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Drilling Technology

Geothermal Energy & Drilling Technology Geothermal energy is an abundant energy resource that comes from tapping the natural heat of molten rock deep beneath the Earth's surface. Geothermal energy is a vast energy resource thousands of times greater than the world's oil reserves. This energy resource would last millennia at the current rate of consumption. [...]

By | 2017-11-03T16:53:12+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Comments Off on Drilling Technology


Photovoltaics Focused on developing cost-effective, reliable photovoltaic energy systems and accelerating the integration of PV technology in the United States and globally. Research Areas PV Performance and Reliability Grid Integration Materials & Fabrication Balance of Systems and Soft Costs R&D Facilities Photovoltaic Systems Evaluation Lab [...]

By | 2018-05-21T19:44:35+00:00 April 20th, 2011|Comments Off on Photovoltaics

Concentrating Solar Power (CSP)

The Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) program conducts research to reduce costs and identify opportunities for improvement of CSP technologies, advance understanding of CSP system behavior, increase efficiency and capacity for baseload CSP applications, and reduce risk for CSP technologies and increased levels of concentrating solar power in the transmission grid. The program also [...]

By | 2018-05-17T14:08:41+00:00 April 13th, 2011|Comments Off on Concentrating Solar Power (CSP)

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 [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:47:37+00:00 April 5th, 2011|Comments Off on Numerical Manufacturing And Design Tool (NuMAD)

Water Power Personnel

Peter H. Kobos, Ph.D. - Department Manager Technical Staff Giorgio Bacelli, Ph.D.—Dynamics & Control Engineer Systems dynamics, control and estimation Modeling & system identification Instrumentation & data acquisition Diana Bull, M.S.—Wave Energy Specialist Systems analysis Performance modeling Experimental testing Chris Chartrand, M.S.—Numerical Analyst & Developer Computational fluid dynamics Numerical [...]

By | 2018-01-15T22:40:36+00:00 April 4th, 2011|Comments Off on Water Power Personnel

Central Receiver Test Facility

Operated by Sandia National Laboratories for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Central Receiver Test Facility (CRTF) is a major location for developing technology to produce electricity from the heat of the sun's energy. This technology is expected to be commercially competitive with other energy sources. The primary goal of the CRTF is to [...]

By | 2015-06-22T20:34:45+00:00 April 4th, 2011|Comments Off on Central Receiver Test Facility

Wind Energy Staff

Geoffrey Klise - Department Manager Technical Staff Jonathan Berg, MSME—SWiFT Site Lead Mechanical-electrical-software System Integration Software & controller development System dynamics modelling  Joshua Bryant—SWiFT Mechanical Engineer Rotor Aerodynamic Design Data Acquisition System Design Numerical Simulation Development Benjamin Karlson, MSEE—Wind Energy Market Barrier Mitigation Researcher Power system modeling and [...]

By | 2018-04-20T15:21:52+00:00 March 24th, 2011|Comments Off on Wind Energy Staff

Market Acceleration & Deployment

Sandia's Water Power Technology program seeks to reduce the cost and time required to deploy marine hydrokinetic (MHK) devices. We utilize numerical modeling and  experiments to develop solutions to the concerns and needs of both developers and regulators. Our work includes: [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:47:37+00:00 March 22nd, 2011|Comments Off on Market Acceleration & Deployment

R&D Activities

The first step in a concentrating solar power system is to “collect” and focus the sunlight using a large array of mirrors, or collectors. Different configurations of mirrors can be used depending on the type of CSP technology being employed. CSP system technologies include dish, parabolic trough, linear Fresnel, and central receiver (power tower) systems. [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:47:38+00:00 March 3rd, 2011|Comments Off on R&D Activities