Energy and Climate

Marine Hydrokinetics

Bernadette Hernandez-Sanchez

Bernadette A. Hernandez-Sanchez is the project lead for the Advanced Materials Program and DOE’s Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Database (MHTDB). The Advanced Materials Program focuses on understanding the properties and performance of materials and coatings being investigated for potential marine hydrokinetic (MHK) and ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) technologies as well as developing novel anti-biofouling […]

Marine Hydrokinetics Technology: Reference Model Development

On March 22, 2011, in

Sandia National Laboratories is leading development efforts for marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) reference models. This will include developing reference models for wave, tidal, and river in-stream devices for full systems and at the component and resource levels. To proceed in the most efficient manner in terms of cost and technological progress, we anticipate partnerships with […]

Marine Hydrokinetics Technology: Market Acceleration

On March 22, 2011, in

Sandia National Laboratories is leading research to describe and quantify environmental impacts caused by new and existing marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) technologies. The team will evaluate environmental factors including rates of sediment transport, water flow, water quality, and acoustic changes. The results will help quantify the types and magnitude of environmental impacts for various new […]

Marine Hydrokinetics Technology: Technology Development

On March 21, 2011, in

Sandia National Laboratories leads work to examine the cost-effectiveness and reliability of technology for the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) program, which include wave, current/tide, and thermal-energy conversion. The research will focus on developing and advancing the science and tools needed to bring new water-power technologies to market and evaluating methods designed […]

Water Power

On January 27, 2011, in

Sandia National Laboratories, through a partnership with several national laboratories and academic institutions, is leading three topic areas for the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Marine Hydrokinetic (MHK) research. The topic areas are: Technology development through supporting research and testing Market acceleration through environmental assessment Reference model development Sandia is also supporting work with Argonne National […]



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