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Explore the Electric Grid of the Future

August 10th is the deadline to register for The Grid of the Future Workshop hosted by Sandia National Laboratories on August 22, 2018, in Albuquerque, NM. This one-day workshop will gather experts from various fields to explore the electric power grid of the future, with an emphasis on improving resilience 21st and 22nd centuries. We’ll [...]

By | 2018-08-03T15:38:50+00:00 August 3rd, 2018|Grid Integration, Infrastructure Security, News & Events, Workshops|Comments Off on Explore the Electric Grid of the Future

Grid Modernization Initiative 2018 Peer Review

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Grid Modernization Initiative (GMI) is holding a peer review on September 4–7, 2018, at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel in Arlington, Virginia. Registration is now open and free of charge. During the event, a portfolio of grid modernization activities across 13 programs will be reviewed, including 7 recently awarded Resilient Distribution [...]

By | 2018-06-19T22:35:05+00:00 June 19th, 2018|News, Partnership|Comments Off on Grid Modernization Initiative 2018 Peer Review

Energy Projects to Develop Technologies for Reliable and Cost-Effective Marine Energy

Sandia will team on two of six recently announced projects to develop technologies for generating reliable and cost-effective electricity from U.S. water resources. One project will investigate the design of high-deflection turbine blades and the other aims to improve and optimize Oscilla Power, Inc.’s linear hybrid drivetrain technology. Both address technology development challenges for marine [...]

By | 2018-06-12T16:58:48+00:00 June 12th, 2018|Energy, News, Partnership, Water Power|Comments Off on Energy Projects to Develop Technologies for Reliable and Cost-Effective Marine Energy

Register Today for the 2018 Sandia Blade Workshop

In 2004, the first Sandia Blade Workshop was held in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The average diameter of a rotor was 74 meters with just over 6 gigawatts of total installed wind capacity. Approaching 2018, the average rotor diameter has grown to over 108 meters with 85 gigawatts installed. The technology concepts proposed in 2004 are [...]

By | 2018-07-09T17:09:13+00:00 June 8th, 2018|News, News & Events, Partnership|Comments Off on Register Today for the 2018 Sandia Blade Workshop

Sandia Joins Internationally Renowned Scientists, National Labs to Discuss Energy and Security in the Arctic

Could energy and security challenges in the Arctic help solve energy or security concerns nationwide? That is one of many questions that will be explored by international scientists, national labs, government agencies, and Arctic stakeholders on May 30-31 at Alaska National Lab Day. Held at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the event aims in part [...]

By | 2018-05-29T16:08:37+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Energy, News & Events, Partnership, Renewable Energy, Research & Capabilities|Comments Off on Sandia Joins Internationally Renowned Scientists, National Labs to Discuss Energy and Security in the Arctic

Sandia’s High-Temperature Falling-Particle Receiver Among Next Generation Concentrating Solar Power Technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office has awarded $72 million to projects advancing high-temperature concentrating solar power systems, including the falling-particle receiver system developed collaboratively at Sandia. Sandia’s continuously recirculating high-temperature falling-particle receiver is one of three concentrating solar power projects funded to advance high-temperature concentrating solar power (CSP) systems through the [...]

By | 2018-05-16T22:19:03+00:00 May 16th, 2018|News & Events, Partnership, Renewable Energy, Solar|Comments Off on Sandia’s High-Temperature Falling-Particle Receiver Among Next Generation Concentrating Solar Power Technologies

John Dec Applauded on International Stage

John Dec, senior scientist at Sandia's Combustion Research Facility,  has been selected as one of the 2018 SAE Lloyd L. Withrow Distinguished Speaker Award recipients. This honor is given to speakers at SAE meetings who have received the Oral Presentation Award more than twice. The award was presented in conjunction with the Annual SAE Business meeting [...]

By | 2018-04-25T16:18:38+00:00 April 25th, 2018|News|Comments Off on John Dec Applauded on International Stage

Co-Optima Report Focuses on Strengths of Nation’s Energy Resources and Existing Infrastructure

The United States could increase its domestic fuel supplies by 25 billion gallons per year while leveraging the nation’s existing $1 trillion fuel infrastructure according to a Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines (Co-Optima) report released this week. The FY17 Year in Review describes recent advances including identification of key properties for new fuels, assessment of [...]

By | 2018-04-25T15:38:32+00:00 April 18th, 2018|News, News & Events, Research & Capabilities|Comments Off on Co-Optima Report Focuses on Strengths of Nation’s Energy Resources and Existing Infrastructure

Open Source Software for Sensor Placement Optimization Available for Download

CHAMA, the Sandia-developed Python package which can optimize sensor placement, is now available for download. Continuous or regularly scheduled monitoring can quickly identify changes in the environment. However, even with low-cost sensors, only a limited number of sensors can be deployed. The physical placement of deployed sensors, sensor technology, and operating conditions, can significantly impact [...]

By | 2018-10-01T15:34:30+00:00 March 21st, 2018|News, Research & Capabilities|Comments Off on Open Source Software for Sensor Placement Optimization Available for Download

Tower Illuminance Model Investigates Glare and Avian-Flux Hazards at CSP Towers

Solar glare reflections and avian solar-flux hazards are an important concern for concentrating solar installations. Reflected sunlight from “standby” heliostats has been noted by pilots as potentially hazardous, and reports of birds being singed by concentrated sunlight has created concern. A new software application, the Tower Illuminance Model (“TIM”), has been developed to investigate glare [...]

By | 2018-02-27T20:19:33+00:00 February 27th, 2018|Renewable Energy, Research & Capabilities, Solar|Comments Off on Tower Illuminance Model Investigates Glare and Avian-Flux Hazards at CSP Towers