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Second Annual U.S. Energy and Employment Report Published

 The Department of Energy has released its second annual U.S. Energy and Employment Report.  The documents can help demonstrate the Department's and the National Laboratories' commitment to job growth across all energy and manufacturing technologies.  Particularly, the report analyzes how changes in America’s energy profile are affecting national employment in key sectors of the economy. [...]

By | January 26th, 2017|News, News & Events|Comments Off on Second Annual U.S. Energy and Employment Report Published

Ray Byrne Named 2017 IEEE Fellow

Ray Byrne, Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories, from Albuquerque, New Mexico has been named an IEEE Fellow. He is being recognized for contributions to miniature robotics and grid integration of energy storage. Dr. Byrne has been employed at Sandia since 1989. The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the [...]

By | January 24th, 2017|Energy Storage, Grid Integration, News, Staff, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Ray Byrne Named 2017 IEEE Fellow

Spray Combustion Consortium formed to improve engine design

by Michael Padilla Sandia National Laboratories has formed an industry-funded Spray Combustion Consortium to better understand fuel injection by developing modeling tools. Control of fuel sprays is key to the development of clean, affordable fuel-efficient engines. Intended for industry, software vendors and national laboratories, the consortium provides a direct path from fundamental research to validated [...]

By | January 13th, 2017|News, News & Events|Comments Off on Spray Combustion Consortium formed to improve engine design

Sandia’s Research in Ultrawide Bandgap Technology Could Help Improve the Grid

Sandia researchers are currently studying how ultrawide bandgap semiconductor materials could be used to create more compact and efficient power electronics, potentially leading to higher absolute voltages for distributing power grid energy. These materials, such as AIGaN, are expected to allow devices to operate at higher voltages, frequencies, and temperatures than wide bandgap materials, such [...]

By | January 12th, 2017|Energy Storage, Grid Integration, Infrastructure Assurance, Materials Science, News|Comments Off on Sandia’s Research in Ultrawide Bandgap Technology Could Help Improve the Grid

Sandia receives ARPA-e funding to monitor plant roots for drought and heat tolerance

Multi-Modal Monitoring of Plant Roots for Drought and Heat Tolerance in the U.S. Southwest – $2,400,000 The Sandia National Laboratories team will develop a set of technologies to link below ground carbon partitioning with aboveground photosynthetic measurements. They will use microneedle sensor technology, originally developed for medical applications such as glucose level monitoring, to non-destructively [...]

By | January 9th, 2017|News, News & Events, Office of Science|Comments Off on Sandia receives ARPA-e funding to monitor plant roots for drought and heat tolerance

PV Tracking Technology call for papers

ASME Journal of Solar Energy Engineering Special Issue: Photovoltaic Tracking Technology Photovoltaic (PV) energy systems are becoming a larger share of electricity production, with over 230 GW installed worldwide. Much of this growth is being driven by a variety of incentives, though just as important, costs are decreasing due to improvements in manufacturing technology, raw material [...]

By | December 16th, 2016|News, News & Events, Solar|Comments Off on PV Tracking Technology call for papers

Sandia to present at 2016 AGU Fall Meeting

  Sandia leads the nation in addressing the complex intersection between the Earth and engineered environments, providing technical solutions to ensure our nation's strength and security. This week Sandia scientists will be the 2016 AGU Fall Meeting to deliver over 100 presentations and 80 technical posters. View our 2016 program of presenters or watch via AGU on Demand. [...]

By | December 13th, 2016|Climate, News, News & Events, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Sandia to present at 2016 AGU Fall Meeting

DOE Office of Technology Transitions seeks proposals to support transition of energy tech with commercial potential

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Technology Transitions is seeking proposals from the National Laboratories to support the transition of promising energy related technologies developed at the National Laboratories with commercial potential. DOE’s FY-17 Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF funding is estimated to be approximately $23.4 million and DOE will provide a 50% cost match for [...]

By | December 12th, 2016|News, News & Events, Renewable Energy|Comments Off on DOE Office of Technology Transitions seeks proposals to support transition of energy tech with commercial potential

Sandia Joins Forces with Singapore Energy Market Authority to Develop Energy Storage Test-Bed

Sandia National Laboratories’ Energy Storage Projects team within the Stationary Energy Storage Program is working with the government of Singapore’s Energy Market Authority (EMA) to help set up Singapore’s first grid energy storage test-bed. This will lead to the selection and development of three energy storage test-beds at existing electrical substations. Sandia will help develop [...]

By | November 30th, 2016|Energy Storage, Energy Storage Systems, Grid Integration, News, Partnership|Comments Off on Sandia Joins Forces with Singapore Energy Market Authority to Develop Energy Storage Test-Bed

Register for the 2017 Energy Storage Systems Safety Forum

Registration is now open for Meeting the Challenge: 2017 Energy Storage Systems (ESS) Safety Forum that will be held at the historic La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The two-day, MRS Endorsed ESS Safety Forum on February 22-23 will provide a platform for discussing the current state of ESS safety and mitigation strategies around improving cell to [...]

By | November 17th, 2016|Energy Storage, Energy Storage Systems, News, News & Events, Workshops|Comments Off on Register for the 2017 Energy Storage Systems Safety Forum