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Sandia technology may substantially reduce thermoelectric power water usage

Thanks to technology created by Sandia researchers, cooling power plants using significantly less water may someday be a reality. The technology uses a thermodynamic cycle for a cooling loop that makes it easier to transfer heat into the air. Basically, this means matching the temperature of the working fluid to that of the air receiving [...]

By | 2019-06-06T14:15:59+00:00 June 6th, 2019|Concentrating Solar Power, Energy, News, Nuclear Energy, Renewable Energy, Staff|Comments Off on Sandia technology may substantially reduce thermoelectric power water usage

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 researcher to present at 2019 AWEA WINDPOWER Conference

Do you plan on attending the 2019 AWEA WINDPOWER Conference May 20-23, in Houston, Texas? Then don’t miss Sandia National Laboratories researcher Josh Paquette when he presents, “The DOE Big Adaptive Rotor Project,” during The Future with Larger Blades and Turbines, Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at the Tech Innovation Station from 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM. [...]

By | 2019-05-14T21:21:49+00:00 May 14th, 2019|News & Events, Renewable Energy, Seminars & Conferences, Wind Energy, Wind News, Workshops|Comments Off on Sandia researcher to present at 2019 AWEA WINDPOWER Conference

2019 PV Systems Symposium begins May 14th

The 2019 PV Systems Symposium will take place Tuesday, May 14, 2019 through Thursday, May 16, 2019, at the Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town in Albuquerque, NM. The three-day workshop will explore the technical challenges and opportunities related to PV Systems and their Grid Integration, and is co-sponsored by Sandia National Laboratories, CFV Solar Test [...]

By | 2019-05-13T20:37:37+00:00 May 13th, 2019|Conferences, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, Solar, Workshops|Comments Off on 2019 PV Systems Symposium begins May 14th

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

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

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 | 2019-02-20T20:59:16+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Climate, 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

Sandia’s High-Temperature Falling-Particle Receiver Among Next Generation Concentrating Solar Power Technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office has awarded $72 million to projects advancing high-temperature concentrating solar power systems, including the falling-particle receiver system developed collaboratively at Sandia. Sandia’s continuously recirculating high-temperature falling-particle receiver is one of three concentrating solar power projects funded to advance high-temperature concentrating solar power (CSP) systems through the [...]

By | 2018-05-16T22:19:03+00:00 May 16th, 2018|News & Events, Partnership, Renewable Energy, Solar|Comments Off on Sandia’s High-Temperature Falling-Particle Receiver Among Next Generation Concentrating Solar Power Technologies