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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

Fundamentals of Microgrid Analysis and Design Workshop Coming to the U.S. Virgin Islands

In October, Sandia National Laboratories will present two workshops on energy assurance and advanced microgrid design. The workshops, based on Sandia’s Energy Assurance and Advanced Microgrid Conceptual Design Course, will include background information, technical discussion, and working example problems, including specific examples related to the U.S. Virgin Islands. There will be two sessions available – [...]

By | 2018-10-16T23:23:07+00:00 October 2nd, 2018|Energy, Grid Integration, News & Events, Research & Capabilities|Comments Off on Fundamentals of Microgrid Analysis and Design Workshop Coming to the U.S. Virgin Islands

Sandia researchers crack the code to soot formation

By Michael Padilla The longstanding mystery of soot formation, which combustion scientists have been trying to explain for decades, appears to be finally solved, thanks to research led by Sandia National Laboratories. Soot is ubiquitous and has large detrimental effects on human health, agriculture, energy-consumption efficiency, climate and air quality. Responsible for significantly increased rates [...]

By | 2018-09-19T22:26:58+00:00 September 19th, 2018|CRF, Energy, News, Office of Science, Partnership, Research & Capabilities|Comments Off on Sandia researchers crack the code to soot formation

Hydrogen Fueling Stations for Urban Sites Workshop

Registration is closing soon for the Hydrogen Fueling Stations for Urban Sites Workshop. RSVP by August 23rd to reserve your seat and ensure site access to attend. About the Workshop Hosted in Livermore, California by Sandia National Laboratories and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the Hydrogen Fueling Stations for Urban Sites Workshop will take place Thursday, September [...]

By | 2018-08-20T18:29:12+00:00 August 20th, 2018|Energy, News & Events, Partnership|Comments Off on Hydrogen Fueling Stations for Urban Sites Workshop

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

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

Fuel Cell Industry Report released

Fuel Cell Industry Report released The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a detailed report documenting growth and opportunities in the fuel cell industry. As shown in the report, hydrogen and fuel cells can enable a more resilient and secure energy future for the United States and offer benefits across multiple sectors. The report’s release coincided [...]

By | 2017-10-17T17:20:23+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Energy, News, News & Events|Comments Off on Fuel Cell Industry Report released

Commercializing Technology: 5 Projects with big impacts for Energy

Sandia has been awarded 5 Technology Commercialization Fund projects.  The projects focus on moving laboratory-developed technology to the marketplace through partnerships with industry. Sandia’s awards are in a variety of technology areas including advanced manufacturing, geoscience, carbon capture, nuclear energy, and energy storage. The projects will deliver a variety of impactful technologies and improvements. For [...]

By | 2017-09-18T17:36:25+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Energy, News, Partnership, Research & Capabilities|Comments Off on Commercializing Technology: 5 Projects with big impacts for Energy

Modeling Tools, Control Strategies, and Improved Weather Forecasting Enable More Renewables on the Grid

Transitioning to a renewables-intensive future, a goal supported by many US states, presents numerous technical challenges. Distributed energy resources (DER), such as solar and wind, have variable power outputs that can impact grid performance and complicate utility operations. To enable greater deployment of DER requires an assembly of technical approaches and solutions, ranging from new [...]

By | 2017-07-24T19:57:40+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Distribution Grid Integration, Energy, Grid Integration, Infrastructure Security, News, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, Solar Newsletter|Comments Off on Modeling Tools, Control Strategies, and Improved Weather Forecasting Enable More Renewables on the Grid

Sandia Testifies in Cordova, Alaska Hearing about Microgrids

Abraham Ellis, manager of Sandia’s Photovoltaic and Distributed Systems Integration Department, testified last week on microgrid technologies before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee at a field hearing in Cordova, Alaska. During the hearing, Ellis provided a perspective on microgrids and hybrid systems. Alaska is home to many remote microgrids. For example, Sandia is [...]

By | 2017-07-25T21:14:06+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Distribution Grid Integration, Energy, Energy Storage, Energy Storage Systems, Grid Integration, Infrastructure Security, News|Comments Off on Sandia Testifies in Cordova, Alaska Hearing about Microgrids