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Sandia Computational Mathematician Receives DOE’s EO Lawrence Award

Pavel Bochev, a Sandia computational mathematician has won the Department of Energy’s Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award for his work. (Photo by Randy Montoya) Pavel Bochev (in Sandia’s Computational Mathematics Dept.) has received an EO Lawrence Award for his pioneering theoretical and practical advances in numerical methods for partial differential equations. “This is the [...]

DOE International Energy Storage Database Has Logged 420 Energy Storage Projects Worldwide with 123 GW of Installed Capacity

Berkeley, California, USA, (October 21, 2013) — /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The following was released by Strategen Consulting: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced that its international energy storage database has surpassed 420 documented energy storage projects from around the world. The database, the first of its kind, provides free, up-to-date information on grid-connected energy [...]

By |October 22nd, 2013|Energy, Energy Assurance, Energy Assurance, Energy Storage, Energy Storage Systems, Energy Surety, Grid Integration, Infrastructure Security, News, News & Events, SMART Grid|Comments Off on DOE International Energy Storage Database Has Logged 420 Energy Storage Projects Worldwide with 123 GW of Installed Capacity

Implemented “Vertically Lagrangian” Option in the Community Atmosphere Model

A screenshot from the 2-year AMIP (Atmospheric Model Intercomparison Project) precipitable water animation simulation run of the NSF/DOE Community Atmosphere Model (CAM5). 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 [...]

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

ECIS-Automotive Fuel Cell Corporation: Hydrocarbon Membrane Fuels the Success of Future Generation Vehicles

At Sandia National Laboratories, researcher Cy Fujimoto, in partnership with Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation (AFCC), is developing a polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) that can operate optimally with minimum on-board humidification and low gas crossover. Current fuel cell vehicles run optimally when the air and hydrogen fuel is humidified, which requires high pressures and additional systems [...]

By |February 14th, 2013|CRF, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Partnership, Transportation Energy|Comments Off on ECIS-Automotive Fuel Cell Corporation: Hydrocarbon Membrane Fuels the Success of Future Generation Vehicles

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

Energy Storage Components and Systems

Sandia’s transportation energy storage research programs apply scientific understanding of battery degradation mechanisms to develop technologies to improve battery performance, economics, and safety to enable widespread electrification of the nation’s transportation fleet. A demonstration Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) in New York City. Automobile and truck transportation accounts for 71% of [...]

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, [...]

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)

SunShot Grand Challenge: Regional Test Centers

Joshua Stein speaks about the benefits of the Regional Test Centers (RTCs) and how they will further advance the DOE SunShot goals.

By |June 18th, 2012|Energy, Events, News, News & Events, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, Solar, SunShot, Videos|Comments Off on SunShot Grand Challenge: Regional Test Centers

SunShot Grand Challenge Summit and Technology Forum

Sandia will be a participant in the upcoming SunShot Grand Challenge Summit and Technology Forum. The SunShot Initiative is leading the first in a series of Energy Department Grand Challenges that address the scientific, technological, and market barriers to achieving breakthroughs in national energy challenges. The SunShot Grand Challenge Summit and Technology Forum will convene the [...]

By |June 1st, 2012|Conferences, Energy, Events, News, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, Solar, SunShot|Comments Off on SunShot Grand Challenge Summit and Technology Forum

Cell Prototyping Facility

A lithium-ion cell winder used to manufacture 18650 cells that support the Battery Safety R&D program. Sandia has long maintained an energy storage prototyping and fabrication capability in support of its national security mission. As we have expanded our energy storage R&D into areas applicable to commercial applications, we have also adapted [...]

By |May 14th, 2012|Comments Off on Cell Prototyping Facility