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Drilling Technology

Advanced Bit Technology Sandia's drilling program has traditionally focused on geothermal drilling, which is challenging because the formations are hot, hard, abrasive, corrosive and often fractured. Most of Sandia's geothermal technology also has application to oil and gas drilling. As a national laboratory, Sandia's drilling research plays a vital role in support of various defense [...]

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Photovoltaic (PV) research at Sandia focuses on developing and improving 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. [...]

By | April 14th, 2011|Comments Off on Microsystems Enabled Photovoltaics (MEPV)

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, [...]

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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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | April 4th, 2011|Comments Off on Central Receiver Test Facility

Wind Energy Staff

Dave Minster - Department Manager Technical Staff Jonathan Berg, MSME—SWiFT Controls Engineer 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 Timothy Crawford—SWiFT Site Lead Test facility operations Program management Experiment execution Brandon [...]

By | March 24th, 2011|Comments Off on Wind Energy Staff