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What is Marine Hydrokinetic Technology?
Marine hydrokinetic (MHK) technology harnesses energy from waves, currents and tides to create clean, renewable electricity. Because more than 50 percent of the U.S. population is concentrated near coastlines, water power has potential to dramatically reduce U.S. dependence on fossil fuels. Sandia’s Water Power Technology program leverages key research and engineering capabilities to help the emerging MHK industry overcome technical barriers to commercialization.
Sandia’s Marine Hydrokinetic (MHK) Advanced Materials program has a new publication on the antifouling efficacy of zwiterionic coatings. These polymeric coatings contain no metal and have both positive and negative chemical charges as part of […]
The Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA) and Sandia have signed an MOU to implement electrical energy storage systems (ESSs) in renewable-energy projects at their Hawaii Ocean Science and Technology (HOST) Park.
Many theoretical studies show that additional energy can be captured through control of the power-conversion chains (PCCs) of resonant wave-energy converter (WEC) devices. The numerical models employed in these studies are, however, idealized to varying […]
The highly anticipated Department of Energy (DOE) Small Business Vouchers (SBV) pilot opens for business today. Through the pilot, small businesses can apply to access the Department’s world-class facilities and an enterprise of more than 10,000 […]