wind energy

Sandia Pilot Program to Assist Small Clean-Energy Companies

The DOE chose Sandia as one of five leads in a pilot that will give small, clean-energy companies access to national laboratory expertise and resources. Sandia will receive $2.75M of DOE’s $20M investment to launch the voucher pilot for small business assistance and collaborative research. “Our pilot, which we’ve named Tech Assist Green (TAG), unites […]

Navy/Marine Engineering Command Visits Sandia

Steven Chung, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest (NAVFAC SW),1 Dwight Deakin, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR),2 Melanie Anderson (NAVAIR PAX River), and David Weir, Marine Corps Installations–West (MCIWEST-MCB Camp Pendleton)3 visited Sandia June 24–25 to discuss several renewable energy/related topics:

wind-turbine/radar interaction,
photovoltaics (PV), and
cybersecurity as it relates to renewable energy.

They also discussed potential collaboration with Sandia […]

Partnership Opportunities

Resources:

Steps to Commercialization
Sandia’s Technology Partnership website
Partnerships for Business, Industry and Nonprofits
Download the Partnerships Brochure

 A non-exhaustive list of test opportunities are:

Rotors and blades

New rotor blades/reference testing
Minimal time and cost is required to exchange rotor blades. Other SWiFT turbines can serve as reference turbines and/or provide upwind turbulence interaction for wind farm study.
Advanced technology
Active load control or […]

By |May 21st, 2013|Comments Off on Partnership Opportunities

About the Facility

Test-Bed Wind Turbines Allow Facility Flexibility While Providing Reliable Data in Many Regimes
SWiFT will initially consist of three research-scale wind turbines (modified Vestas V27s) with the first two turbines spaced three diameters apart, perpendicular to the oncoming wind, and the third turbine five diameters downwind. (The turbines form a 3-, 5-, and 6-rotor-diameter-length triangle.) The site […]

By |May 21st, 2013|Comments Off on About the Facility

SMART Rotor Video

By |September 17th, 2012|Comments Off on SMART Rotor Video

A Model for the Nation: Promoting Education and Innovation in Vermont’s Electricity Sector

We are pleased to announce the publication of “A Model for the Nation: Promoting Education and Innovation in Vermont’s Electricity Sector,” a 70-page report summarizing the activities and outcomes of our Vermont-Sandia partnership’s initial year.

This document speaks to the broad collaborative effort involved, to the strong and enduring partnership, now formally known as the Center […]

By |May 8th, 2012|Climate, Customers & Partners, Energy, Energy Surety, Infrastructure Security, News, Partnership, Photovoltaic, Publications, Renewable Energy, Solar, Wind Energy|Comments Off on A Model for the Nation: Promoting Education and Innovation in Vermont’s Electricity Sector

Research and Innovation in U.S. Wind Won’t Die with Expiration of Federal Production Tax Credit

While one might be tempted by headlines to assume that wind-energy-related activity in the U.S. will come to a screeching halt at the end of the year, with the seemingly almost certain expiration of the federal production tax credit, that temptation would lead you astray.

At least, that was the suggestion that grew out of a […]

By |April 3rd, 2012|Energy, News, News & Events, Renewable Energy, Wind Energy|Comments Off on Research and Innovation in U.S. Wind Won’t Die with Expiration of Federal Production Tax Credit

Wind Plant Optimization

By |January 17th, 2012|Comments Off on Wind Plant Optimization

Wind Energy Manufacturing Lab Helps Engineers Improve Wind Power

Researchers at the Wind Energy Manufacturing Laboratory—a joint effort of researchers from TPI Composites, a Scottsdale, Arizona-based company that operates a turbine blade factory in Newton, and Sandia National Laboratories, and located at Iowa State University—used laser readings to calculate how dozens of the layers would fit and flow over the curves of a mold […]

By |November 15th, 2011|Energy, News, Partnership, Renewable Energy, Wind Energy|0 Comments

Offshore Wind RD&D: Large Offshore Rotor Development

Overview
Sandia National Laboratories Wind Energy Technologies Department, creates and evaluates innovative large blade concepts for horizontal axis wind turbines to promote designs that are more efficient aerodynamically, structurally, and economically. Recent work has focused on the development of a 100-meter blade for a 13.2 MW horizontal axis wind turbine, a blade which is significantly […]

By |November 7th, 2011|Comments Off on Offshore Wind RD&D: Large Offshore Rotor Development