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About Andrea (Andi) Penner

Program Communications Specialist, Renewable Energy Programs, Sandia National Laboratories, ampenne@sandia.gov

Sandia’s Test Technology Enables Development of Novel Multi-Rotor Wind Turbine

When Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems A/S decided to build a multi-rotor wind turbine, it used a hardware emulation system developed by Sandia National Laboratories to create, configure, and test the controls system. Instead of relying on ever larger turbines to increase energy production and reduce the cost of energy, Vestas designed an [...]

By | November 7th, 2016|Customers & Partners, EC, News, Renewable Energy, Wind Energy, Wind News|Comments Off on Sandia’s Test Technology Enables Development of Novel Multi-Rotor Wind Turbine

Sandia National Laboratories Uses Its Wave Energy Converter (WEC) to Harness the Motion of the Ocean

In partnership with the U.S. Navy, Sandia tested its advanced wave energy converter (WEC) system in the maneuvering and sea-keeping (MASK) basin at the Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Carderock Division (NSWCCD) in Bethesda, MD. Wave energy converters (WECs) harness the motion of ocean waves to generate clean power. To increase power generation of WEC devices, Sandia is [...]

By | August 2nd, 2016|EC, News, Renewable Energy, Water Power|Comments Off on Sandia National Laboratories Uses Its Wave Energy Converter (WEC) to Harness the Motion of the Ocean

First Wake Data Captured During Wake Steering Experiment at the SWiFT Facility

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have met a major project milestone as part of the Department of Energy Atmosphere to Electrons (A2e) Wake Steering Experiment being conducted at the Scaled Wind Farm Technology (SWiFT) Facility. The team successfully installed the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) Wind Energy Department’s [...]

By | July 14th, 2016|News, Renewable Energy, SWIFT, Wind Energy, Wind News|Comments Off on First Wake Data Captured During Wake Steering Experiment at the SWiFT Facility

Sandia Labs Contributes to Solar Industry Innovation: A Partnership Story

Hearing of a current-voltage (IV) sweep (or tracing) product made by a small start-up company, Sandia contacted Stratasense to discuss its compact product that had three features for studying photovoltaic (PV) performance: (1) it was rated for mounting outdoors at the PV module, (2) it was self-powered, and (3) it wirelessly reported the IV sweep [...]

By | July 8th, 2016|Customers & Partners, News, Partnership, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar Newsletter|Comments Off on Sandia Labs Contributes to Solar Industry Innovation: A Partnership Story

Sandia Labs’ Photovoltaic Systems Evaluation Lab (PSEL) Marks Accomplishments & Adds Capabilities

Bruce King, PSEL technical lead, in front of newly installed light soaking chamber. SandiaNational Laboratories completed a number of enhancements and expansions to its Photovoltaic Systems Evaluation Laboratory (PSEL) facility to expand indoor PV module characterization capabilities at PSEL and upgrade the outdoor laboratory. A new Atonometrics Light Soaking Chamber joins PSEL’s existing [...]

By | July 7th, 2016|News, Photovoltaic, Photovoltaic Systems Evaluation Laboratory (PSEL), Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar Newsletter, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Sandia Labs’ Photovoltaic Systems Evaluation Lab (PSEL) Marks Accomplishments & Adds Capabilities

Sandia Labs Participated in CEM7 as Part of a Smart Grid Research Network

Sandia National Laboratories participates in the Smart Grid International Research Facility Network (SIRFN), a coordinated network of smart grid research and test facilities working on selected projects around the globe. SIRFN’s collaborative test and evaluation capabilities can be leveraged internationally to improve the design and implementation of smart grids. Interoperability test protocols are used to [...]

By | July 7th, 2016|Conferences, Events, News, News & Events, SMART Grid, Solar, Solar Newsletter|Comments Off on Sandia Labs Participated in CEM7 as Part of a Smart Grid Research Network

Sandia Labs Engineer Recognized by IEEE

Sandia Labs' Jay Johnson recently won the 2016 IEEE Albuquerque Section's "Outstanding Young Engineer" Award for his work in photovoltaic (PV) codes and standards. Jay was recognized for his involvement with several standards development organizations tasked with updating the Nation’s interconnection and interoperability standards for distributed energy resources (DER), including UL 1741 Supplement A, IEEE [...]

By | July 7th, 2016|News, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar Newsletter|Comments Off on Sandia Labs Engineer Recognized by IEEE

International Conference on Integration of Renewable and Distributed Energy Resources (IRED): Coming October 2016

Sandia National Laboratories is involved in organizing the 7th International Conference on Integration of Renewable and Distributed Energy Resources (IRED). This year, the IRED conference will take place in Niagara Falls, Canada, October 24-28, 2016, and will be hosted by EPRI and Natural Resources Canada. This bi-annual event gathers leading practitioners and researchers from around the world to share [...]

By | July 7th, 2016|Conferences, Grid Integration, News, News & Events, Renewable Energy, Solar Newsletter|Comments Off on International Conference on Integration of Renewable and Distributed Energy Resources (IRED): Coming October 2016

Sandia Co-Organizing 6th PV Performance & Monitoring Workshop, Freiburg, Germany

The 6th PV Performance and Monitoring Workshop, October 24-25, 2016, hosted by Fraunhofer ISE, the IEA PVPS Task 13, and Sandia Labs, will include presentations in the following main topic areas: Solar Resource Data and Uncertainty Forecasting for PV Grid Integration PV Modeling Applications: Modeling Tool Updates & Moderated Panel Discussion Soiling and Effects on [...]

By | July 7th, 2016|Events, News, News & Events, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar Newsletter, Workshops|Comments Off on Sandia Co-Organizing 6th PV Performance & Monitoring Workshop, Freiburg, Germany

Webinar Recording Available: Advanced Wave Energy Converters (WEC) Dynamics and Controls

On June 6, 2016, Sandia National Laboratories hosted a webinar on advanced controls and the impact on increasing energy absorption from wave energy devices. Transitioning these control approaches into full-scale devices is pivotal to creating economically competitive devices and deploying them in the water. Researchers from Sandia presented their research on control systems design and testing for wave energy converters. Discussions on past, ongoing, and future [...]

By | June 9th, 2016|Events, News, Renewable Energy, Water Power|Comments Off on Webinar Recording Available: Advanced Wave Energy Converters (WEC) Dynamics and Controls