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Grid Innovation at Sandia Recognized with Two R&D 100 Awards

Sandia Researcher John Eddy, OE Deputy Assistant Secretary Michael Pesin, OE Assistant Secretary Bruce Walker, and Sandia Researcher Abraham Ellis (L-R). Not pictured: OE’s Microgrid R&D Program Manager Dan Ton. On March 14th, Sandia participated in a recognition ceremony at the US Department of Energy Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (DOE [...]

By | 2018-04-02T16:35:11+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Distribution Grid Integration, Energy Storage, Grid Integration, Microgrid, News, Transmission Grid Integration, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Grid Innovation at Sandia Recognized with Two R&D 100 Awards

Efficiency Merit Function for Spark Ignition Engines Published

The technical study, Efficiency Merit Function for Spark Ignition Engines, was among two studies recently released by the Department of Energy (DOE) Co‐Optimization of Fuels & Engines (Co‐Optima) initiative. The merit function is a mathematical model which quantifies the fuel efficiency potential associated with different fuel properties for boosted spark ignition engines. Sandia led the [...]

By | 2018-02-21T16:46:39+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Efficiency Merit Function for Spark Ignition Engines Published

The 10th EESAT Conference Call for Abstracts is Now Open

The 10th Biennial Electrical Energy Storage Applications and Technologies (EESAT) Conference will be held October 11-13, 2017 at the Westin Hotel—Gaslamp District, in San Diego, California (USA). The 2017 EESAT Conference theme is Energy Storage: Evolution and Revolution. It will provide a platform to revisit research and development, technologies, applications, and projects that have [...]

By | 2017-05-11T18:12:01+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Conferences, Energy Storage, Energy Storage Systems, Events, News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The 10th EESAT Conference Call for Abstracts is Now Open

AM symposium

A new dawn for AM: Symposium focuses on additive manufacturing’s future   With some $20 million invested into more than 80 additive manufacturing (AM)-related research projects, Sandia’s commitment to additive manufacturing is clear. The challenge going forward is to synthesize the lessons from these disparate projects to realize the potential of this technology.   “We [...]

By | 2017-03-02T20:57:29+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Conferences, Energy, Energy Efficiency, News & Events, Uncategorized|Comments Off on AM symposium

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 | 2017-01-31T21:44:51+00:00 January 24th, 2017|Energy Storage, Grid Integration, News, Staff, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Ray Byrne Named 2017 IEEE Fellow

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 | 2016-12-13T22:48:43+00:00 December 13th, 2016|Climate, News, News & Events, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Sandia to present at 2016 AGU Fall Meeting

Sandia Labs’ Photovoltaic Systems Evaluation Lab (PSEL) Marks Accomplishments & Adds Capabilities

Bruce King, PSEL technical lead, in front of newly installed light soaking chamber. SandiaNational Laboratories completed a number of enhancements and expansions to its Photovoltaic Systems Evaluation Laboratory (PSEL) facility to expand indoor PV module characterization capabilities at PSEL and upgrade the outdoor laboratory. A new Atonometrics Light Soaking Chamber joins PSEL’s existing [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:47:44+00:00 July 7th, 2016|News, Photovoltaic, Photovoltaic Systems Evaluation Laboratory (PSEL), Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar Newsletter, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Sandia Labs’ Photovoltaic Systems Evaluation Lab (PSEL) Marks Accomplishments & Adds Capabilities

Advanced Wave Energy Converters (WEC) Dynamics and Controls Webinar: June 6, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. EDT

Please join Sandia National Laboratories for a webinar on advanced controls and the impact on increasing energy absorption from wave energy devices. Transitioning these control approaches into full-scale devices is pivotal to creating economically competitive devices and putting them in the water. Researchers from Sandia will present their research on control systems design and testing for wave energy converters. Discussions [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:47:47+00:00 May 23rd, 2016|News, News & Events, Uncategorized, Water Power|Comments Off on Advanced Wave Energy Converters (WEC) Dynamics and Controls Webinar: June 6, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. EDT

Sandia participates in the 2016 National Innovation Summit & Highlights TechConnect Innovation Award

Sandia National Laboratories has received an Innovation Award from TechConnect, a global technology outreach and development organization, for the development of prototype Hydrocarbon Membranes for Energy and Water Electrochemical Systems. Sandia’s submission placed in the top 15 percent of all submitted technologies ranked by TechConnect. The membrane may be the key to making hydrogen cars [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:47:47+00:00 May 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Sandia participates in the 2016 National Innovation Summit & Highlights TechConnect Innovation Award

Sandia Labs participates in DOE’s annual Waterpower Week

During the last week of April, Sandia National Laboratories participated in the National Hydropower Association Waterpower Week in Washington, D.C., hosted by the Department of Energy (DOE). Five Sandia water power engineers presented posters at METS, the Marine Energy Technology Symposium, and generated interest from both academia and industry in Sandia’s research and development efforts. Sandia Labs researchers presented a [...]

By | 2016-05-13T22:19:45+00:00 May 13th, 2016|News, News & Events, Renewable Energy, Uncategorized, Water Power|Comments Off on Sandia Labs participates in DOE’s annual Waterpower Week