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April 9, 2013

‘Battery University’ Aims to Train a Work Force for Next-Generation Energy Storage

By BRITA BELLI, New York Times  •    •  Posted 2013-04-09 11:52:41

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 — mostly from the San Francisco Bay Area — and will focus not only on developing the technology, but also on ways to make it cost-effective and realistically usable in electric cars, renewable energy or smartphones and laptops. [ read more … ]

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