Energy and Climate

Modeling & Analysis

Tutorial on PV System Modeling

On April 3, 2012, in

Modeling PV system performance involves a number of steps that are shown in the figure below. A more detailed explanation of each step is presented below the figure. Irradiance and Weather – This step involves choosing a source for defining the site’s expected irradiance and weather conditions. Typical sources include: typical meteorological years (TMY), satellite-derived […]

Informing Policymakers and Regulatory Support

On March 9, 2012, in

Regulatory Gap Analysis Quality Assurance Training Regulatory Gap Analysis Provides regulatory and risk analyses in a comprehensive and efficient manner to close the gap between dated regulations and new technologies being developed in the nuclear energy sector. Regulatory Gap Analysis Fact Sheet Quality Assurance Implementing systematic quality assurance (QA) processes in everything from data collection […]

Protected: Publications

On February 13, 2012, in

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Upper Rio Grande Simulation Model (URGSiM)

On June 22, 2011, in

Partners United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), United States Bureau of Reclamation (USBoR), United States Geological Survey (USGS), New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission (NMISC). Problem The upper Rio Grande Water Operation Model (URGWOM) is a suite of tools developed cooperatively by water management agencies in New Mexico to better understand, predict, plan, and account […]

Decision Support for Integrated Energy-Water Planning

On June 22, 2011, in

Partners Project team is internal to Sandia National Laboratories Problem Currently, electrical power generation uses about 140 billion gallons of water per day accounting for over 40% of all freshwater withdrawals thus competing with irrigated agriculture as the leading user of water. Proposed power plants must often target waterways and aquifers prone to overdraft or […]

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