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Sandians Participate in 46th Annual American Geophysical Union (AGU) Conference

Fifty-six Sandians from ten Centers joined more than 22,000 geoscience professionals, students, and academics at the December AGU Fall Meeting. Sandia staff chaired multiple technical sessions and gave dozens of presentations on topics ranging from improved climate models to performance models for underground waste storage to 3D printing and digital rock physics. Marianne Walck (Director [...]

Recent Sandia Secure, Scalable Microgrid Advanced Controls Research Accomplishments

A recently completed Grand Challenge Laboratory-Directed Research and Development project resulted in a secure, scalable microgrid (SSM) research facility that is actively engaged in developing technologies to solve many of the nation’s most complex challenges in satisfying its electric energy needs. Initial focus has been on enabling resilient and reliable performance when incorporating high penetration [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:48:16+00:00 March 3rd, 2015|Capabilities, Distribution Grid Integration, Energy, Energy Storage, Energy Storage Systems, Energy Surety, Grid Integration, Infrastructure Security, Microgrid, Modeling & Analysis, News, News & Events, Renewable Energy, Research & Capabilities, SMART Grid, Systems Engineering|Comments Off on Recent Sandia Secure, Scalable Microgrid Advanced Controls Research Accomplishments

Storing Hydrogen Underground Could Boost Transportation, Energy Security

Large-scale storage of low-pressure, gaseous hydrogen in salt caverns and other underground sites for transportation fuel and grid-scale energy applications offers several advantages over above-ground storage, says a recent Sandia study sponsored by the DOE Fuel Cell Technologies Office. Geologic storage of hydrogen gas could make it possible to produce and distribute large quantities of [...]

Two Sandia Leaders Elected American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellows

Gil Herrera, director of Sandia’s Microsystems Science, Technology, and Components Center and a recently elected AAAS Fellow. Gil Herrera (Director of Sandia’s Microsystems Science, Technology, and Components Center and head of Sandia’s Microsystems and Engineering Sciences Applications [MESA] complex) and Steve Rottler (Vice President of Sandia’s California laboratory and leader of the Labs’ [...]

By | 2017-01-25T20:02:11+00:00 December 15th, 2014|Climate, Energy, Infrastructure Security, Materials Science, News, News & Events, Research & Capabilities|Comments Off on Two Sandia Leaders Elected American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellows

Evaluating Powerful Batteries for Modular Electric Grid Energy Storage

Sandia has begun lab-based characterization of TransPower’s GridSaver, the largest grid energy storage (ES) system analyzed at Sandia’s Energy Storage Test Pad. Project lead David Rosewater (in Sandia’s Energy Storage Technology and Systems Dept.) said that Sandia will evaluate the 1 MW lithium-ion grid ES system for capacity, power, safety, and reliability and also investigate the [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:48:20+00:00 December 12th, 2014|Energy, Energy Storage, Energy Storage Systems, Infrastructure Security, News, News & Events|Comments Off on Evaluating Powerful Batteries for Modular Electric Grid Energy Storage

Sandian Spoke at the New York Energy Storage Expo

Sean Hearne (@SandiaLabs, manager of Sandia’s Energy Storage Technology and Systems Dept.) was invited to speak #EnergyStorage at the NYC Energy Storage Expo. NYSERDA and Con Edison, with support from NY-BEST (the New York Battery & Energy Storage Technology consortium) and AGRION, will be hosting a series of Energy Storage Expos in New York City. [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:48:21+00:00 December 12th, 2014|Energy, Energy Storage, Energy Storage Systems, Grid Integration, Infrastructure Security, News, News & Events|Comments Off on Sandian Spoke at the New York Energy Storage Expo

Parallel Implementation of Smoothed-Particle Hydrodynamics Method Using LAMMPS/Trilinos

Sandia has implemented a scalable parallel capability to model polarized-fluid dynamics in micro devices driven by an electric potential. The Sandia team discretized the mathematical model (Navier-Stokes and Poisson-Bolzman equations) with an implicit smoothed-particle hydrodynamics (SPH) method. Due to the method’s particle nature, the team used the LAMMPS (Large-scale Atomic/Molecular Massively Parallel Simulator) particle library, [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:48:21+00:00 December 11th, 2014|Capabilities, Climate, Computational Modeling & Simulation, Energy, Energy Storage, Infrastructure Security, Modeling, Modeling, Modeling & Analysis, Modeling & Analysis, News, News & Events, Research & Capabilities|Comments Off on Parallel Implementation of Smoothed-Particle Hydrodynamics Method Using LAMMPS/Trilinos

Sandia Student Wins Best Paper Award at IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference

Matt Reno, a Georgia Tech student in Sandia’s Photovoltaic and Distributed Systems Dept. Matthew Reno, a Sandian and an electrical engineering PhD candidate at the Georgia Institute of Technology, was given a Best Student Paper award for research reported in, “Impact of PV Variability and Ramping Events on Distribution Voltage Regulation Equipment” at [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:48:30+00:00 July 31st, 2014|DETL, Distribution Grid Integration, Energy, Energy Surety, Facilities, Grid Integration, Infrastructure Security, News, News & Events, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar Newsletter, Systems Engineering|Comments Off on Sandia Student Wins Best Paper Award at IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference

Mesa del Sol Project Is Finalist for International Smart Grid Action Network 2014 Award of Excellence

The microgrid powers Mesa del Sol’s Aperture Center, a 78,000-square-foot mixed-use commercial building at the center of Forest City’s Mesa del Sol model sustainable community. It is the heart of a planned community with 18 million square feet of office, retail, and industrial space and 4,400 acres for residential development. The Mesa del [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:48:30+00:00 July 31st, 2014|Distribution Grid Integration, Energy, Energy Assurance, Energy Assurance, Energy Storage, Energy Storage Systems, Energy Surety, Facilities, Grid Integration, Infrastructure Security, Mesa del Sol, Microgrid, News, News & Events, Partnership, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, SMART Grid, Solar, Systems Analysis, Systems Engineering|Comments Off on Mesa del Sol Project Is Finalist for International Smart Grid Action Network 2014 Award of Excellence

More California Gas Stations Can Provide Hydrogen than Previously Thought, Sandia Study Says

A study by Sandia researchers concludes that a number of existing gas stations in California can safely store and dispense hydrogen, suggesting a broader network of hydrogen fueling stations may be within reach. The report examined 70 commercial gasoline stations in the state and sought to determine which, if any, could integrate hydrogen fuel, based [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:48:31+00:00 July 29th, 2014|Center for Infrastructure Research and Innovation (CIRI), CRF, Energy, Energy Storage, Energy Storage Systems, Facilities, Infrastructure Security, News, News & Events, Transportation Energy|Comments Off on More California Gas Stations Can Provide Hydrogen than Previously Thought, Sandia Study Says