Department of Energy

Paper Describing Lessons Learned from Fukushima Receives “Outstanding Paper Award”

Jeff Cardoni (in the Severe Accident Analysis Dept.) presented the paper “MELCOR Simulations of the Severe Accident at the Fukushima 1F3 Reactor” at the 2012 ANS Winter Meeting and Nuclear Technology Expo, which held an embedded topical meeting called “International Meeting on Severe Accident Assessment and Management: Lessons Learned From Fukushima Daiichi.” on November 11–15, […]

By |May 17th, 2013|Computational Modeling & Simulation, Energy, News, News & Events, Nuclear Energy, Systems Analysis|Comments Off on Paper Describing Lessons Learned from Fukushima Receives “Outstanding Paper Award”

Implemented “Vertically Lagrangian” Option in the Community Atmosphere Model

The Community Earth System Model (CESM) is a state-of-the-art global climate model being developed with the support of the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy and used for climate-change science and assessments. Sandia has been leading a multilaboratory effort to develop a new “dynamical core” for CESM’s atmospheric component. This new dynamical core […]

By |May 2nd, 2013|Analysis, Climate, Global Climate & Energy, Modeling, Modeling & Analysis, News, News & Events|Comments Off on Implemented “Vertically Lagrangian” Option in the Community Atmosphere Model

DOE Completes Construction of State-of-the-Art Wind Plant Performance Facility

The U.S. Department of Energy and Vestas R&D have completed construction of a new state-of-the-art wind plant research facility at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. The Scaled Wind Farm Technology (SWiFT) facility is the first U.S. facility specifically designed and constructed to tackle the challenges of the DOE Wind Farm of the Future program.
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By |April 17th, 2013|Energy, Events, News & Events, Partnership, Renewable Energy, SWIFT, Wind Energy|Comments Off on DOE Completes Construction of State-of-the-Art Wind Plant Performance Facility

Pratt Whitney Rocketdyne Testing

On November 24, 2012 the National Solar Thermal Test Facility (NSTTF) began testing of the Pratt Whitney Rocketdyne (PWR) solar receiver shroud.  Fifteen days of solar testing are scheduled for this testing.  The flux levels on the shroud range between 100 and 500 suns.  The work is sponsored by PWR in cooperation with the Department […]

By |December 19th, 2012|Concentrating Solar Power, EC, Energy, Facilities, National Solar Thermal Test Facility, News, News & Events, Partnership, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar Newsletter|Comments Off on Pratt Whitney Rocketdyne Testing

Optics Lab

Optical equipment located in this lab space and tools developed, using DOE funds, allows for optical characterization of heliostat and dish facets. These flexible analytical tools, along with the on-site expertise currently support the evaluation and development of low-cost, high-performance heliostat facets. The tools are also applicable to assembly/production line environments. In addition, field support […]

By |September 26th, 2012|Comments Off on Optics Lab

Regional Test Facility

Sandia (with DOE support) recently installed infrastructure on eight acres of the National Solar Thermal Test Facility (NSTTF) to support US industry in actual field test and validation of US-based PV modules and systems designs to accelerate bankability assessments. The initial phase has 1 MWe connectivity to the utility system. The second phase, an additional […]

By |September 26th, 2012|Comments Off on Regional Test Facility

Energy Storage Components and Systems

By |August 10th, 2012|Comments Off on Energy Storage Components and Systems

Sandia’s Stan Atcitty winner of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)

Dr. Stanley Atcitty, an energy storage systems researcher, has been named a winner of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).  President Obama named 13 U.S. Department of Energy-funded researchers as recipients of the award which is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers, who are […]

By |July 30th, 2012|Energy, Energy Storage Systems, Infrastructure Security, News|Comments Off on Sandia’s Stan Atcitty winner of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)

Battery Calorimetry Laboratory

By |May 14th, 2012|Comments Off on Battery Calorimetry Laboratory

Characterization and Failure Analysis

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