This newsletter highlights key activities, articles on current research projects, latest reports, papers, and events published by Sandia. This monthly newsletter is intended for wind industry partners, stakeholders, universities and potential partners.
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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 has released the second edition of the Wave Energy Converter Test Site Catalogue characterizing wave energy resources to facilitate device deployments and testing. The catalogue presents metocean data at eight U.S. wave energy converter (WEC) [...]
U.S. Navy's Maneuvering and Seakeeping Basin (MASK) Sandia has begun experimental testing on wave energy converter (WEC) modeling and controls. The test program focuses on model validation and system identification to produce high-quality data for [...]
Jesse Roberts and Jason Heath of Sandia National Laboratories attended the 4th General Meeting of Optimal Design Tools for Ocean Energy Arrays Project (DTOcean) in Madrid, Spain, October 27–29, 2015. This project is developing a [...]
Carlos Michelen and Ryan Coe recently published results from research comparing various methods for producing short-term (i.e. sea-state specific) extreme response distributions. These methods are needed to statistically quantify the extreme response (e.g., tension in [...]