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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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | September 28th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Watching Molecules Move: Velocity-Mapped Ion Imaging Hits 30 Years of Research at Sandia

National Labs Partner with EPB to Energize Flow Battery in Support of Grid Modernization Efforts

In collaboration with Sandia National Laboratories, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, EPB has energized a 100kW/400kWh Vanadium Redox Flow Battery as part of a national research effort to explore the best use of cutting edge technologies that could be implemented across the United States to modernize the power grid. EPB will [...]

By | September 22nd, 2017|Distribution Grid Integration, Energy Storage, Energy Storage Systems, Grid Integration, Microgrid, News|Comments Off on National Labs Partner with EPB to Energize Flow Battery in Support of Grid Modernization Efforts

Commercializing Technology: 5 Projects with big impacts for Energy

Sandia has been awarded 5 Technology Commercialization Fund projects.  The projects focus on moving laboratory-developed technology to the marketplace through partnerships with industry. Sandia’s awards are in a variety of technology areas including advanced manufacturing, geoscience, carbon capture, nuclear energy, and energy storage. The projects will deliver a variety of impactful technologies and improvements. For [...]

By | September 18th, 2017|Energy, News, Partnership, Research & Capabilities|Comments Off on Commercializing Technology: 5 Projects with big impacts for Energy

New GMLC Projects Aim to Make Distribution Systems More Resilient

Sandia has been awarded $1.5M over the next three years to lead a “Resilient Distribution Systems” project and support two other projects awarded under the Department of Energy’s Grid Modernization Initiative Lab Call. The Resilient Distribution Systems Lab Call seeks to develop and validate innovative approaches to enhance the resilience of distribution systems, including microgrids, with [...]

By | September 15th, 2017|Distribution Grid Integration, Grid Integration, Infrastructure Security, Microgrid, News|Comments Off on New GMLC Projects Aim to Make Distribution Systems More Resilient

Visit with Sandia at Solar Power International Sept 10-13

Sandia will be exhibiting at the largest solar trade show in North America, Solar Power International, in Las Vegas, NV Sept 10-13. Stop by booth #1457 to learn more about Sandia's solar power R&D capabilities in photovoltaics and concentrating solar power, world-class facilities, and partnership opportunities. The DOE Sunshot team will also be there (booth #1469), so be [...]

By | September 8th, 2017|Concentrating Solar Power, Events, News, Photovoltaic, Solar|Comments Off on Visit with Sandia at Solar Power International Sept 10-13

Sandia energy programs named finalist for 4 R&D100 awards

Four innovations from Sandia’s Energy programs have been named as R&D100 award finalists. R&D100 awards recognize that the technology has “competed against other new technologies in open competition,” according to the R&D website. The finalists include Sandia’s Microgrid Design Toolkit, Ultra-Wide-Bandgap Power Electronics, the SolidSense Gas Analyzer, and a control System for Active Damping of [...]

By | September 6th, 2017|News, News & Events, Research & Capabilities|Comments Off on Sandia energy programs named finalist for 4 R&D100 awards

Registration is Open for the Fall DuraMAT Workshop, Nov 7-8

The Fall Durable Module Materials (DuraMAT) Workshop will be held in Albuquerque, NM at the Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown November 7-8. The purpose of the DuraMAT Workshop is to provide a platform of communication for the national lab and university research infrastructure with the photovoltaic (PV) and supply-chain industries. The workshop will include presentations on research [...]

By | August 30th, 2017|News, Renewable Energy, Workshops|Comments Off on Registration is Open for the Fall DuraMAT Workshop, Nov 7-8