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Sandia Study Shows Large LNG Fires Hotter but Smaller Than Expected

New research shows that large-scale liquefied natural gas fires are hotter but smaller than anticipated, which means regulators can assume that a slightly smaller area would be at risk in the case of an LNG incident, an official from Sandia National Laboratory said Sunday at a meeting of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners. [...]

Sandia Releases First Findings from Its Continuous Reliability Enhancement for Wind (CREW) Database

More than 1,200 MW of wind power capacity was installed in the United States in the third quarter of 2011 alone, bringing new installations through the first three quarters of the year to 3,360 MW, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). The U.S. wind industry now totals 43,461 MW of cumulative wind capacity through the end of September [...]

Announcing Dr. Michael E. Coltrin as New Director of the SSLS EFRC

We are extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Michael E. Coltrin as the new Director of Sandia’s Solid-State Lighting Science (SSLS) Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC). Mike has had a long and distinguished career advancing the science underlaying chemically reacting fluid flow, and in applying that science to solve practical problems in the [...]

Optical performance of top-down fabricated InGaN/GaN nanorod light emitting diode arrays

On November 30, 2011, in Energy, Energy Efficiency, Solid-State Lighting

EFRC researchers from Sandia recently published an article titled “Optical performance of top-down fabricated InGaN/GaN nanorod light emitting diode arrays” in Optics Express. This paper details the development of a two-step top-down process for creating nanorod LED arrays. Abstract: Vertically aligned InGaN/GaN nanorod light emitting diode (LED) arrays were created from planar LED structures using [...]

Wind Energy Manufacturing Lab Helps Engineers Improve Wind Power

On November 15, 2011, in Energy, News, Partnership, Renewable Energy, Wind Energy

Researchers at the Wind Energy Manufacturing Laboratory—a joint effort of researchers from TPI Composites, a Scottsdale, Arizona-based company that operates a turbine blade factory in Newton, and Sandia National Laboratories, and located at Iowa State University—used laser readings to calculate how dozens of the layers would fit and flow over the curves of a mold [...]

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