A team from Sandia’s Wind Energy Technologies department recently briefed Lieutenant General Frank Klotz, the DOE Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and Administrator for the NNSA (National Nuclear Security Administration).  The briefing covered Sandia’s offshore wind research and development, the leveraging of Sandia’s nuclear weapons capabilities to address wind energy challenges, and a summary of present wind energy R&D activities.

Additional details regarding the NNSA Administrator’s visit can be found in this Sandia Lab News article.  Of particular interest to the NNSA chief was Sandia’s recently announced work on a new 50 MW extreme-scale turbine concept, funded by ARPA-E, the Advanced Research Projects Agency—Energy.