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FOSWEC testing helps validate open-source modeling code

Earlier this year, Sandia National Laboratories Water Power Technologies researchers successfully tested the Floating Oscillating Surge Wave Energy Device (FOSWEC). Testing took place at Oregon State University’s (OSU) Directional Wave Basin. Sandia had previously developed control design and testing methods for wave energy converters (WECs) based on experiments with a different device (the WaveBot). The [...]

By | 2020-07-10T15:48:32+00:00 June 9th, 2020|Energy, News, News & Events, Renewable Energy, Research & Capabilities, Uncategorized, Water Power, Workshops|Comments Off on FOSWEC testing helps validate open-source modeling code

Report: Can deployable wind turbines decrease reliance on liquid fuels during military and disaster response?

Sandia National Laboratories, Idaho National Laboratory and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory recently published a report assessing the opportunity for deployable wind energy systems to meet the energy needs of defense and disaster response activities. The report is the first public deliverable from the Defense and Disaster Deployable Turbine (DT3) project, funded through the distributed [...]

By | 2020-03-09T14:36:03+00:00 March 9th, 2020|Renewable Energy, Research & Capabilities, Uncategorized, Wind Energy, Wind News|Comments Off on Report: Can deployable wind turbines decrease reliance on liquid fuels during military and disaster response?

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 [...]

Grid Innovation at Sandia Recognized with Two R&D 100 Awards

Sandia Researcher John Eddy, OE Deputy Assistant Secretary Michael Pesin, OE Assistant Secretary Bruce Walker, and Sandia Researcher Abraham Ellis (L-R). Not pictured: OE’s Microgrid R&D Program Manager Dan Ton. On March 14th, Sandia participated in a recognition ceremony at the US Department of Energy Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (DOE [...]

By | 2018-04-02T16:35:11+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Distribution Grid Integration, Energy Storage, Grid Integration, Microgrid, News, Transmission Grid Integration, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Grid Innovation at Sandia Recognized with Two R&D 100 Awards

Efficiency Merit Function for Spark Ignition Engines Published

The technical study, Efficiency Merit Function for Spark Ignition Engines, was among two studies recently released by the Department of Energy (DOE) Co‐Optimization of Fuels & Engines (Co‐Optima) initiative. The merit function is a mathematical model which quantifies the fuel efficiency potential associated with different fuel properties for boosted spark ignition engines. Sandia led the [...]

By | 2018-02-21T16:46:39+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Efficiency Merit Function for Spark Ignition Engines Published

The 10th EESAT Conference Call for Abstracts is Now Open

The 10th Biennial Electrical Energy Storage Applications and Technologies (EESAT) Conference will be held October 11-13, 2017 at the Westin Hotel—Gaslamp District, in San Diego, California (USA). The 2017 EESAT Conference theme is Energy Storage: Evolution and Revolution. It will provide a platform to revisit research and development, technologies, applications, and projects that have [...]

By | 2017-05-11T18:12:01+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Conferences, Energy Storage, Energy Storage Systems, Events, News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The 10th EESAT Conference Call for Abstracts is Now Open

AM symposium

A new dawn for AM: Symposium focuses on additive manufacturing’s future   With some $20 million invested into more than 80 additive manufacturing (AM)-related research projects, Sandia’s commitment to additive manufacturing is clear. The challenge going forward is to synthesize the lessons from these disparate projects to realize the potential of this technology.   “We [...]

By | 2017-03-02T20:57:29+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Conferences, Energy, Energy Efficiency, News & Events, Uncategorized|Comments Off on AM symposium

Ray Byrne Named 2017 IEEE Fellow

Ray Byrne, Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories, from Albuquerque, New Mexico has been named an IEEE Fellow. He is being recognized for contributions to miniature robotics and grid integration of energy storage. Dr. Byrne has been employed at Sandia since 1989. The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the [...]

By | 2017-01-31T21:44:51+00:00 January 24th, 2017|Energy Storage, Grid Integration, News, Staff, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Ray Byrne Named 2017 IEEE Fellow

Sandia to present at 2016 AGU Fall Meeting

  Sandia leads the nation in addressing the complex intersection between the Earth and engineered environments, providing technical solutions to ensure our nation's strength and security. This week Sandia scientists will be the 2016 AGU Fall Meeting to deliver over 100 presentations and 80 technical posters. View our 2016 program of presenters or watch via AGU on Demand. [...]

By | 2016-12-13T22:48:43+00:00 December 13th, 2016|Climate, News, News & Events, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Sandia to present at 2016 AGU Fall Meeting

Sandia Labs’ Photovoltaic Systems Evaluation Lab (PSEL) Marks Accomplishments & Adds Capabilities

Bruce King, PSEL technical lead, in front of newly installed light soaking chamber. SandiaNational Laboratories completed a number of enhancements and expansions to its Photovoltaic Systems Evaluation Laboratory (PSEL) facility to expand indoor PV module characterization capabilities at PSEL and upgrade the outdoor laboratory. A new Atonometrics Light Soaking Chamber joins PSEL’s existing [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:47:44+00:00 July 7th, 2016|News, Photovoltaic, Photovoltaic Systems Evaluation Laboratory (PSEL), Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar Newsletter, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Sandia Labs’ Photovoltaic Systems Evaluation Lab (PSEL) Marks Accomplishments & Adds Capabilities