Energy and Climate


Reliability, O&M, Standards Development

On June 10, 2014, in

Building on a foundation of analysis capabilities, methods, and industry partnerships established in the Continuous Reliability Enhancement for Wind (CREW) Database and the Blade Reliability Collaborative (BRC), as well as incorporating Sandia’s high-performance computing (HPC) resources and expertise, this work fosters the emergence and establishment of standards that influence wind turbine design, wind industry data […]

Photovoltaic (PV) Regional Test Center (RTC) Website Goes Live

ECIS has developed a new external website to facilitate the functions of the five DOE RTCs—both interacting with each other to fulfill the overall DOE objectives and with partners in the U.S. PV industry. The site houses project updates, news, and events as well as controlled access for project file sharing. The DOE has commissioned […]

Tutorial on FMEA Process

On April 6, 2012, in

FMEA Process   Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) is a process that helps improve product reliability, manufacturing problems and customer satisfaction. Click on the link below to open an interactive tutorial to FMEA, how it works, and how Sandia uses it to improve PV system reliability. OPEN FMEA TUTORIAL  

Solar Energy Grid Integration Systems (SEGIS)

On November 10, 2010, in

Solar engineering, especially photovoltaic (PV) technologies, has been growing by leaps and bounds. This is fueled by intense private-sector interest in renewable energy (RE) power generation (on both the residential and commercial scale) and state mandates that utilities generate defined percentages of the electricity they provide from RE sources. Thirty five states have adopted these […]

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