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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

Sandia researcher part of international team challenging scientists to reach Wind Energy potential

A new journal article published in Science, “Grand challenges in the science of wind energy,” invites researchers to confront certain challenges in hopes of driving innovation that will make wind energy the world’s primary source of low-cost electricity generation. Sandia National Laboratories’ Wind researcher Josh Paquette is part of the international team of scientists led by [...]

By | 2019-10-15T16:08:59+00:00 October 11th, 2019|Energy, Energy Efficiency, Global, News, Renewable Energy, Wind Energy, Wind News, Workshops|Comments Off on Sandia researcher part of international team challenging scientists to reach Wind Energy potential

2019 PV Systems Symposium begins May 14th

The 2019 PV Systems Symposium will take place Tuesday, May 14, 2019 through Thursday, May 16, 2019, at the Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town in Albuquerque, NM. The three-day workshop will explore the technical challenges and opportunities related to PV Systems and their Grid Integration, and is co-sponsored by Sandia National Laboratories, CFV Solar Test [...]

Toyota officials visit Sandia

Toyota officials visit Sandia Senior Toyota officials visited Sandia/California Jan. 13 to explore collaborative opportunities in engine, hydrogen, and automobile battery technology. The day’s agenda began with an overview of Sandia’s transportation research, including work on improving fuel economy and alternative automobile power sources. Tours of the engine and hydrogen labs rounded out the visit. [...]

By | 2017-03-03T20:15:17+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Energy Efficiency|Comments Off on Toyota officials visit Sandia

Hyundai executives visit Sandia

Hyundai executives visit Sandia Hyundai executives came to Sandia/California on Jan. 13 to learn more about the Laboratories’ research on ways to increase engine efficiency. In addition to Hyundai Senior VP Wootae Kim (pictured above), company Director Heung Chul Kim, Senior Manager Chulho Yu, and Senior Research Engineer Hwang Bok Lee were in attendance. The [...]

By | 2017-03-02T20:56:47+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Energy Efficiency|Comments Off on Hyundai executives visit Sandia

AM symposium

A new dawn for AM: Symposium focuses on additive manufacturing’s future   With some $20 million invested into more than 80 additive manufacturing (AM)-related research projects, Sandia’s commitment to additive manufacturing is clear. The challenge going forward is to synthesize the lessons from these disparate projects to realize the potential of this technology.   “We [...]

By | 2017-03-02T20:57:29+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Conferences, Energy, Energy Efficiency, News & Events, Uncategorized|Comments Off on AM symposium

Sandia Develops Phased-Array Sources Based on Nonlinear Metamaterial Nanocavities

The SH-generating quantum well layer (pink) and the beam-shaping split-ring metamaterial resonators (the “C”-shaped structures). The phase-coherent emission from individual resonators opens the door for many beam-shaping applications, some of which are presented in the insets. Each device type can be achieved via proper design of individual metamaterial resonators and their arrangement on the [...]

Sandia’s Energy Program Wins Two Federal Laboratory Consortium 2015 Awards

Sandia’s Energy Program has won two awards from the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer’s (FLC’s) Far West Region for its work to develop and commercialize innovative technologies. The FLC is a nationwide network of ~300 federal laboratories and centers that provides a forum to develop strategies and opportunities for linking laboratory mission technologies and [...]

Cummins Executives Visit Combustion Research Facility

CRF researcher Jeff Koplow, right, explains the Sandia Cooler to Cummins President and CEO Tom Linebarger, on left, and Vice President and CTO John Wall, middle. The pair learned about many Sandia innovations on their visit to the CRF. (Photo by Dino Vournas) Tom Linebarger, Cummins Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, and John [...]

Sandia Researchers Are First to Measure Thermoelectric Behavior of a Nanoporous Metal-Organic Framework

Thermoelectric devices convert heat to electricity and have no moving parts, making them extremely attractive for cooling and energy harvesting applications. Thermoelectric metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) could take these advantages a step further with improved performance, smaller size and flexible designs. MOFs have a crystalline structure that resembles molecular scaffolding, consisting of rigid organic molecules linked [...]