Energy Storage

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 increase Australia’s renewable energy supply.* ARENA supports all renewable energy technologies and projects across the innovation chain—from laboratory research to […]

Hongyou Fan Chosen for Prestigious Lecture on Creating Nanomaterials

Sandia researcher Hongyou Fan (at the Advanced Materials Laboratory, operated in cooperation with the University of New Mexico) was selected by the Materials Research Society (MRS) and the Kavli Foundation to deliver the 2015 Fred Kavli Distinguished Lecture in Nanoscience. Fan is the first lecturer affiliated with a national laboratory to be so honored. “I […]

Sandian Spoke at the New York Energy Storage Expo

Sean Hearne (@SandiaLabs, manager of Sandia’s Energy Storage Technology and Systems Dept.) was invited to speak #EnergyStorage at the NYC Energy Storage Expo.

NYSERDA and Con Edison, with support from NY-BEST (the New York Battery & Energy Storage Technology consortium) and AGRION, will be hosting a series of Energy Storage Expos in New York City. The […]

By |December 12th, 2014|Energy, Energy Storage, Energy Storage Systems, Grid Integration, Infrastructure Security, News, News & Events|Comments Off on Sandian Spoke at the New York Energy Storage Expo

Joint Hire Increases Materials Science Collaboration for Sandia, UNM

Sandia and the University of New Mexico (UNM) have hired Dr. Fernando Garzon, a nationally recognized scientist/inventor, to work for both institutions. “Sandia National Laboratories and the University of New Mexico have enjoyed a close relationship for many years in the areas of research, education, and technology development and deployment,” said Sandia Vice President and […]

By |September 16th, 2014|Advanced Materials Laboratory, Capabilities, Energy, Energy Storage, Facilities, Materials Science, News, News & Events, Partnership, Research & Capabilities|Comments Off on Joint Hire Increases Materials Science Collaboration for Sandia, UNM

Sandia Has Signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Case Western Reserve University

The memorandum of understanding (MOU) initiates a relationship between our institutions to better leverage our inherently complementary energy research strengths—focusing on R&D activity in utility-scale power and includes energy storage (batteries, capacitors), grid integration of renewable-energy resources, real-time residential and industrial energy management and control, lifetime degradation and science and various forms of advanced energy […]

By |January 28th, 2014|Computational Modeling & Simulation, Energy, Energy Storage, Energy Storage Systems, Infrastructure Security, Materials Science, Modeling, Modeling & Analysis, News, News & Events, Partnership, Renewable Energy, Research & Capabilities, Transportation Energy|Comments Off on Sandia Has Signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Case Western Reserve University

Sandia PV Team Publishes Book Chapter

The book, Solar Energy Forecasting and Resource Assessment, provides an authoritative voice on the accuracy of long-term resource projections and addresses grid operators’ concerns about variable short-term power generation, incorporating contributions from an internationally recognized group of top authors from both industry and academia, focused on providing information from underlying scientific fundamentals to practical applications […]

By |January 21st, 2014|Computational Modeling & Simulation, Energy, Modeling & Analysis, News, News & Events, Partnership, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, Solar, Systems Analysis|Comments Off on Sandia PV Team Publishes Book Chapter

New Jersey Transit FutureGrid MOU Signing

In late August, DOE Secretary Moniz and New Jersey Governor Christie signed an memorandum of understanding (MOU) over grid modernization, which establishes a relationship between the U.S. Department of Energy, New Jersey Transit Corporation, and the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) to explore the design, possible construction, and future implementation of an advanced […]

By |October 4th, 2013|Analysis, Energy Surety, Infrastructure Security, Microgrid, Modeling, Modeling & Analysis, News, News & Events, Partnership, SMART Grid|Comments Off on New Jersey Transit FutureGrid MOU Signing

Sandia and General Motors: Advancing Clean Combustion Engines with Predictive Simulation Tools

Sandia National Laboratories has been working with General Motors (GM) for over 30 years. In the last few years, this partnership has become a strategic alliance, which includes a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA), making it easier for the partners to work together.
Our parthership’s research focus areas include

systems modeling for energy, infrastructure, and future […]

By |February 14th, 2013|CRF, Energy, Partnership, Transportation Energy|Comments Off on Sandia and General Motors: Advancing Clean Combustion Engines with Predictive Simulation Tools

Northrop-Grumman, GE Partnerships Tap a Wide Range of Sandia Labs Experience

Sandia has signed a pair of umbrella cooperative research and development agreements (CRADAs) with Northrop Grumman Information Systems and General Electric Global Research that will broadly add to the Labs’ research. “These strategic agreements envision long-term partner­ships,” said Brooke Garcia, a Sandia business development specialist who helped negotiate the CRADAs.
The Northrop-Grumman CRADA includes research in […]

Power Towers for Utilities

Desirable Features of Power Towers for Utilities
Because of their practical energy storage, solar power towers have two features that are particularly desirable for utilities: flexible capacity factors and a high degree of dispatchability.
Power towers can be designed with annual capacity factors up to 60 percent, and as high as 80 percent in summer when the […]

By |September 6th, 2012|Comments Off on Power Towers for Utilities