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Successful testing of Sandia Labs’ Wave Energy Converter (WEC) system

Sandia National Laboratories successfully completed testing of its advanced wave energy converter (WEC) system for its customer, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wind and Water Power Technology Office. In partnership with the U.S. Navy, Sandia conducted the tests at the maneuvering and sea-keeping (MASK) basin at the Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Carderock Division (NSWCCD) in Bethesda, [...]

By |May 13th, 2016|News, Partnership, Water Power|Comments Off on Successful testing of Sandia Labs’ Wave Energy Converter (WEC) system

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: Developing tools for identifying and mitigating environmental risks Providing data to accelerate permitting [...]

By |March 22nd, 2011|Comments Off on Market Acceleration & Deployment

Water Power

Developing tools for optimizing the U.S. hydropower fleet's performance with minimal environmental impact. Improving the power performance and reliability of marine hydrokinetic technologies. Addressing barriers to development, deployment, and evaluation of marine hydrokinetic devices. Characterizing wave energy resources for improved test siting and device deployment. This newsletter highlights key [...]

By |January 27th, 2011|Comments Off on Water Power