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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]