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Wind & Water Power Newsletter

On November 19, 2012, in

Wind Plant Optimization

On January 17, 2012, in

SWiFT Operations SWIFT Research Program Test Site O&M Simulating Turbine-Turbine Interaction Wake Imaging System Doppler Radar SWiFT Operations It is well known that large amounts of wind energy are not effectively harvested in large wind farms because the turbines “shadow” each other and reduce the output of the turbines located in their wake. The wakes […]

Offshore Wind RD&D: Large Offshore Rotor Development

On November 7, 2011, in

Overview Sandia National Laboratories Wind Energy Technologies Department, creates and evaluates innovative large blade concepts for horizontal axis wind turbines to promote designs that are more efficient aerodynamically, structurally, and economically. Recent work has focused on the development of a 100-meter blade for a 13.2 MW horizontal axis wind turbine, a blade which is significantly […]

Continuous Reliability Enhancement for Wind (CREW) Database and Analysis Program

On October 31, 2011, in

To characterize wind turbine and wind plant reliability performance issues and identify opportunities for improving reliability and availability performance within the wind industry, the Continuous Reliability Enhancements for Wind (CREW) Database and Analysis Program has been set up as Sandia.  CREW information, based on analysis of industry partners’ proprietary data, is used by DOE to […]

Two Sandia Engineers named as Influencers and Innovators of Wind Power

On May 26, 2011, in Energy, News, Renewable Energy, Wind Energy

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — April 28, 2011 — Sandia engineers Jose Zayas and Dale Berg were honored by Windpower Engineering magazine as two of the nation’s innovators and influencers in wind energy. [singlepic id=653 w=320 h=240 float=right]Zayas, senior manager of the Renewable Energy Technologies group at Sandia National Laboratories, was named an influencer on wind energy. […]

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