Water Power

SNL-SWAN (Sandia National Laboratories – Simulating WAves Nearshore)

SNL-SWAN Version 1.0 Download Available Here.
SNL-SWAN (Sandia National Laboratories – Simulating WAves Nearshore) is an open source wave energy converter (WEC) array simulation tool. The code is a modification of the open source code, SWAN (Simulating WAves Nearshore) developed by TU Delft. The SNL-SWAN code includes the addition of a WEC Module which improves how […]

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WEC-Sim (Wave Energy Converter SIMulator)

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Reference Model Project (RMP)

The Reference Model Project (RMP), sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), was a partnered effort to develop open-source marine hydrokinetic (MHK) point designs as reference models (RMs) to benchmark MHK technology performance and costs, and an open-source methodology for design and analysis of MHK technologies, including models for estimating their capital costs, operational […]

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Wind & Water Power Newsletter

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Bernadette Hernandez-Sanchez

Bernadette A. Hernandez-Sanchez is the project lead for the Advanced Materials Program and DOE’s Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Database (MHTDB). The Advanced Materials Program focuses on understanding the properties and performance of materials and coatings being investigated for potential marine hydrokinetic (MHK) and ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) technologies as well as developing novel anti-biofouling […]

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Sandia Adds Water Power to Clean Energy Research Portfolio

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Sandia National Laboratories will receive more than $9 million over three years from a Department of Energy competitive laboratory solicitation for the development of advanced water power technologies.
Sandia, through a partnership with several national laboratories and academic institutions, will lead two of the four topic areas awarded under […]

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Water Power Personnel

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Conventional Water Power: Market Acceleration

Hydropower resources currently play a significant role in meeting power system grid service requirements. However, the vast complex system of hydro resources warrants investigation into the opportunities for more efficiency operation, grid services provision, and expansion of hydro facilities, understanding that the hydro system facilities were originally created with a simpler vision. ORNL will examine […]

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Conventional Water Power: Technology Development

The total installed capacity of conventional hydropower in the United States is approximately 77 GW and that capacity generates 220 to 350 TWh of annually. In addition, 20 GW of pumped-storage hydropower projects are in operation.

Hydropower is currently the largest source of renewable electricity in the U.S., but its share has been falling in […]

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Marine Hydrokinetics Technology: Reference Model Development

Sandia National Laboratories is leading development efforts for marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) reference models. This will include developing reference models for wave, tidal, and river in-stream devices for full systems and at the component and resource levels. To proceed in the most efficient manner in terms of cost and technological progress, we anticipate partnerships with […]

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