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Vince Tidwell provides testimony to Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

by Michael Padilla Vince Tidwell, from Sandia’s water program, provided testimony in front of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology in Washington, D.C., on March 7. Vince focused his testimony on the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) energy-water nexus research and development efforts. “This energy-water nexus is a complex system that [...]

By | 2019-04-09T17:57:18+00:00 April 9th, 2019|News, News & Events|Comments Off on Vince Tidwell provides testimony to Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

DOE officials learn about Sandia cyber and energy programs

By Michael Padilla Department of Energy officials visited Sandia/California on Tuesday, March 5, to learn about the Labs’ cyber and energy programs. Andy McIlroy, right, and Sarah Allendorf , left, deputy director of Chemical Sciences, lead a tour of Sandia’s Combustion Research Facility. (Photo by Randy Wong) The three officials included Karen Evans, [...]

By | 2019-03-06T15:37:45+00:00 March 6th, 2019|Energy, News, Partnership|Comments Off on DOE officials learn about Sandia cyber and energy programs

New Lab Offers Mobile, Specialized Testing for Wave Energy Converter Power Take-Off Systems

A new facility at Sandia National Labs offers mobile, specialized testing for systems that produce power from wave energy. The Sandia Wave Energy Power Take-Off (SWEPT) Lab tests wave energy converter (WEC) power take-off (PTO) systems. WECs are unique because they convert the oscillatory mechanical energy from ocean waves to generate electricity. This makes them [...]

By | 2019-02-13T16:49:08+00:00 February 13th, 2019|Facilities, National Solar Thermal Test Facility, News, News & Events, Water Power|Comments Off on New Lab Offers Mobile, Specialized Testing for Wave Energy Converter Power Take-Off Systems

Register today: forum highlights the future of safe, resilient energy storage systems

On March 6-8, the 2019 Energy Storage Systems Safety & Reliability Forum will convene to discuss the current state of energy storage systems’ safety and reliability (ESS-SR) and mitigation strategies to improve all levels of system safety and reliability. This open forum assembles a diverse mix of speakers from industry, universities, national laboratories, and government agencies [...]

By | 2019-02-06T20:48:22+00:00 February 5th, 2019|Energy Storage, Energy Storage Systems, Events, News, News & Events|Comments Off on Register today: forum highlights the future of safe, resilient energy storage systems

2019 Frontiers in Resilience Symposium

An interactive, two-day event convenes thought leaders, practitioners to focus on the role of communication, coordination, and collaboration for critical infrastructure resilience. Sandia National Laboratories and George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government, along with its Center for Energy Science and Policy and Centers on the Public Service, will host their annual Frontiers [...]

By | 2019-02-06T20:46:46+00:00 January 4th, 2019|News & Events, Partnership, Seminars & Conferences, Workshops|Comments Off on 2019 Frontiers in Resilience Symposium

Sandia helps provide water data for secure energy supply

Water availability data helps operators of thermoelectric power plants ensure a stable supply of energy, despite uncertainties. “We’re looking at the whole energy infrastructure and considering the risk water availability imposes on the system and how we can grow the system in a way that is more robust to uncertainties in the water system,” [...]

By | 2019-02-06T20:48:08+00:00 December 19th, 2018|Energy, Energy-Water Nexus, News, News & Events, Water Security|Comments Off on Sandia helps provide water data for secure energy supply

Sandia’s Combustion Research Facility announces 2018 Awards

By Michael Padilla The Combustion Research Facility recognized six researchers with three of its highest honors at the 2018 CRF Award Ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 6. Hope Michelsen and Paul Schrader received the O.W. Adams Award. Rainer Dahms, Lyle Pickett, and Scott Skeen were the recipients of the E. K. Bastress Award. Brian Patterson received [...]

By | 2019-02-06T20:47:57+00:00 December 17th, 2018|Facilities, News, News & Events|Comments Off on Sandia’s Combustion Research Facility announces 2018 Awards

Kenneth Armijo receives UNM Zia Award

By Kristen Meub Sandia mechanical engineer Kenneth Armijo, who leads bilingual family science events by night and researches solar energy and assists small businesses by day, has received the prestigious Zia Award from his alma mater, the University of New Mexico. “I feel pretty honored to get the award,” Kenneth said. “It’s pretty special in [...]

By | 2018-11-12T21:53:01+00:00 November 12th, 2018|News, News & Events|Comments Off on Kenneth Armijo receives UNM Zia Award

Advanced CSP Collector Testing to take place at National Solar Thermal Test Facility

Also known as collectors, heliostats are large arrays of mirrors which collect and focus sunlight. In a concentrating solar power plant, the collectors focus sunlight on a centralized receiver. The receiver captures the heat, where it can be stored and used to produce power on demand. The unique capabilities and testing expertise of [...]

By | 2018-10-29T22:11:34+00:00 October 29th, 2018|News, Partnership, Renewable Energy, Solar|Comments Off on Advanced CSP Collector Testing to take place at National Solar Thermal Test Facility

Initial Release of QuESt: Optimizing Energy Storage

QuESt, a Python-based, open source energy storage software suite, has been released by the Sandia energy storage software tool team that developed it. QuEST is an open source, Python-based software application suite for energy storage simulation and analysis. It is designed to give users access to models and analysis for energy storage used and developed [...]

By | 2018-10-15T19:01:40+00:00 October 15th, 2018|Energy, Energy Storage, Energy Storage Systems, News|Comments Off on Initial Release of QuESt: Optimizing Energy Storage