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Sandia Engineer Wins 2016 IEEE Award

A Sandia researcher has been recognized for his outstanding contribution to the controls industry in the field of renewable ocean energy. Giorgio Bacelli, a researcher for the Sandia National Laboratories Water Power Technology department, coauthored the paper that won the 2016 IEEE Control Systems Magazine Outstanding Paper Award. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics engineers [...]

By | March 10th, 2017|News, News & Events, Water Power|Comments Off on Sandia Engineer Wins 2016 IEEE Award

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

Bernie Hernandez-Sanchez wins HENAAC Award for outstanding technical achievement

Chemist Bernadette “Bernie” Hernandez-Sanchez won for outstanding technical achievement and is the first woman at Sandia to receive this award. Hernandez-Sanchez  will be recognized at the 28th Annual HENAAC Conference in Anaheim, California, Oct. 5-9, during National Hispanic Heritage Month. HENAAC honors Hispanic researchers who have made significant contributions to the nation’s technical community. Awardees are [...]

By | September 30th, 2016|News, Water Power|Comments Off on Bernie Hernandez-Sanchez wins HENAAC Award for outstanding technical achievement

Extreme Conditions Modeling (ECM) New Fact Sheet Published

The wave energy converter (WEC) Extreme Conditions Modeling (ECM) project provides WEC developers with improved means of predicting WEC survival and design loads. WEC developers will use the ECM tools to reduce uncertainty and risk in the WEC design process. The ECM project is a collaboration between the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Sandia National [...]

By | September 27th, 2016|News, Water Power|Comments Off on Extreme Conditions Modeling (ECM) New Fact Sheet Published

Sandia National Laboratories Uses Its Wave Energy Converter (WEC) to Harness the Motion of the Ocean

In partnership with the U.S. Navy, Sandia tested its advanced wave energy converter (WEC) system in the maneuvering and sea-keeping (MASK) basin at the Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Carderock Division (NSWCCD) in Bethesda, MD. Wave energy converters (WECs) harness the motion of ocean waves to generate clean power. To increase power generation of WEC devices, Sandia is [...]

By | August 2nd, 2016|EC, News, Renewable Energy, Water Power|Comments Off on Sandia National Laboratories Uses Its Wave Energy Converter (WEC) to Harness the Motion of the Ocean

Webinar Recording Available: Advanced Wave Energy Converters (WEC) Dynamics and Controls

On June 6, 2016, Sandia National Laboratories hosted 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 deploying them in the water. Researchers from Sandia presented their research on control systems design and testing for wave energy converters. Discussions on past, ongoing, and future [...]

By | June 9th, 2016|Events, News, Renewable Energy, Water Power|Comments Off on Webinar Recording Available: Advanced Wave Energy Converters (WEC) Dynamics and Controls

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 | 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 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 | May 13th, 2016|News, News & Events, Renewable Energy, Uncategorized, Water Power|Comments Off on Sandia Labs participates in DOE’s annual Waterpower Week

Industry outreach: DOE and Wave Energy Scotland co-sponsored WEC technology workshop

The U.S. Department of Energy and Wave Energy Scotland (WES) jointly co-sponsored a one-day workshop on wave energy converter (WEC) technology requirement specification and performance metrics following the International Conference on Ocean Energy in Edinburgh, UK.  Over 60 international participants representing the wider wave energy community–industry, research, funding and policy, and technology—contributed their input into [...]

By | May 13th, 2016|News, Partnership, Renewable Energy, Water Power, Workshops|Comments Off on Industry outreach: DOE and Wave Energy Scotland co-sponsored WEC technology workshop

Successful testing of Sandia Labs’ Wave Energy Converter (WEC) system

Sandia National Laboratories successfully completed testing of its advanced wave energy converter (WEC) system for its customer, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wind and Water Power Technology Office. In partnership with the U.S. Navy, Sandia conducted the tests at the maneuvering and sea-keeping (MASK) basin at the Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Carderock Division (NSWCCD) in Bethesda, [...]

By | May 13th, 2016|News, Partnership, Water Power|Comments Off on Successful testing of Sandia Labs’ Wave Energy Converter (WEC) system