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By |November 19th, 2012|Comments Off on Wind & Water Power Newsletter

MEPV Wins 2012 R&D100 Award

Sandia’s microsystems enabled photovoltaics, also known as “solar glitter,” captured a prestigious R&D 100 Award in this year’s contest.

Microsystems enabled photovoltaics combine mature technology and tools currently used in microsystem production with groundbreaking advances in photovoltaic cell design. The cells are created using mature microdesign and microfabrication techniques, said Sandia researcher Vipin Gupta. The cells […]

By |June 20th, 2012|Energy, News, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, Solar|Comments Off on MEPV Wins 2012 R&D100 Award

Greg Nielson Featured in Innovation Magazine

Sandia researcher Greg Nielson, team leader on the Microsystems-Enabled Photovoltaic cell project, was featured in the October/November 2011 issue of Innovation Magazine.

By |October 31st, 2011|Energy, News, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, Solar|Comments Off on Greg Nielson Featured in Innovation Magazine

Glitter-Sized Photovoltaic Cells in Utility-Scale Solar Power Systems

Sandia National Laboratories will begin researching how to use glitter-sized photovoltaic cells in utility-scale solar power systems, which eventually could cut the costs of solar panels in half and nearly double their efficiency.

Sandia’s work with industry, other labs and universities to improve the design, materials and manufacturing processes of the Microsystems-Enabled Photovoltaic (MEPV) cells won […]

By |October 17th, 2011|Energy, News, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, Solar|Comments Off on Glitter-Sized Photovoltaic Cells in Utility-Scale Solar Power Systems

Sandia Gets $4M Energy Grant

Sandia will receive $4.1 million from DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to design Vertical Axis Wind Turbines which could reduce the cost of offshore wind energy generation.

Read more about the grant here.

By |October 17th, 2011|Energy, News, Renewable Energy, Wind Energy|Comments Off on Sandia Gets $4M Energy Grant

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 […]

By |June 13th, 2011|EC, Energy, News, News & Events, Renewable Energy, Water Power|Comments Off on Bernadette Hernandez-Sanchez

Two Sandia Engineers named as Influencers and Innovators of Wind Power

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — April 28, 2011 — Sandia engineers Jose Zayas and Dale Berg were honored by Windpower Engineering magazine as two of the nation’s innovators and influencers in wind energy.

Zayas, senior manager of the Renewable Energy Technologies group at Sandia National Laboratories, was named an influencer on wind energy. […]

By |May 26th, 2011|Energy, News, Renewable Energy, Wind Energy|Comments Off on Two Sandia Engineers named as Influencers and Innovators of Wind Power

Sandia Adds Water Power to Clean Energy Research Portfolio

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Sandia National Laboratories will receive more than $9 million over three years from a Department of Energy competitive laboratory solicitation for the development of advanced water power technologies.
Sandia, through a partnership with several national laboratories and academic institutions, will lead two of the four topic areas awarded under […]

By |May 18th, 2011|Energy, News, Renewable Energy, Water Power|Comments Off on Sandia Adds Water Power to Clean Energy Research Portfolio

iNEMI Renewable Energy Workshop

The International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI) held a renewable energy workshop on October 19-21, 2010 at Cisco Systems, Inc. in Fremont, California. The purpose of the workshop was to bring visibility to technology and product gaps in the wind and solar energy markets in which iNEMI member organizations such as […]

By |May 18th, 2011|Energy, News, Renewable Energy, Wind Energy, Workshops|Comments Off on iNEMI Renewable Energy Workshop

Designing a Better Wind Turbine

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Researchers with Sandia National Laboratories and Purdue University are using sensors and computational software to help design a better wind turbine.

The sensors are being placed on experimental turbines in Bushland, Texas, to provide enhanced capabilities to monitor and control the wind turbines. A team […]

By |May 18th, 2011|Energy, News, Renewable Energy, Wind Energy|Comments Off on Designing a Better Wind Turbine