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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 | 2019-02-20T20:59:16+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Climate, 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

Efficiency Merit Function for Spark Ignition Engines Published

The technical study, Efficiency Merit Function for Spark Ignition Engines, was among two studies recently released by the Department of Energy (DOE) Co‐Optimization of Fuels & Engines (Co‐Optima) initiative. The merit function is a mathematical model which quantifies the fuel efficiency potential associated with different fuel properties for boosted spark ignition engines. Sandia led the [...]

By | 2018-02-21T16:46:39+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Efficiency Merit Function for Spark Ignition Engines Published

PV Reliability Workshop Convenes Solar Technology Experts

The ninth annual PV Reliability Workshop will be held February 27 to March 1 in Lakewood Colorado, near the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) campus. The event, hosted by NREL in partnership with Sandia and Brookhaven National Laboratory, provides the opportunity for solar technology experts to share information towards improved PV module reliability. Improved reliability [...]

By | 2018-01-29T18:09:54+00:00 January 29th, 2018|News & Events, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, Solar|Comments Off on PV Reliability Workshop Convenes Solar Technology Experts