Energy and Climate
Energy and ClimateRenewable SystemsEnergy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency

Energy Frontier Research Center for Solid-State Lighting Science

SSLS LogoLighting consumes roughly 22 percent of United States electricity, a roughly $50 billion per year cost to the U.S. consumer. Solid-state lighting (SSL) is an emerging technology with the potential to reduce that energy consumption by a factor of 3–6 times. Despite a decade’s enormous progress, however, SSL remains a factor of 5–10 times away from this potential. Sandia’s Solid-State Lighting Science (SSLS) Center, a DOE Office of Science (SC) Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC), will accelerate advances in this fundamental science by exploring energy conversion in tailored photonic structures. Drawing on Sandia’s long history of SSL R&D, and working closely with its university and industry partners, the SSLS EFRC will

  • work to understand the mechanisms and defects in SSL semiconductor materials that presently limit the energy efficiency;
  • investigate conversion of electricity to light using radically new designs, such as luminescent nanowires, quantum dots, and hybrid architectures; and
  • study energy conversion processes in structures whose sizes are even smaller than the wavelength of light.

Combustion Research Facility (CRF)Vehicle Technologies

Vehicle Technology programs at Sandia share a common goal: reducing dependence on petroleum-based fuels and developing sustainable alternative fuels and increased efficiency of vehicle technologies.

Energy Efficiency News

Federal Laboratory Consortium Regional Technology-Transfer Awards Salute Innovation, Commercialization at SandiaThe Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) is the nationwide network of federal laboratories with more than 300 members that provides the forum to develop strategies and opportunities for linking laboratory mission technologies and expertise with the marketplace. “We are proud of this work in technology development, technology transfer, and partnerships,” said Jackie Kerby Moore, Sandia’s manager […]
Joint BioEnergy Institute Oxime–NIMS Work Featured on the Cover of ACS Chemical BiologyThe oxime-based nanostructure-initiator mass spectrometry (NIMS) work of Kai Deng (in Sandia’s Biotechnology & Bioengineering Dept.) et al. titled “Rapid Kinetic Characterization of Glycosyl Hydrolases Based on Oxime Derivatization and Nanostructure-Initiator Mass Spectrometry (NIMS)” is featured on the cover of ACS Chemical Biology. The multi-institutional team, which also included Jian Shi, Seema Singh, and Kenneth Sale […]
More California Gas Stations Can Provide Hydrogen than Previously Thought, Sandia Study SaysA study by Sandia researchers concludes that a number of existing gas stations in California can safely store and dispense hydrogen, suggesting a broader network of hydrogen fueling stations may be within reach. The report examined 70 commercial gasoline stations in the state and sought to determine which, if any, could integrate hydrogen fuel, based […]

Comments are closed.



Feedback