Wind EnergyTara Camacho-Lopez
Conducting applied research to increase the viability of wind technology by improving wind turbine performance, reliability, and reducing the cost of energy.
Advancing the state of knowledge in the areas of materials, structurally efficient airfoil designs, active-flow aerodynamic control, and sensors.
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Reducing technology risk, siting offshore turbines and wind farms, and reducing offshore wind’s cost of energy.
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Subject-matter experts (SMEs) provide timely responses to short-notice DOE’s Wind and Water Power Technologies Office (WWPTO) for technical analysis and review of various proposals and reports.
The National Rotor Testbed (NRT) team is examining the effect of airfoil choice on the final design of the new rotor for the Scaled Wind Farm Technology (SWiFT) facility. The airfoil family would ideally be […]
Sandia and partners from the University of Maine, Technical University of Delft, Iowa State University, TPI Composites, and Texas A&M University have completed the first phase of a project to explore the feasibility of large-scale […]
Sandia helped wind-turbine blade makers improve the labor productivity associated with blade fabrication & finishing—making domestically produced blades more cost competitive with blades from countries that pay workers lower wages. The Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Initiative […]
Sandia and the University of Maine recently published a Sandia technical report on floating-platform options for deep-water vertical-axis wind turbines (VAWTs). This analysis uses a 5 MW VAWT topside design envelope created by Sandia to compare […]
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