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Stationary Power

Our work in stationary power includes the deployment of clean electricity, which requires integration with a modernized grid infrastructure, and enhancements in energy efficiency as a direct influence on energy productivity and economic competitiveness.

Energy Conversion Efficiency

High-efficiency conversion of low and  zero-carbon energy sources to electricity

Safety, Security, & Resilience of the Energy Infrastructure

Safety, security, and resilience of energy infrastructure and assets

Nuclear Energy

A dynamic, multifaceted approach to systems-based research and development of nuclear energy and fuel cycle technologies

Energy Conversion Efficiency

Increasing the amount of electricity produced from a given thermal energy input.
This is a major objective for multiple RE sources (e.g., geothermal, photovoltaics [PV], concentrating solar power [CSP], wind). Major advances in energy conversion efficiency also have the potential for significant impact in traditional thermal energy source (e.g., nuclear, natural gas, coal) conversion to electricity.

Safety, Security, & Resilience of the Energy Infrastructure

Enabling a Resilient and Secure Electric Grid

Sandia envisions a world of interdependent and variable distributed systems that are optimized at multiple scales – including transmission – to maximize local resources in providing secure, resilient, and clean energy to all users at all times.

Nuclear Energy

Enabling Energy Security through the Nuclear Enterprise

Sandia supports the safe, secure, reliable, and sustainable use of nuclear power worldwide through strengths in repository science, nonproliferation, safety and security, transportation, modeling, and system demonstrations

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  • Example of a substation to be used in a Puerto Rico microgrid. (Photos by Robert Broderick)

Sandia helps Puerto Rico grid resilience

Example of a substation to be used in a Puerto Rico microgrid. (Photo by Robert Broderick) The days and weeks following a natural disaster are a critical time for residents, emergency response teams, [...]

Sandia researcher part of international team challenging scientists to reach Wind Energy potential

A new journal article published in Science, “Grand challenges in the science of wind energy,” invites researchers to confront certain challenges in hopes of driving innovation that will make wind energy the world’s primary source of [...]

Albuquerque to host 2020 SolarPACES Conference

The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced the 2020 SolarPACES conference will take place in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Conference-goers will have the opportunity to visit Sandia National Laboratories’ National Solar Thermal Test Facility and the [...]

Wind program patent breathes new life into turbine siting

Sandia National Laboratories researchers Christopher Kelley, David Maniaci and former Sandian Brian R. Resor were recently issued a patent for their work, “Wind Turbine Blades, Wind Turbines and Wind Farms Having Increased Power Output.” Kelley, [...]

New Sandia report looks at reducing power outages

by Dan Ware For many people, there’s nothing more annoying than when the power goes out. Sometimes the outage is mercifully brief, but other times, depending on the cause, they can last for hours or [...]