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Sandia abuses batteries for better energy storage

by Michael Baker | Photograph by Randy Montoya Sandia National Laboratories engineers June Stanley and Chris Grosso demonstrate how the drop tower they built abuses batteries to understand how the lithium-ion cells respond to different types of stress. (Photograph by Randy Montoya) Batteries never really stand a chance against Sandia National Laboratories researchers [...]

By | 2019-08-13T18:21:24+00:00 August 13th, 2019|Capabilities, Energy, Energy Storage, Energy Storage Systems, News, Research & Capabilities|Comments Off on Sandia abuses batteries for better energy storage

Sandia participates in Cordova Energy Storage project

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski and energy leaders cut the ribbon to commemorate the new battery energy storage system in Cordova, Alaska. Joining Sen. Murkowski are Imre Gyuk, right, program director for the DOE’s Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability Stationary Energy Storage Program, and Clay Koplin, CEO of Cordova Electric Cooperative. (Photo provided [...]

By | 2019-07-17T16:06:30+00:00 July 17th, 2019|Energy, Energy Storage, Energy Storage Systems, Grid Integration, News, News & Events, Partnership, Research & Capabilities|Comments Off on Sandia participates in Cordova Energy Storage project

New advances in power distribution grid modeling focus of Sandia research

By Dan Ware To better understand the impact of increasing amounts of privately-owned renewable energy and energy storage on the electric grid, major advances in developing more accurate electricity distribution grid models have been created by researchers at Sandia, in conjunction with researchers at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) in Palo Alto, California. These [...]

By | 2019-07-15T13:45:59+00:00 July 15th, 2019|Distribution Grid Integration, Energy Storage, Energy Storage Systems, Grid Integration, News, News & Events, Research & Capabilities, Solar|Comments Off on New advances in power distribution grid modeling focus of Sandia research

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

Fundamentals of Microgrid Analysis and Design Workshop Coming to the U.S. Virgin Islands

In October, Sandia National Laboratories will present two workshops on energy assurance and advanced microgrid design. The workshops, based on Sandia’s Energy Assurance and Advanced Microgrid Conceptual Design Course, will include background information, technical discussion, and working example problems, including specific examples related to the U.S. Virgin Islands. There will be two sessions available – [...]

By | 2018-10-16T23:23:07+00:00 October 2nd, 2018|Energy, Grid Integration, News & Events, Research & Capabilities|Comments Off on Fundamentals of Microgrid Analysis and Design Workshop Coming to the U.S. Virgin Islands

Sandia researchers crack the code to soot formation

By Michael Padilla The longstanding mystery of soot formation, which combustion scientists have been trying to explain for decades, appears to be finally solved, thanks to research led by Sandia National Laboratories. Soot is ubiquitous and has large detrimental effects on human health, agriculture, energy-consumption efficiency, climate and air quality. Responsible for significantly increased rates [...]

By | 2018-09-19T22:26:58+00:00 September 19th, 2018|CRF, Energy, News, Office of Science, Partnership, Research & Capabilities|Comments Off on Sandia researchers crack the code to soot formation

Researchers Discover New Source of Formic Acid over Pacific, Indian Oceans

by Michael Padilla Insights from experiments at Sandia designed to push chemical systems far from equilibrium allowed an international group of researchers to discover a new major source of formic acid over the Pacific and Indian oceans. The discovery was published in the July 3 issue of Nature Communications and featured on the editor’s highlights [...]

By | 2018-09-05T19:09:13+00:00 September 5th, 2018|News, Partnership, Research & Capabilities|Comments Off on Researchers Discover New Source of Formic Acid over Pacific, Indian Oceans

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

Co-Optima Report Focuses on Strengths of Nation’s Energy Resources and Existing Infrastructure

The United States could increase its domestic fuel supplies by 25 billion gallons per year while leveraging the nation’s existing $1 trillion fuel infrastructure according to a Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines (Co-Optima) report released this week. The FY17 Year in Review describes recent advances including identification of key properties for new fuels, assessment of [...]

By | 2018-04-25T15:38:32+00:00 April 18th, 2018|News, News & Events, Research & Capabilities|Comments Off on Co-Optima Report Focuses on Strengths of Nation’s Energy Resources and Existing Infrastructure

Open Source Software for Sensor Placement Optimization Available for Download

CHAMA, the Sandia-developed Python package which can optimize sensor placement, is now available for download. Continuous or regularly scheduled monitoring can quickly identify changes in the environment. However, even with low-cost sensors, only a limited number of sensors can be deployed. The physical placement of deployed sensors, sensor technology, and operating conditions, can significantly impact [...]

By | 2018-10-01T15:34:30+00:00 March 21st, 2018|News, Research & Capabilities|Comments Off on Open Source Software for Sensor Placement Optimization Available for Download