would have to be dismantled quickly.
The German Solar Association (BSW-Solar) calls upon the German government to now move quickly to eliminate existing barriers to investment, and to correct the expansion targets for solar technology that are defined in its climate protection program. The Federal Government must finally act on the promise it has repeatedly made in recent weeks and scrap the 52-gigawatt cap in the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG).
The study was developed in cooperation between BSW-Solar, EuPD Research and The smarter E Europe. The project is supported by BayWa r.e., E3/DC, Fronius, Goldbeck Solar, IBC Solar, Panasonic, SHARP, SIEMENS, sonnen, SUNTECH, TESVOLT and VARTA.
Source: IWR Online, 10 Dec 2019