Stationary Power 2019-02-19T21:50:38+00:00

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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  • DC Microgrid PI Jack Flicker discusses Sandia and Emera’s project and advantages of creating self-sustaining microgrids during the ribbon cutting for Phase one of the project at the new KAFB community center near the Base’s temporary housing units. (Photo by Dan Ware)

Ribbon cutting for Sandia/Emera DC microgrid

At a ribbon cutting held on Sept. 6, officials from Sandia, Kirtland Air Force Base (KAFB), and Emera Technologies were joined by representatives from the city of Albuquerque and the New Mexico congressional delegation to [...]

Sandia researchers identify commercial viability of carbon fiber composites for wind turbine blades

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Montana State University recently completed a two-year study demonstrating the commercial viability of cost-competitive carbon fiber composites selected for use in wind turbine blades. Sandia [...]

Containing a nuclear accident with ground-up minerals

Sandia’s injectable materials could stop contamination from spreading By Kristen Meub Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are developing a promising new way to prevent the spread of radioactive contamination and contain the hot molten mass [...]

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

Sandia helps Puerto Rico grid resilience

The days and weeks following a natural disaster are a critical time for residents, emergency response teams, and government entities to recover and rebuild infrastructure. Example of a substation to be used in a [...]

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 [...]