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California agency sides with electrical unions in battery storage fight

The agency based its ban on a June report it commissioned from the UC Berkeley Labor Center, which found the technical capacity of the electrical workforce exceeded that of the solar workforce and warned of the dangers tied to batteries. But the researchers acknowledged that “only a very small percentage” of battery installations were performed by solar contractors without an electrical license.

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California agency sides with electrical unions in battery storage fight

The agency based its ban on a June report it commissioned from the UC Berkeley Labor Center, which found the technical capacity of the electrical workforce exceeded that of the solar workforce and warned of the dangers tied to batteries. But the researchers acknowledged that “only a very small percentage” of battery installations were performed by solar contractors without an electrical license.