Energy and Climate

Systems Analysis

First-Ever Asian MELCOR User Group Meeting

The first-ever Asian MELCOR User Group Meeting was held in Daejeon, South Korea, from October 13–17. MELCOR (Methods for Estimation of Leakages and Consequences of Releases) is a fully integrated, engineering-level computer code whose primary purpose is to model severe-accident progression in light-water-reactor (LWR) nuclear power plants. Sandia developed MELCOR for the US Nuclear Regulatory […]

Sandian Presents on PV Failure Analysis at European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSC)

Sandia researcher Joshua Stein (in Sandia’s Photovoltaic & Distributed Systems Integration Dept.) highlighted novel PV array monitoring strategies at a PV Performance Analysis and Module Reliability workshop held at the European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The talk was coauthored by Mike Green from MG Lightning Electrical Engineering in Israel. Under […]

Sandians Published in American Chemical Society’s Environmental Science & Technology

Vince Tidwell and Barbie Moreland (both in Sandia’s Earth Systems Analysis Dept.) and Katie Zemlick recently published “Geographic Footprint of Electricity Use for Water Services in the Western U.S.” in Environmental Science & Technology. A significant fraction of our nation’s electricity use goes to lift, convey, and treat water, while the resulting expenditures on electricity […]

PV Performance Modeling Collaborative’s New and Improved Website Is Launched

The PV Performance Modeling Collaborative (PVPMC) is excited to announce the launch of our newly redesigned Web site located at the new address: https://pvpmc.sandia.gov. The new site’s homepage welcomes visitors with a clean uncluttered design, with featured content focused on our mission to provide you with the most accurate information, strengthen partner relations, and share […]

Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Accident Investigation Analysis Support

A multi-disciplinary team provided critical analysis as part of the Technical Assessment Team supporting the investigation of a radiation release at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Carlsbad, New Mexico. Subsequent to a February 5, 2014, truck fire, a radi­ation leak was detected above ground on February 15, 2014. Visual inspection underground traced the […]

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