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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 U.S. [...]

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)

Battery Calorimetry Laboratory

One of four “workhorse” accelerating rate calorimeters. These systems run continuously to keep up with customer needs. Lithium-ion battery technology offers great benefits in portable power, but an essential challenge is to ensure operational safety. Current lithium-ion technologies are prone to thermal runaway reactions. In order for electric vehicle (EV) and hybrid [...]

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

Characterization and Failure Analysis

Sandia tests batteries to failure to determine the safety design margins. Publicity of Sandia tests often is focused on the strong reactions that occur when lithium-ion batteries release energy under abuse conditions without consideration of the significant improvements that have been realized in recent years. Our abuse testing provides a wealth of data [...]

By |May 14th, 2012|Comments Off on Characterization and Failure Analysis

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

A Model for the Nation: Promoting Education and Innovation in Vermont’s Electricity Sector

We are pleased to announce the publication of "A Model for the Nation: Promoting Education and Innovation in Vermont's Electricity Sector," a 70-page report summarizing the activities and outcomes of our Vermont-Sandia partnership's initial year. This document speaks to the broad collaborative effort involved, to the strong and enduring partnership, now formally known as the [...]

By |May 8th, 2012|Climate, Customers & Partners, Energy, Energy Surety, Infrastructure Security, News, Partnership, Photovoltaic, Publications, Renewable Energy, Solar, Wind Energy|Comments Off on A Model for the Nation: Promoting Education and Innovation in Vermont’s Electricity Sector

Assessment Program

Since 1999, Sandia has conducted numerous assessments of operational systems in hydroelectric dams; water treatment systems; electric power transmission, distribution, and generation; petroleum storage and refineries; and transportation systems. Assessments were an early way to help clarify the systems as they existed in the field. This knowledge has been invaluable in understanding first-hand the true [...]

By |October 26th, 2011|Comments Off on Assessment Program

Building a Microgrid

By Copyright © 2011 Albuquerque Journal Michael Hartranft Journal Staff Writer Japanese firms partner with labs, PNM, Mesa del Sol on project A collaborative U.S.-Japanese project that will use the Aperture Center at Mesa del Sol as the centerpiece for a smart grid technology demonstration is on track to go on line by [...]

By |October 17th, 2011|Customers & Partners, Energy Assurance, Energy Surety, Infrastructure Security, Microgrid, News, Partnership|Comments Off on Building a Microgrid

The Center for SCADA Security Assets

 Sandia established its SCADA Security Development Laboratory in 1998. Its purpose was to analyze vulnerabilities in common SCADA systems and components and to support research for a "high surety SCADA system." Since that time, the lab has been integrated with several unique capabilities at Sandia. The Center for SCADA Security is composed of several testbed facilities [...]

By |August 25th, 2011|Comments Off on The Center for SCADA Security Assets

Installation Energy Security

Installation Energy Security Sandia National Laboratories, through their Physical Security methodology, has supported the Department of Defense (DoD) in protecting their high value assets for over fifty years. Within the last decade, Sandia Labs has leveraged our vast knowledge of physical security to include energy security on military installations. Using internal research and development funding, [...]

By |May 19th, 2011|Comments Off on Installation Energy Security