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Hydrogen in Your Backyard Webinar October 6, 2016

Sandia National Laboratories will present a live webinar titled "Hydrogen in Your Backyard” on October 6th from 10 am to 11 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). This webinar will discuss the status of Sandia’s Hydrogen program and introduce the current status of the technology including Hydrogen Infrastructure, Storage, Production as well as Safety, Codes & [...]

By | October 5th, 2016|Energy, Events, News, News & Events|Comments Off on Hydrogen in Your Backyard Webinar October 6, 2016

Two Sandia Papers Selected as “Best Papers” at the 2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting

Research funded by the OE Energy Storage Program, under the direction of Dr. Imre Gyuk, was recently recognized with best paper awards at the 2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) General Meeting that was held in Boston July 17-21. The first paper outlines an optimization methodology for estimating the maximum potential revenue from an [...]

By | September 21st, 2016|Energy, Energy Storage, Grid Integration, Infrastructure Security, News, News & Events, Research & Capabilities|Comments Off on Two Sandia Papers Selected as “Best Papers” at the 2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting

Sandia’s 2016 Wind Turbine Blade Workshop Begins

The 2016 Sandia Wind Turbine Blade Workshop brings together wind energy professionals from industry, universities, and national laboratories to discuss challenges, issues, and solutions related to wind turbine blades. The Sandia National Laboratories Wind Energy Technology Department, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), is recognized as a leading research group in the United [...]

By | August 29th, 2016|Energy, Events, News, News & Events, Wind News|Comments Off on Sandia’s 2016 Wind Turbine Blade Workshop Begins

Sandia National Laboratories Develops Guidance Document for Energy Storage Procurement

Through a partnership with Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) and Clean Energy Group, Sandia has created a procurement guideline that offers useful information for states, municipalities, project developers, and end users to consider as they develop solicitations for energy storage projects. The document includes a matrix of elements to include in a Request for Proposal [...]

By | August 5th, 2016|Energy, Energy Storage, News, Partnership|Comments Off on Sandia National Laboratories Develops Guidance Document for Energy Storage Procurement

Sandia National Laboratories Experts Co-Author DOE Reports on Grid Integration and Concentrating Solar Power

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently released On the Path to SunShot, a series of eight reports that takes stock of progress made halfway into the ten-year SunShot Initiative and highlights remaining opportunities for and barriers to achieving cost reductions by 2020. DOE originally launched the SunShot Initiative in 2011 to drive down the [...]

By | May 27th, 2016|Concentrating Solar Power, Energy, News, Photovoltaic, Publications, Renewable Energy, Solar, SunShot|Comments Off on Sandia National Laboratories Experts Co-Author DOE Reports on Grid Integration and Concentrating Solar Power

High-Temperature Falling Particle Receiver Reaches New Limits

At its National Solar Thermal Test Facility, Sandia National Laboratories recently completed a 3½-year project funded by DOE’s SunShot Initiative to develop a high-temperature falling particle receiver, in which sand-like ceramic particles are heated as they fall through a beam of highly concentrated sunlight focused by an array of mirrors.  The falling-particle receiver enables concentrated [...]

By | May 27th, 2016|Concentrating Solar Power, Energy, National Solar Thermal Test Facility, News, Renewable Energy, Solar, SunShot|Comments Off on High-Temperature Falling Particle Receiver Reaches New Limits

Sandia Labs Presents Grid Integration Research at IEEE PES T&D

Sandia photovoltaics researchers Robert Broderick (right) and Matthew Reno (left) presented their grid integration research at the IEEE PES T&D Conference & Exposition in early May in Dallas, TX. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers convenes the Power Energy Society to address big ideas shaping innovation in energy transmission and distribution (T&D), and provide opportunities [...]

By | May 27th, 2016|Conferences, Energy, Grid Integration, News, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, Research & Capabilities, Solar|Comments Off on Sandia Labs Presents Grid Integration Research at IEEE PES T&D

Sandia Labs and EPRI Hosted the 2016 PV Systems Symposium

Hosted by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and Sandia National Laboratories, this 3-day event in Santa Clara, CA, drew over 200 participants to learn about and discuss relevant issues surrounding PV performance, reliability, and grid integration. The first day was devoted to the 5th PV Performance Modeling Workshop, covering several topics including solar resource [...]

By | May 27th, 2016|Energy, News, News & Events, Partnership, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, Seminars & Conferences, Solar|Comments Off on Sandia Labs and EPRI Hosted the 2016 PV Systems Symposium

Sandia uses a few spectral measurements to enhance PV performance models

The power generated by a PV cell depends on both the intensity and spectrum of the light incident on the cell. Silicon solar cells, for example, respond to both visible and near-infrared light, but differently: red light has more impact on PV power output than blue light. Accurately predicting power output requires accounting for the [...]

By | March 31st, 2016|Energy, Photovoltaic, Photovoltaic Systems Evaluation Laboratory (PSEL), Renewable Energy, Solar|Comments Off on Sandia uses a few spectral measurements to enhance PV performance models

Fault Detection Tool Project: Automatic Discovery of Faults using Machine Learning

Advanced monitoring of photovoltaic (PV) systems can ensure efficient operations, but extensive monitoring of large quantities of data can be cumbersome for the individual analyst. To address this challenge, Sandia National Laboratories' Fault Detection Tool project uses machine-learning algorithms embedded into data collection devices on-site or at a central server to detect performance issues and failures [...]

By | March 31st, 2016|Energy, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, Research & Capabilities, Solar|Comments Off on Fault Detection Tool Project: Automatic Discovery of Faults using Machine Learning