Sandia National Laboratories, through a partnership with several national laboratories and academic institutions, is leading three topic areas for the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Marine Hydrokinetic (MHK) research. The topic areas are:

  • Technology development through supporting research and testing
  • Market acceleration through environmental assessment
  • Reference model development

Sandia is also supporting work with Argonne National Laboratory in conventional hydropower optimization.


Sandia will receive more than $9 million over three years from a DOE competitive laboratory solicitation for the development of advanced water power technologies.

Wave-Energy/-Device Modeling: Developing A 1:17 Scaled Model

Many theoretical studies show that additional energy can be captured through control of the power-conversion chains (PCCs) of resonant WEC devices. The numerical models employed in these studies are, however, idealized to varying degrees. The […]

New Small Business Voucher Pilot Opens

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 […]

Sandia Modifies Delft3D Turbine Model

Delft3D is a state-of-the-art, open-source hydrodynamics software suite capable of modeling hydrodynam­ics, sediment transport, and water quality in rivers, lakes, estuaries, and coastal environments. Delft3D was developed by the Dutch company, Deltares.

Because it is actively […]

Australian Renewable-Energy Official Visits Sandia

At the end of June, Louise Vickery, General Manager, Renewable Futures at the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) visited Sandia.

ARENA manages the Australian government’s commitment to improve the competitiveness of renewable energy technologies and to […]