This is something I often talk about. Yes, many of the skills needed in the energy storage industry can be found in the solar sector. This gives opportunity to many of those recently redundant or spooked by the uncertainty of the U.K. Market presently, but just as outlined in this article, just as solar funding models aren't easily transferred to storage projects, many of the skills aren't either.
At present about 70% of our placements are in Energy Storage, in the UK and overseas. Some of these placements are people from the solar sector, but increasingly we're being asked to look for skills and experience not found in solar. A good example is power electronics. The point being as the industry goes at a phenomenal rate, the skills needed will become more scarce. That of course plays to our strengths at Hyperion Executive Search, but fir the good of the industry we need to make sure we are investing in, and creating the talent, skills and experience needed in the near future. Companies will have to develop talent acquisition and talent retention strategies, and invest in training too.
Developers of commercial solar PV in Britain, hoping to add batteries to their offerings could find the expertise required a significant barrier to entry, the head of a solar installation and power engineering company has said.