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Sandia’s NSTTF to test new particle receiver technology

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Technology Transitions has awarded $750,000 to Sandia National Laboratories to help test German Aerospace Center’s (DLR) Centrifugal Receiver (The CentRec). Image of The CentRec setup at the German Aerospace Center. Courtesy of © German Aerospace Center (DLR). “DLR has tested The CentRec at low power levels, [...]

By | 2020-09-16T18:39:49+00:00 September 16th, 2020|Facilities, News, Solar, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Sandia’s NSTTF to test new particle receiver technology

Sandia’s NSTTF facilitates ground-breaking experiments this summer

World’s first particle-to-supercritical CO2 heat-exchanger system and on-sun falling particle receiver connected to a supercritical CO2 loop testing to take place Heat exchanger installed in particle receiver assembly Sandia National Laboratories’ National Solar Thermal Test Facility (NSTTF) will host a number of “firsts” in 2020, including testing a particle-to-supercritical CO2 heat-exchanger system, and [...]

By | 2020-07-16T16:04:03+00:00 July 16th, 2020|Concentrating Solar Power, Energy, Energy Efficiency, National Solar Thermal Test Facility, News, News & Events, Nuclear Energy Systems Laboratory (NESL)/Brayton Lab, Solar, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Sandia’s NSTTF facilitates ground-breaking experiments this summer

New research finds power in techno-economic comparison of bifacial and tracking PV systems combinations

Two photovoltaic cell sides are better than one, especially when trailing the sun, according to a recent Joule journal article published by an international group of scientists, including Sandian Joshua S. Stein. The researchers’ techno-economic comparison of combinations of bifacial and tracking PV systems found that double-sided (bifacial) solar panels -- and single-axis tracking technology [...]

By | 2020-06-10T16:15:51+00:00 June 10th, 2020|News, News & Events, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar Newsletter|Comments Off on New research finds power in techno-economic comparison of bifacial and tracking PV systems combinations

FOSWEC testing helps validate open-source modeling code

Earlier this year, Sandia National Laboratories Water Power Technologies researchers successfully tested the Floating Oscillating Surge Wave Energy Device (FOSWEC). Testing took place at Oregon State University’s (OSU) Directional Wave Basin. Sandia had previously developed control design and testing methods for wave energy converters (WECs) based on experiments with a different device (the WaveBot). The [...]

By | 2020-07-10T15:48:32+00:00 June 9th, 2020|Energy, News, News & Events, Renewable Energy, Research & Capabilities, Uncategorized, Water Power, Workshops|Comments Off on FOSWEC testing helps validate open-source modeling code

Sandia Water Controls Workshop, Carderock Tour to coincide with upcoming ICOE conference

Recent success at the two-day Floating Oscillating Surge Wave Energy Device (FOSWEC) Workshop at Oregon State University has Sandia National Laboratories Water Power Technologies researchers energized to bring their Controls Workshop and Carderock Tour to the International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE 2020) this spring. Sandia National Labs researcher Dominic Forbush explaining the [...]

By | 2020-04-01T19:54:08+00:00 March 10th, 2020|Conferences, Events, Renewable Energy, Water Power|Comments Off on Sandia Water Controls Workshop, Carderock Tour to coincide with upcoming ICOE conference

Report: Can deployable wind turbines decrease reliance on liquid fuels during military and disaster response?

Sandia National Laboratories, Idaho National Laboratory and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory recently published a report assessing the opportunity for deployable wind energy systems to meet the energy needs of defense and disaster response activities. The report is the first public deliverable from the Defense and Disaster Deployable Turbine (DT3) project, funded through the distributed [...]

By | 2020-03-09T14:36:03+00:00 March 9th, 2020|Renewable Energy, Research & Capabilities, Uncategorized, Wind Energy, Wind News|Comments Off on Report: Can deployable wind turbines decrease reliance on liquid fuels during military and disaster response?

SunPower and Sandia partnership leads to demonstration of innovative new module technology

Representatives from SunPower Corporation, a leading US solar manufacturer and global competitor, recently visited Sandia National Laboratories to inspect the manufacturer’s experimental photovoltaic (PV) system at the New Mexico Regional Test Center (RTC), co-located with Sandia’s Photovoltaic Systems Evaluation Laboratory, or PSEL. Dr. Laurie Burnham, Scientist and Lead Investigator for the RTC project, organized the [...]

By | 2020-04-09T15:39:11+00:00 February 3rd, 2020|Facilities, News, News & Events, Photovoltaic, Photovoltaic Regional Testing Center (PV RTC), Photovoltaic Systems Evaluation Laboratory (PSEL), Renewable Energy, Research & Capabilities, Solar, Solar Newsletter|Comments Off on SunPower and Sandia partnership leads to demonstration of innovative new module technology

Sandia researchers identify commercial viability of carbon fiber composites for wind turbine blades

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Montana State University recently completed a two-year study demonstrating the commercial viability of cost-competitive carbon fiber composites selected for use in wind turbine blades. Sandia researcher Brandon Ennis will be among those presenting the final test results and project progress at the CompositesWorld 2019 Conference [...]

By | 2020-07-15T16:04:17+00:00 October 21st, 2019|Energy, Events, News, News & Events, Renewable Energy, Wind Energy, Wind News, Workshops|Comments Off on Sandia researchers identify commercial viability of carbon fiber composites for wind turbine blades