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Sandia hosts workshop on strengthening Caribbean energy resilience

By Daniel Ware In 2017, the disastrous Hurricanes Irma and Maria caused thousands of deaths, destroyed homes and businesses and left thousands homeless in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Dominica, Barbuda, and many other island nations in the Caribbean. The hurricanes also exposed a massive problem regarding the resiliency of the electrical grids that [...]

By | 2019-05-24T20:29:48+00:00 May 24th, 2019|News, News & Events, Partnership|Comments Off on Sandia hosts workshop on strengthening Caribbean energy resilience

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

Sandians named fellows of the Combustion Institute

Sandia researchers Nils Hansen and Craig Taatjes have been elected as fellows of the Combustion Institute. (Photo by Michael Padilla) By Michael Padilla Sandia researchers Nils Hansen and Craig Taatjes have been elected as fellows of the Combustion Institute, the Class of 2019. This distinction is awarded by peers in the international combustion [...]

By | 2019-05-13T14:43:14+00:00 May 13th, 2019|News, News & Events, Partnership, Research & Capabilities|Comments Off on Sandians named fellows of the Combustion Institute

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

Sandia Releases QuESt v1.2

The latest version of QuESt, Sandia's open source software for energy storage valuation, has been released. QuESt v1.2 features the debut of QuESt BTM, an application aimed at providing analysis tools for behind-the-meter energy storage. The first of these tools estimates the cost savings provided by energy storage for time-of-use and net energy metering customers. [...]

By | 2019-04-23T16:58:30+00:00 April 23rd, 2019|Energy Storage, Energy Storage Systems, News, News & Events|Comments Off on Sandia Releases QuESt v1.2

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

Vince Tidwell provides testimony to Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

by Michael Padilla Vince Tidwell, from Sandia’s water program, provided testimony in front of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology in Washington, D.C., on March 7. Vince focused his testimony on the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) energy-water nexus research and development efforts. “This energy-water nexus is a complex system that [...]

By | 2019-04-09T17:57:18+00:00 April 9th, 2019|News, News & Events|Comments Off on Vince Tidwell provides testimony to Committee on Science, Space, and Technology