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2013 Wind Plant Reliability Workshop

The Sandia 2013 Wind Plant Reliability Workshop will be held August 13-14, 2013 at the Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown, Albuquerque, NM, USA.    • Tuesday, August 13, 8:00am-5:00pm    • Wednesday, August 14, 8:00am-5:00pm Early workshop check-in will be available on Monday, August 12, 6:00pm-8:00pm. Attendees can also check-in during the continental breakfast, starting at 7:00am, each morning. [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:47:28+00:00 April 4th, 2013|Comments Off on 2013 Wind Plant Reliability Workshop

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 [...]

By | 2017-03-28T20:25:05+00:00 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

Designing a Better Wind Turbine

[singlepic id=635 w=320 h=240 float=right]ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Researchers with Sandia National Laboratories and Purdue University are using sensors and computational software to help design a better wind turbine. The sensors are being placed on experimental turbines in Bushland, Texas, to provide enhanced capabilities to monitor and control the wind turbines. A team from both institutions [...]

By | 2011-05-18T10:44:43+00:00 May 18th, 2011|Energy, News, Renewable Energy, Wind Energy|Comments Off on Designing a Better Wind Turbine

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 | 2016-12-02T18:47:37+00:00 April 5th, 2011|Comments Off on Numerical Manufacturing And Design Tool (NuMAD)

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 | 2017-01-27T20:53:15+00:00 March 24th, 2011|Comments Off on Wind Energy Staff

Wind Energy

Advancing rotor technology to capture more energy, more reliably, with relatively lower system loads—all at a lower end cost. Enabling rapid, cost-effective research to improve wind plant performance and advance technology. Improving wind-turbine blade manufacturing quality and determining the most cost-effective methods to mitigate environmental damage. Investigating both wind turbines and radars for [...]

By | 2017-06-01T22:19:35+00:00 November 10th, 2010|Comments Off on Wind Energy