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Sandia Labs Presents Grid Integration Research at IEEE PES T&D

Sandia photovoltaics researchers Robert Broderick (right) and Matthew Reno (left) presented their grid integration research at the IEEE PES T&D Conference & Exposition in early May in Dallas, TX. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers convenes the Power Energy Society to address big ideas shaping innovation in energy transmission and distribution (T&D), and provide opportunities [...]

By |May 27th, 2016|Conferences, Energy, Grid Integration, News, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, Research & Capabilities, Solar|Comments Off on Sandia Labs Presents Grid Integration Research at IEEE PES T&D

Energy Supply Transformation Needed

A lot that needs to be done to enable the transition towards larger shares of renewables in the power mix. The 5th International Conference on Integration of Renewable Energy and Distributed Energy Resources [4–6 December 2012, Berlin, Germany] brought together global participants from the energy sector to discuss the transformation of the power system, the challenges [...]

Experimental Smart Outlet Brings Flexibility, Resiliency to Grid Architecture

Sandia National Laboratories has developed an experimental “smart outlet” that autonomously measures, monitors and controls electrical loads with no connection to a centralized computer or system. The goal of the smart outlet and similar innovations is to make the power grid more distributed and intelligent, capable of reconfiguring itself as conditions change. Decentralizing [...]

By |March 7th, 2012|Energy, Energy Assurance, Energy Efficiency, Energy Surety, Grid Integration, Microgrid, News, News & Events, Renewable Energy, SMART Grid|Comments Off on Experimental Smart Outlet Brings Flexibility, Resiliency to Grid Architecture

New Liquid Salt Electrolytes Could Lead to Cost-Effective Flow Batteries

Sandia researchers have developed a new family of liquid salt electrolytes, known as metal-based ionic liquids (MetILs), that could lead to batteries able to cost-effectively store three times more energy than today’s batteries. The research, published in Dalton Transactions, might lead to devices that can help economically and reliably incorporate large-scale intermittent renewable [...]

By |February 22nd, 2012|Energy, Energy Storage Systems, Grid Integration, News, News & Events, Research & Capabilities|Comments Off on New Liquid Salt Electrolytes Could Lead to Cost-Effective Flow Batteries

Vermont and Sandia National Laboratories Announce Energy Research Center

Vermont—a leader in energy efficiency and deployment of so-called smart-grid technology—will become home to a $15 million national energy research project, officials announced Monday. The Center for Energy Transformation and Innovation will be housed at the University of Vermont. The three-year project is a partnership among the state of Vermont, Sandia National Laboratories [...]

By |December 20th, 2011|Energy Efficiency, Grid Integration, Microgrid, Modeling & Analysis, News, Partnership, SMART Grid|Comments Off on Vermont and Sandia National Laboratories Announce Energy Research Center

Grid Integration & Advanced Inverters

Conducting innovative research to address technical barriers and support large-scale deployment of solar photovoltaic (PV) generation in grid-tied power systems. Sandia’s grid integration and advanced inverter research involves modeling, analysis, system- and component-level performance validation, power electronics technology development, codes and standards, and reliability. This work draws from Sandia’s expertise in related disciplines, including [...]

By |November 10th, 2010|Comments Off on Grid Integration & Advanced Inverters