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New report offers best practice for transparent contract language of PV O&M agreements

With technical assistance from the PV industry, Sandia National Laboratories has identified both best-practice elements and gaps that must be addressed to improve communication of equipment operational states and failure modes for the benefit of all parties to a PV operations and maintenance services contract. Sandia’s new report, “A Best Practice for Developing Availability Guarantee [...]

By | 2015-12-10T18:34:35+00:00 December 7th, 2015|News, News & Events, Solar|0 Comments

Energy Across America: A Policy Discussion on Microgrid Technology

The Hill will host a discussion on the future of energy delivery on Thursday, December 3rd from 8-10am. Policymakers, researchers, and technology and energy industry experts will discuss the value of microgrids in the event of a natural disaster or homeland security threat, how microgrids allow for integration of alternative energy sources, and what policy and regulatory [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:47:50+00:00 November 24th, 2015|Microgrid, News, News & Events|0 Comments

Sandia’s Katrina Groth and Ethan Hecht win inaugural Robert Schefer Best Paper award

Sandia’s Katrina Groth and Ethan Hecht win inaugural Robert Schefer Best Paper award In October, Sandia National Laboratories scientists Katrina Groth and Ethan Hecht were recognized at the IA-HySafe International Conference on Hydrogen Safety (ICHS) with the inaugural Robert Schefer Best Paper award. The award honors the late Robert Schefer, formerly a researcher at Sandia’s [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:47:50+00:00 November 20th, 2015|CRF, News, News & Events|0 Comments

Sandia’s Energy & Climate Program wins R&D 100 awards

The annual R&D 100 Awards, also dubbed the “Oscars of Invention,” celebrate the world’s best applied technology resulting from research and development by industry, academia, and government-sponsored entities. Once again, Sandia National Laboratories has earned its place on the list of winners, this year with 3 of its 5 awards (see below) related to Energy [...]

4th PV Performance Modeling and Monitoring Workshop in Cologne, Germany, October 22-23, 2015

Approximately 220 solar energy experts from over 30 countries and four continents gathered for two days at the headquarters of TÜV Rheinland in Cologne Germany to discuss and share results related to predicting the performance and monitoring the output from solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. The workshop was divided into six topical sessions exploring advances in [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:47:52+00:00 November 10th, 2015|Modeling, News, Photovoltaic, Solar, Workshops|0 Comments

Jeff Koplow Awarded SunShot Innovation Fellowship

Jeff Koplow has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the Innovator in Residence Fellowship by the SunShot Initiative, a Department of Energy (DOE) enterprise to make solar energy fully cost-competitive with traditional energy sources by 2020. Jeff and his team will apply a multidisciplinary problem solving approach that they have successfully applied to many [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:47:54+00:00 October 23rd, 2015|News, Photovoltaic, Solar, SunShot, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Literature Survey of Crude Oil Properties Relevant to Handling and Fire Safety in Transport

The Department of Energy (DOE) is helping to develop an understanding of scientific questions associated with the production, treatment, and transportation of crude oils, including Bakken crude oil. To support this effort, the Department’s Sandia National Laboratory recently completed a report in cooperation with the Department of Transportation, Literature Survey of Crude Oil Properties Relevant to [...]

DOE OE Energy Storage Safety Strategic Plan Webinar Wednesday, Jan. 14

The DOE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability will host a webinar 2:30 p.m. EST Wednesday, Jan. 14, to discuss the newly released DOE OE Energy Storage Safety Strategic Plan. This strategic plan addresses the need for incident preparedness, scientifically based and standardized safety validation techniques, and safety documentation to inspire consumer, regulator, and [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:48:19+00:00 January 7th, 2015|EC, Energy, Energy Storage, Energy Storage Systems, Events, News, News & Events|Comments Off on DOE OE Energy Storage Safety Strategic Plan Webinar Wednesday, Jan. 14

CRF Summer Undergraduate Internship Opportunities – Apply by January 10, 2014

The Combustion Research Facility (CRF) is seeking undergraduate and community college interns for 10-week appointments in summer 2014. Interns will be paired with a CRF scientist to conduct experimental, computational, or modeling research related to CRF programs. Applicants must be U.S. citizens majoring in math, physical science, or engineering, with a minimum GPA of 3.2/4.0. [...]

By | 2013-12-04T18:54:52+00:00 December 4th, 2013|CRF, Energy, Facilities, News, News & Events, Office of Science, Research & Capabilities, Transportation Energy|Comments Off on CRF Summer Undergraduate Internship Opportunities – Apply by January 10, 2014

2013 Domenici Public Policy Conference: The Future of American Energy, Las Cruces, NM, September 18–19

Senator Pete V. Domenici 2013 Domenici Public Policy Conference: The Future of American Energy,  Las Cruces, NM, September 18–19 Marianne Walck, Director of Geoscience, Climate and Consequence Effect at Sandia National Laboratories presented on “Hydraulic Fracturing: Role of Government-Sponsored R&D.” Marianne's presentation was part of a session titled “Pros and Cons of Fracking.” The session was moderated [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:48:49+00:00 October 1st, 2013|Climate, EC, Events, News, News & Events, Seminars & Conferences, Workshops|Comments Off on 2013 Domenici Public Policy Conference: The Future of American Energy, Las Cruces, NM, September 18–19