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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

New Lab Offers Mobile, Specialized Testing for Wave Energy Converter Power Take-Off Systems

A new facility at Sandia National Labs offers mobile, specialized testing for systems that produce power from wave energy. The Sandia Wave Energy Power Take-Off (SWEPT) Lab tests wave energy converter (WEC) power take-off (PTO) systems. WECs are unique because they convert the oscillatory mechanical energy from ocean waves to generate electricity. This makes them [...]

By | 2019-02-13T16:49:08+00:00 February 13th, 2019|Facilities, National Solar Thermal Test Facility, News, News & Events, Water Power|Comments Off on New Lab Offers Mobile, Specialized Testing for Wave Energy Converter Power Take-Off Systems

Register today: forum highlights the future of safe, resilient energy storage systems

On March 6-8, the 2019 Energy Storage Systems Safety & Reliability Forum will convene to discuss the current state of energy storage systems’ safety and reliability (ESS-SR) and mitigation strategies to improve all levels of system safety and reliability. This open forum assembles a diverse mix of speakers from industry, universities, national laboratories, and government agencies [...]

By | 2019-02-06T20:48:22+00:00 February 5th, 2019|Energy Storage, Energy Storage Systems, Events, News, News & Events|Comments Off on Register today: forum highlights the future of safe, resilient energy storage systems

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

Sandia’s Combustion Research Facility announces 2018 Awards

By Michael Padilla The Combustion Research Facility recognized six researchers with three of its highest honors at the 2018 CRF Award Ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 6. Hope Michelsen and Paul Schrader received the O.W. Adams Award. Rainer Dahms, Lyle Pickett, and Scott Skeen were the recipients of the E. K. Bastress Award. Brian Patterson received [...]

By | 2019-02-06T20:47:57+00:00 December 17th, 2018|Facilities, News, News & Events|Comments Off on Sandia’s Combustion Research Facility announces 2018 Awards

Kenneth Armijo receives UNM Zia Award

By Kristen Meub Sandia mechanical engineer Kenneth Armijo, who leads bilingual family science events by night and researches solar energy and assists small businesses by day, has received the prestigious Zia Award from his alma mater, the University of New Mexico. “I feel pretty honored to get the award,” Kenneth said. “It’s pretty special in [...]

By | 2018-11-12T21:53:01+00:00 November 12th, 2018|News, News & Events|Comments Off on Kenneth Armijo receives UNM Zia Award

Advanced CSP Collector Testing to take place at National Solar Thermal Test Facility

Also known as collectors, heliostats are large arrays of mirrors which collect and focus sunlight. In a concentrating solar power plant, the collectors focus sunlight on a centralized receiver. The receiver captures the heat, where it can be stored and used to produce power on demand. The unique capabilities and testing expertise of [...]

By | 2018-10-29T22:11:34+00:00 October 29th, 2018|News, Partnership, Renewable Energy, Solar|Comments Off on Advanced CSP Collector Testing to take place at National Solar Thermal Test Facility

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

Jacqueline Chen elected fellow of the American Physical Society

by Michael Padilla Sandia National Laboratories researcher Jacqueline Chen has been elected as a fellow of the American Physical Society. This honor is afforded each year to no more than 0.5 percent of the members of the society. Chen was honored “for fundamental insights into turbulence-chemistry interactions revealed through massively parallel direct numerical simulations.” “Being [...]

By | 2018-10-12T13:54:27+00:00 October 12th, 2018|Computational Modeling & Simulation, CRF, News|Comments Off on Jacqueline Chen elected fellow of the American Physical Society