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University of Illinois uses Sandia Labs’ reference hydrokinetic turbine to study potential bed erosion effects

Sandia Labs Water Power Technologies Department promotes open-source marine hydrokinetic research by disseminating information on MHK technology designs initially developed as reference models to benchmark performance and costs. Sandia developed a scale model of a reference hydrokinetic turbine to minimize power performance losses from soiling/bio­fouling and [...]

Open-source extreme conditions modeling tools

The extreme conditions modeling project (ECM) will be releasing two numerical tools for use in modeling extreme conditions of wave energy converters (WECs). Sandia and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory have developed the WEC Design Response Toolbox, [...]

Sandia Labs participates in DOE Executive Summit on Marine and Hydrokinetic Research and Development

Sandia’s Water Power Technologies Department participated in the Executive Summit on Marine and Hydrokinetic Research and Development, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) on March 2, 2016 in [...]

Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) Executive Summit

The Wind and Water Power Technologies Office (WWPTO), within the US Department of Energy (DOE) will host an executive summit on marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) research and development on March 2, 2016 in Washington DC. [...]