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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. For more information, download our Water Power Technologies fact sheet.
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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 [...]