Energy and Climate

Renewable Energy

Sandia and Atlas-Copco Secoroc Advance to Phase 2 in Their Geothermal Energy Project

In 2012, the partnership between Sandia and Atlas-Copco Secoroc was awarded a $3.4M DOE grant to develop a down-the-hole (DTH) hammer capable of low-cost, high-production drilling in the extreme heat of deep geothermal wells. The overall DOE goal is to increase the feasibility of geothermal energy production by lowering the cost and financial risk associated […]

2013 PV Performance Modeling Workshop

On June 28, 2013, in

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2013 Inverter Reliability Workshop

On May 31, 2013, in

Hosted by Sandia National Laboratories and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Inverter reliability drives project life cycle costs and plant performance. This workshop focused on current reliability issues and developed a draft roadmap to define the gaps and the path forward for inverter reliability.  Topics of discussion included O&M and system impacts, component reliability, […]

2013 O&M Workshop

On May 30, 2013, in

Hosted by Sandia National Laboratories and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) The 2013 PV Operations and Maintenance Workshop, hosted by Sandia National Laboratories and EPRI, included a full day of interactive presentations, brainstorming, and dialog to both explore current knowledge gaps and lay the groundwork for industry standards and protocols. The fully subscribed event—attended […]

SWiFT Partnership Opportunities

On May 21, 2013, in

The SWiFT Facility can support all manner of collaborative and fully proprietary projects. Collaborative projects which align with and expand currently funded research activities can be facilitated through Collaborative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs). Projects in which the complete intellectual property must be protected or are in a completely new R&D thrust can be arranged through Work […]

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