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DTOcean Version 2.0 Software Overview and Demonstration

Join Sandia National Laboratories researchers on August 29, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT for a tour of the world’s only open source, fully parametric, ocean energy array design tool that considers the entire lifecycle. The software—known as DTOcean—finds optimal array designs that identify cost drivers and minimize the levelized cost of energy [...]

By | 2019-08-21T17:01:24+00:00 August 16th, 2019|News, News & Events, Partnership, Renewable Energy, Water Power|Comments Off on DTOcean Version 2.0 Software Overview and Demonstration

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

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 | 2019-11-20T21:48:08+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

Energy Projects to Develop Technologies for Reliable and Cost-Effective Marine Energy

Sandia will team on two of six recently announced projects to develop technologies for generating reliable and cost-effective electricity from U.S. water resources. One project will investigate the design of high-deflection turbine blades and the other aims to improve and optimize Oscilla Power, Inc.’s linear hybrid drivetrain technology. Both address technology development challenges for marine [...]

By | 2018-06-12T16:58:48+00:00 June 12th, 2018|Energy, News, Partnership, Water Power|Comments Off on Energy Projects to Develop Technologies for Reliable and Cost-Effective Marine Energy

Water Power Week April 30-May 2nd, 2018

Sandia’s water power researchers will participate in the 2018 Waterpower Week in Washington, DC to discuss the issues impacting the hydropower and marine energy industry. 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 role of hydro, explores [...]

By | 2018-04-25T22:44:27+00:00 March 6th, 2018|Events, News, Water Power, Workshops|Comments Off on Water Power Week April 30-May 2nd, 2018

WEC-Sim Online Training Course, August 17, 2017

The WEC-Sim development team from Sandia National Laboratories and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory hosted an online training course on Thursday, August 17 starting at 9am Mountain Time. The course begins with an overview of WEC-Sim functionality, theory and workflow, and provided detail about the WEC-Sim code structure and implementation. The webinar slides and recording [...]

By | 2017-09-07T22:50:38+00:00 August 7th, 2017|News, News & Events, Water Power|Comments Off on WEC-Sim Online Training Course, August 17, 2017

WEC-Sim Webinar #4 – Mooring and Visualization, July 18, 2017

The WEC-Sim development team from Sandia National Laboratories and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory hosted a 1hr webinar on Tuesday July 18 at 1pm Mountain Time. This webinar is the third of a series of WEC-Sim advanced user webinars that focus on applying different features of the WEC-Sim code to model Wave Energy Converters (WEC). [...]

By | 2017-09-07T22:51:55+00:00 June 8th, 2017|News, News & Events, Water Power|Comments Off on WEC-Sim Webinar #4 – Mooring and Visualization, July 18, 2017

WEC-Sim Webinar #3 – Power Take-Off Application, June 13, 2017

The WEC-Sim development team from Sandia National Laboratories and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory hosted a 1hr webinar on Tuesday June 13 at 1pm Mountain Time. This webinar is the third of a series of WEC-Sim advanced user webinars that focus on applying different features of the WEC-Sim code to model Wave Energy Converters (WEC). This [...]

By | 2017-09-07T22:51:31+00:00 June 7th, 2017|News, News & Events, Water Power|Comments Off on WEC-Sim Webinar #3 – Power Take-Off Application, June 13, 2017

Upcoming Webinar: WEC Design Response Toolbox (WDRT)

Researchers from Sandia and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will present an instructional webinar on the WEC Design Response Toolbox (WDRT) on June 14 from 9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m. MST. During the webinar, these researchers will provide an overview of the toolbox, work through examples, and respond to questions. Save the date by adding the [...]

By | 2017-05-26T14:44:11+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Modeling & Analysis, Water Power|Comments Off on Upcoming Webinar: WEC Design Response Toolbox (WDRT)

WEC-Sim Webinar #2 – Nonlinear Hydro and B2B, May 24, 2017

The WEC-Sim development team from Sandia National Laboratories and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory hosted a 1hr webinar on Wednesday May 24 at 1pm Mountain Time. This webinar is the second of a series of WEC-Sim advanced user webinars that focus on applying different features of the WEC-Sim code to model Wave Energy Converters (WEC). [...]

By | 2017-09-07T22:50:17+00:00 May 19th, 2017|News, News & Events, Water Power|Comments Off on WEC-Sim Webinar #2 – Nonlinear Hydro and B2B, May 24, 2017