Energy and Climate


2013 Domenici Public Policy Conference: The Future of American Energy, Las Cruces, NM, September 18–19

2013 Domenici Public Policy Conference: The Future of American Energy,  Las Cruces, NM, September 18–19 Marianne Walck, Director of Geoscience, Climate and Consequence Effect at Sandia National Laboratories presented on “Hydraulic Fracturing: Role of Government-Sponsored R&D.” Marianne’s presentation was part of a session titled “Pros and Cons of Fracking.” The session was moderated by NMSU President Garrey Carruthers; also […]

Sandia to host PV Bankability workshop at Solar Power International (SPI) 2013

Sandia will host PV Bankability workshop at Solar Power International (SPI) 2013.  On October 21, Sandia’s Joshua Stein, Melissa Sisneros, and Bruce King (6112) will host a workshop on demonstrating strategies for defining the bankability of new PV products, “Driving the Commercialization of New Solar Technologies: What You Can Learn with the U.S. DOE Regional […]

SSLS Scientist Andy Armstrong Receives 2013 Employee Recognition Award

Congratulations to SSLS EFRC Sr. Investigator Andy Armstrong, who was honored with Sandia’s 2013 Employee Recognition Award. Andy was awarded in recognition of his development and application of novel defect characterization for III-Nitride materials. Sandia’s prestigious Employee Recognition Awards (ERA) are presented to individual employees and teams nominated by their peers and chosen by a […]

DOE Completes Construction of State-of-the-Art Wind Plant Performance Facility

The U.S. Department of Energy and Vestas R&D have completed construction of a new state-of-the-art wind plant research facility at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. The Scaled Wind Farm Technology (SWiFT) facility is the first U.S. facility specifically designed and constructed to tackle the challenges of the DOE Wind Farm of the Future program. […]

SSLS Exhibit at Explora Museum

EFRC scientist Jeff Tsao, in conjunction with Sandian Erik Spoerke and UNM scientist Patrick Johnson, volunteered at Explora Museum over the weekend. The three scientists participated in a program event hosted by Explora called Portal to the Public, whose goal is to, “Engage in experiential activities with scientists that are your neighbors in the c0mmunity.” […]

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