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CFD Code Increases Accuracy of Turbine Wake Simulation

Computer modeling of interactions between wind turbine, wind turbulence, and wake behind the turbine hold potential for future wind plant simulations Wind turbine velocities modeled with Nalu-Wind. Photo credit: Matt Barone, Stefan Domino, and Chris Bruner (Sandia National Laboratories). Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are using [...]

By | 2019-05-20T15:55:38+00:00 May 20th, 2019|Energy, News, Renewable Energy, Wind News|Comments Off on CFD Code Increases Accuracy of Turbine Wake Simulation

Sandia leader recognized for STEM mentoring

By Luke Frank Amy Halloran, senior manager in renewable energy, was recently honored with the annual Women in Technology award by the New Mexico Technology Council. The council gives the award annually to outstanding women making a difference in science, technology, engineering and math fields in the state. Amy, who has a master’s in civil [...]

By | 2019-05-08T16:53:49+00:00 May 8th, 2019|Energy, News, News & Events, Partnership, Renewable Energy|Comments Off on Sandia leader recognized for STEM mentoring

It’s official: pvlib-python designated a NumFOCUS affiliated project

pvlib-python is officially a NumFOCUS affiliated project. The non-profit organization NumFOCUS promotes sustainable, high-quality, open source code for reproducible scientific research. NumFOCUS recently bestowed the mark of quality on pvlib-python, placing the software in heady company with SciPy and Statsmodels, both go-to libraries for python code for scientific and statistical computation. Originally developed at Sandia [...]

By | 2019-05-07T15:10:44+00:00 May 7th, 2019|Energy, News, Partnership, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, Solar|Comments Off on It’s official: pvlib-python designated a NumFOCUS affiliated project

MOU launches collaboration to study photovoltaic performance and reliability worldwide

By Kelly Sullivan An international community of research institutions, led by Sandia National Laboratories and committed to sharing high-fidelity data to advance photovoltaic (PV) research and expand solar markets, will celebrate the signing of its Memorandum of Understanding at a face-to-face meeting in Munich, Germany, on May 14th. Called the Photo-Voltaic Collaborative to Advance Multiclimate [...]

By | 2019-05-06T20:44:14+00:00 May 2nd, 2019|Energy, Global Climate & Energy, Global Climate & Energy, News, News & Events, Partnership, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, Solar|Comments Off on MOU launches collaboration to study photovoltaic performance and reliability worldwide

NM Legislature honors Sandia serial innovators

Stan Atcitty and Hongyou Fan received recognition from the New Mexico Legislature recently for their distinguished achievements as serial innovators. Rep. Abbas Akhil invited the Sandia pair to receive certificates of recognition on the floor of the House of Representatives and meet with Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. Stan is a member of the Navajo Nation [...]

By | 2019-04-22T21:10:20+00:00 April 22nd, 2019|Energy, Energy Storage, Energy Storage Systems, News, News & Events|Comments Off on NM Legislature honors Sandia serial innovators

Sandia founding member of Center for Hydrogen Safety

Sandia is a founding member of the Center for Hydrogen Safety (CHS), a global-oriented nonprofit dedicated to promoting hydrogen safety and best practices worldwide. (Photo courtesy of CHS) By Sarah Johnson On April 2, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), in partnership with the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory [...]

By | 2019-04-15T19:44:50+00:00 April 11th, 2019|Energy, News, News & Events, Partnership|Comments Off on Sandia founding member of Center for Hydrogen Safety

Waterpower Week April 1–3, 2019

Sandia researchers to present during Waterpower Week Sandia’s waterpower researchers will participate in the 2019 Waterpower Week to discuss the issues impacting the water power and materials industries. Waterpower Week includes three conferences: NHA’s Annual Conference, International Marine Renewable Energy Conference (IMREC), and Marine Energy Technology Symposium (METS). The event highlights perspectives on the challenges [...]

By | 2019-03-29T22:00:58+00:00 March 28th, 2019|Energy, News, News & Events, Water Power|Comments Off on Waterpower Week April 1–3, 2019

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

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

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