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Sandia Wind Energy in the News

Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin company, for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration. With main facilities in Albuquerque, N.M., and Livermore, Calif., Sandia has major R&D responsibilities in national security, energy and environmental technologies, and economic competitiveness. Below are news items featuring Sandia Wind Energy [...]

By |May 4th, 2011|Comments Off on Sandia Wind Energy in the News

Online Abstracts and Reports

Active Aero Blade Load Control Design [Report](2771KB PDF) "SMART Wind Turbine Rotor: Data Analysis and Conclusions" J.C. Berg, M. F. Barone, N. C. Yoder January 2014[intlink id="2916" type="page"] Back to Topic Selection[/intlink] [intlink id="3057" type="page" anchor="TOP"]Top of Page[/intlink] [Report](2962KB PDF) "SMART Wind Turbine Rotor: Design and Field Test" J.C. Berg, B. R. Resor, J. A. [...]

By |April 27th, 2011|Comments Off on Online Abstracts and Reports

Wind Energy Publications

Online Abstracts and Reports Topic Selection [intlink id="3057" type="page"](or click here to go to directly to the reports)[/intlink]           [intlink id="3057" type="page" anchor="CONTROL"]Active Aero Blade Load Control Design[/intlink] [intlink id="3057" type="page" anchor="MATERIALS"]Materials (continued):[/intlink] [intlink id="3057" type="page" anchor="BLADES"]Blades:[/intlink]   [intlink id="3057" type="page" anchor="COMPOSITES"]Composites[/intlink]   [intlink id="3057" type="page" anchor="100m"]100-m Blade[/intlink]   [intlink id="3057" [...]

By |April 25th, 2011|Comments Off on Wind Energy Publications

PV Publications

Recent Publications, Listed by Date. Click on publication title to view, right click to download. All files are in PDF format (download Adobe Reader). G. T. Klise, J. Balfour, A Best Practice for Developing Availability Guarantee Language in Photovoltaic (PV) O&M Agreements, SAND 2015-10223. J. Seuss, M.J. Reno, M. Lave, R.J. Broderick, S. [...]

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Wind Energy Workshops

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Photovoltaic (PV) research at Sandia focuses on developing and imacproving PV technologies and applications by lowering cost and increasing performance and reliability of PV components and systems. Sandia specializes in performance modeling, characterization, and transmission and distribution grid integration. Sandia researchers support the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative and partner with industry, utilities, [...]

By |April 20th, 2011|Comments Off on Photovoltaics

Microsystems Enabled Photovoltaics (MEPV)

About MEPV Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are pioneering solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies that are cheaper to produce and easier to install than traditional grid power and capable of producing clean, safe, and reliable electricity. These innovations can help accelerate the growth of PV as a mainstream power source in the United States and globally. [...]

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PV Research & Development Activities

PV Research & Development Activities Sandia targets its solar photovoltaic (PV) research efforts toward removing barriers to wide-scale deployment of PV technologies in the U.S. electricity sector. Our research results in tools and methods to accurately predict PV plant performance, and in parameters for deploying PV systems on the grid in a safe, reliable, and [...]

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Concentrating Solar Power (CSP)

Offering 50% cost match for collaborative CSP Technology Development Proposals We are seeking proposals from commercial partners who would like to invest in developing new solar thermal technologies and/or validating technological concepts using Sandia’s expertise and infrastructure, including the National Solar Thermal Test Facility. Areas of possible collaboration include, but are not limited to, [...]

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Numerical Manufacturing And Design Tool (NuMAD)

NuMAD (Numerical Manufacturing And Design) is an open-source software tool written in Matlab which simplifies the process of creating a three-dimensional model of a wind turbine blade. The graphical, user-friendly tool manages all blade information including airfoils, materials, and material placement. NuMAD uses the blade information to generate input files for other tools: The ANSYS® [...]

By |April 5th, 2011|Comments Off on Numerical Manufacturing And Design Tool (NuMAD)