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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

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 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

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

Sandia’s Energy & Climate Programs win R&D 100 Awards

Sandia R&D 100 awardees, from left to right: John Siirola (Pyomo v4.1 – Software/Services), Jack Wise (Stress-Induced Fabrication of Functionally Designed Nanomaterials – Mechanical/Materials), Summer Ferreira, PI (Precision High Power Battery Tester – Green Tech Special Recognition Award), Hongyou Fan, PI (Stress-Induced Fabrication of Functionally Designed Nanomaterials – Mechanical/Materials), Bill Hart, PI (Pyomo v4.1 – [...]

By | November 15th, 2016|News, News & Events|Comments Off on Sandia’s Energy & Climate Programs win R&D 100 Awards

Advanced WEC Dynamics and Controls Webinar, December 6, 2016

As part of a study aimed at accelerating the application of advanced control in WECs, Sandia National Labs recently completed testing on a 1/17 model-scale wave energy converter (WEC). A testing report is now available online. Sandia will host a public webinar covering this work, including an overview of recently completed wave tank testing, system [...]

By | November 14th, 2016|News, News & Events, Water Power|Comments Off on Advanced WEC Dynamics and Controls Webinar, December 6, 2016

New consortium to reduce cost of solar modules

In order to accelerate solar module materials discovery and development, the DOE SunShot program awarded $30 million, over five years, to a national laboratory-led Energy Materials Network (EMN) Consortium focused on durable module materials, DuraMat. Module materials account for 40% or more of total photovoltaic (PV) module costs, providing substantial opportunities for cost and performance improvement. DuraMat will [...]

By | November 10th, 2016|News, News & Events, Solar|Comments Off on New consortium to reduce cost of solar modules