Large-scale battery power capacity in the United States jumped by 35 percent last year to reach 1,650 megawatts (MW), and the significant growth of the past few years is set to continue, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said in a report this week. U.S. large-scale battery capacity has tripled over the past five years, the report showed . The exponential growth is set to continue over the next few years—as per EIA estimates, utilities have reported plans to install over 10,000 MW of additional large-scale battery power capacity in the United States between this year and 2023. This new battery power capacity would be 10 times the capacity in 2019. Solar-plus-storage projects, where the battery systems are co-located with or connected to solar power generation projects, have accounted for much of the recent new large-scale battery capacity, the EIA said. The Administration found that five states accounted for more […]