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Sandia partners on R&D to validate lightweight materials for increased vehicle fuel efficiency

Sandia will partner with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Mallinda LLC to test Carbon-Fiber Reinforced Plastic, a class of lightweight material which could reduce on-highway vehicle weight, and thus increase fuel efficiency, all without impacting performance for consumers.  Together, the lab-industry partnership will “characterize microscopic structural defects and evaluate the high-speed [...]

By | 2018-01-11T23:13:56+00:00 January 11th, 2018|News, Partnership, Research & Capabilities|Comments Off on Sandia partners on R&D to validate lightweight materials for increased vehicle fuel efficiency

Sandia’s Award-Winning Control System Helps Stabilize Power Grid

During the last four years, Sandia and Montana Tech University have been working on a project funded by the Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability and the Bonneville Power Administration to build, test, and demonstrate a control system that can smooth out inter-area oscillations in the western North American power grid. [...]

By | 2018-01-05T21:43:19+00:00 January 5th, 2018|Grid Integration, News, Partnership, SMART Grid, Transmission Grid Integration|Comments Off on Sandia’s Award-Winning Control System Helps Stabilize Power Grid

New Issue of Sandia’s Grid Modernization Program Newsletter Now Available

Sandia’s Grid Modernization Program Newsletter features research highlights, event information, staff recognition, and recent publications and patents related to modernizing our nation’s electricity infrastructure. In December’s issue, read more about the following headlines: Sandia to lead next generation cybersecurity projects to strengthen energy infrastructure Sandia to lead new GMLC project to enhance community resiliency Real-time [...]

By | 2017-12-20T23:06:45+00:00 December 20th, 2017|Distribution Grid Integration, Energy Storage, Grid Integration, News|Comments Off on New Issue of Sandia’s Grid Modernization Program Newsletter Now Available

Join Sandia’s Experts at the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting in New Orleans, LA

Nearly 100 of Sandia’s technical experts will attend the American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2017 Fall Meeting December 11-15 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. A variety of departments will be represented, including nuclear waste disposal research and analysis, geothermal research, geomechanics, and applied systems analysis and research. Stop by booth #1321 to [...]

By | 2017-12-08T20:59:47+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Conferences, Geoscience, Geothermal, News, News & Events|Comments Off on Join Sandia’s Experts at the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting in New Orleans, LA

Sandia Energy Innovation Recognized with Four R&D100 Awards

Four energy innovations developed by Sandia and its partners were recognized with R&D100 awards this month during the awards ceremony on November 17th. The awards identify the 100 most technologically significant products and advancements each year. Sandia received awards for the Microgrid Design Toolkit (MDT), a control system for active damping of inter-area oscillations, [...]

By | 2017-12-06T18:09:08+00:00 November 30th, 2017|News, News & Events|Comments Off on Sandia Energy Innovation Recognized with Four R&D100 Awards

Next week at the 2017 MRS Fall Meeting: Sandia will lead symposium on resilient energy storage and instruct two tutorials

Sandia’s Energy Storage Program will be at the 2017 MRS Fall Meeting and Exhibit in Boston, Massachusetts November 26 through December 1 to lead and participate in symposia and instruct two tutorials. See below for details: Sunday, November 26 Tutorial ES04—Grid-Scale Energy Storage Materials and Systems | 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM | Hynes, Level [...]

By | 2017-11-20T20:54:41+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Conferences, Energy Storage, Events, News|Comments Off on Next week at the 2017 MRS Fall Meeting: Sandia will lead symposium on resilient energy storage and instruct two tutorials

Tour Sandia During the DuraMAT 2017 Fall Workshop

Sandia National Laboratories will host the two-day workshop, "Parallels in Materials Reliability and Predictive Simulation" November 7-8 at the Sheraton Uptown in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This workshop will focus on materials reliability, predictive simulation, and advanced characterization and will include presentations on research funded by the consortium as well as invited presentations by industry members. Sandia will [...]

By | 2017-10-19T20:07:53+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Materials Science, News, Photovoltaic, Photovoltaic Systems Evaluation Laboratory (PSEL), Workshops|Comments Off on Tour Sandia During the DuraMAT 2017 Fall Workshop

Fuel Cell Industry Report released

Fuel Cell Industry Report released The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a detailed report documenting growth and opportunities in the fuel cell industry. As shown in the report, hydrogen and fuel cells can enable a more resilient and secure energy future for the United States and offer benefits across multiple sectors. The report’s release coincided [...]

By | 2017-10-17T17:20:23+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Energy, News, News & Events|Comments Off on Fuel Cell Industry Report released

First-of-a-Kind Study Presents Real Market Data to Develop a Market Value for Homes with Solar

Have you ever wondered what market value a solar system might add to a home or property? A first-of-a-kind study seeks to answer just that. The first edition of the U.S. Solar Market Report, produced by Sandia National Laboratories and Energy Sense Finance with support from U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative, describes further evidence [...]

By | 2017-10-17T17:00:58+00:00 October 17th, 2017|News, News & Events|Comments Off on First-of-a-Kind Study Presents Real Market Data to Develop a Market Value for Homes with Solar

Watching Molecules Move: Velocity-Mapped Ion Imaging Hits 30 Years of Research at Sandia

Thirty years ago, David Chandler (8300) built an apparatus at Sandia’s Combustion Research Facility to image the fragments of a molecule as it fell apart. At the time, David had no idea what a tremendous impact his research would have on understanding how molecules behave when excited by light or struck by another molecule or [...]

By | 2017-09-28T23:29:21+00:00 September 28th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Watching Molecules Move: Velocity-Mapped Ion Imaging Hits 30 Years of Research at Sandia