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Sandia National Laboratories to host a Tour of the Vermont Regional Test Center as part of the Catalyst of the Climate Economy Summit September 8, 2017

Catalysts of the Climate Economy is a 3-day national innovation summit, September 6-8 in Burlington, Vermont to bring together entrepreneurs, investors, and thought leaders who are accelerating economic development by solving the unprecedented challenges presented by climate change. The summit will feature speeches, roundtables, and discussion groups with industry leaders, an innovation and pitch contest [...]

By | August 18th, 2017|Events, News, Photovoltaic Regional Testing Center (PV RTC), Solar|Comments Off on Sandia National Laboratories to host a Tour of the Vermont Regional Test Center as part of the Catalyst of the Climate Economy Summit September 8, 2017

Registration is Now Open for the DOE OE Peer Review and EESAT 2017

Register now for the DOE OE Energy Storage Peer Review, October 9-10, and the 10th Biennial Electrical Energy Storage Applications and Technologies (EESAT) Conference, October 11-13, co-located at the Westin Hotel—Gaslamp District, in San Diego, California (USA). The annual U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity and Energy Reliability Peer Review is a programmatic [...]

By | August 15th, 2017|Energy Storage, Energy Storage Systems, Events, News|Comments Off on Registration is Now Open for the DOE OE Peer Review and EESAT 2017

WEC-Sim Online Training Course, August 17, 2017

The WEC-Sim development team from Sandia National Laboratories and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory will host an online training course on Thursday, August 17 starting at 9am Mountain Time. The course will begin with an overview of WEC-Sim functionality, theory and workflow, and provide detail about the WEC-Sim code structure and implementation. The course agenda [...]

By | August 7th, 2017|News, News & Events, Water Power|Comments Off on WEC-Sim Online Training Course, August 17, 2017

DOE SunShot Photo Contest: Earn Cash Prizes for Solar Energy Photos

The Energy Department’s SunShot Initiative is hosting the “Hit Me with Your SunShot” photo contest with up to $2,500 in cash prizes, including a $500 grand prize. This new photo contest wants to see how solar energy is being used and is asking Americans across the country to submit solar photos in neighborhoods and in [...]

By | July 26th, 2017|News, Solar, SunShot|Comments Off on DOE SunShot Photo Contest: Earn Cash Prizes for Solar Energy Photos

Webinar July 20: Using Machine Learning and Data Analysis to Improve Customer Acquisition and Marketing in Residential Solar

A free webinar on Thursday, July 20, 2017, from 1–2 p.m. ET, will share exciting new research by Sandia National Laboratories, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and Vanderbilt University on how data analytics, machine learning, and social science can improve marketing and customer acquisition processes. Kiran Lakkaraju, senior member of the technical staff at Sandia [...]

By | July 20th, 2017|News, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, Solar|Comments Off on Webinar July 20: Using Machine Learning and Data Analysis to Improve Customer Acquisition and Marketing in Residential Solar

Regional Test Centers Validate the Performance of Solar PV Technologies in Multiple Climates, Annual Report Now Available

Sandia National Laboratories has published the first annual report detailing the progress of the US Department of Energy’s Regional Test Center (RTC) program, which is now working with 20 industry partners and has installed 549kW of cutting-edge PV technologies at five sites. Managed by Sandia Labs in partnership with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the [...]

By | July 13th, 2017|News, Photovoltaic, Photovoltaic Regional Testing Center (PV RTC), Solar|Comments Off on Regional Test Centers Validate the Performance of Solar PV Technologies in Multiple Climates, Annual Report Now Available

Finding a molecular needle in a haystack

Sandia Labs creates better ‘fingerprints’ to detect elusive, valuable chemical compounds By Sarah Sewel Imagine being able to see the entire Statue of Liberty and a small ant on its nose simultaneously. The drastic difference in size between the two objects would seem to render this task impossible. On a molecular level, this is exactly [...]

By | July 7th, 2017|News, News & Events|Comments Off on Finding a molecular needle in a haystack

Sterling Energy Storage Project Selected as a Finalist for 2017 Energy Storage North America Awards, Voting Open Until July 7

The Sterling Municipal Light Department (SMLD) Energy Storage Project has been selected as one of eight finalists for the 5th Annual Energy Storage North America Innovation Awards. The projects were selected based on their outstanding achievements in either centralized or distributed storage and their impact on the energy storage ecosystem, services supplied to customers [...]

By | July 3rd, 2017|Energy Storage, Energy Storage Systems, News|Comments Off on Sterling Energy Storage Project Selected as a Finalist for 2017 Energy Storage North America Awards, Voting Open Until July 7

Modeling Tools, Control Strategies, and Improved Weather Forecasting Enable More Renewables on the Grid

Transitioning to a renewables-intensive future, a goal supported by many US states, presents numerous technical challenges. Distributed energy resources (DER), such as solar and wind, have variable power outputs that can impact grid performance and complicate utility operations. To enable greater deployment of DER requires an assembly of technical approaches and solutions, ranging from new [...]

By | June 28th, 2017|Distribution Grid Integration, Energy, Grid Integration, Infrastructure Security, News, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, Solar Newsletter|Comments Off on Modeling Tools, Control Strategies, and Improved Weather Forecasting Enable More Renewables on the Grid

Grid-Scale Vanadium Flow Energy Storage System to be Installed at NELHA

The Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawai‘i Authority (NELHA) in partnership with Hawai‘i Electric Light Company (HELCO), the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity (DOE-OE), the Ulupono Initiative, and UniEnergy Technologies (UET) have announced their intent to install a 100kW/500kWh advanced vanadium energy storage system (ESS) later this year at the Hawai‘i Ocean Science and [...]

By | June 21st, 2017|Energy Storage, Energy Storage Systems, Grid Integration, News|Comments Off on Grid-Scale Vanadium Flow Energy Storage System to be Installed at NELHA