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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). 2016 Papers and Publications J. Peppanen, M. J. Reno, Robert J. Broderick and S. Grijalva, "Distribution System Model Calibration with Big Data from AMI and PV Inverters", in IEEE Transactions [...]

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Wind Energy Workshops

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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, [...]

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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)

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Water Power Personnel

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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 [...]

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Wind Energy Staff

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