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.
Advancing rotor technology such that they capture more energy, more reliably, with relatively lower system loads—all at a lower end cost.
Improving the performance and reducing the cost of wind energy by addressing complex system issues associated with wind plants.
Improving wind-turbine blade manufacturing quality and determining the most cost-effective methods to mitigate environmental damage.
Investigating both wind turbines and radars for techniques to help mitigate the radar-interference.
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Offshore Wind

Learn MoreReducing technology risk, siting offshore turbines and wind farms, and reducing offshore wind’s cost of energy.


This newsletter highlights key activities, articles on current research projects, latest reports, papers, and events published by Sandia. This monthly newsletter is intended for wind industry partners, stakeholders, universities and potential partners.
Sandia hosts several Wind Workshops that bring together wind energy professionals from industry, universities, and national laboratories to discuss challenges, issues, and solutions for wind turbine blades.
Computational tools used to significantly improve the structural and aeroelastic analysis capability available to the wind industry.

Version 24 of the Composite Materials Database Now Available for Download

Wind-turbine blade growth continues to have the largest impact on energy capture and LCOE reduction. While the 40–45 meter blade is today’s mainstream segment, it is estimated that blades over 50 m will be the […]

New Small Business Voucher Pilot Opens

The highly anticipated Department of Energy (DOE) Small Business Vouchers (SBV) pilot opens for business today. Through the pilot, small businesses can apply to access the Department’s world-class facilities and an enterprise of more than 10,000 […]

Sandia Wake-Imaging System Successfully Deployed at Scaled Wind Farm Technology Facility

The Sandia Wake-Imaging System (SWIS) was deployed for a full-scale field demonstration at the Sandia Scaled Wind Farm Technology (SWiFT) facility in Lubbock, Texas, in July. This successful field demonstration was a culmination of

over 3 […]

Sandia’s Energy Program Wins Two Federal Laboratory Consortium 2015 Awards

Sandia’s Energy Program has won two awards from the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer’s (FLC’s) Far West Region for its work to develop and commercialize innovative technologies.

The FLC is a nationwide network of ~300 […]