PV News

  • Photovoltaic panels catch the sun despite the snow
    Alaska trials of icephobic coating show 85% increase in energy output A Sandia-led research team has developed a transparent, polymeric-based coating that helps photovoltaic panels continuously shed snow and ice. Early field trials in Alaska demonstrated that coated panels can produce 85% more energy, compared to uncoated panels. Preliminary data also show that the coating… View Article
  • 20th anniversary of Sandia tribal energy internship program
    Program has provided hands-on experience, mentorship to nearly 50 Native American students 2022 marks a major milestone for Sandia National Laboratories’ groundbreaking tribal energy internship program: two decades of meeting the growing renewable energy technical needs of Native American tribes and providing valuable, real-world experience for Native and Alaska Native STEM students. “My hope for the… View Article
  • Sandia solar programs to take part in upcoming American Solar Energy Society’s Solar 2022 Conference
    Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia) researchers will present and exhibit at the upcoming American Solar Energy Society (ASES) Solar 2022 conference on June 21-24, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The conference will be held on the University of New Mexico’s (UNM) campus, and feature esteemed keynotes such as Michelle Lujan Grisham, New Mexico Governor; Martin Heinrich, United… View Article
  • Sandia snow-shedding paper chosen as an ‘Editor’s Pick,’ featured in Best of Advanced Materials Technologies 2021
    A photovoltaics (PV) research team led by Sandia National Laboratories recently learned that their journal article, “Facilitating large-scale snow shedding from in-field solar arrays using icephobic surfaces with low-interfacial toughness,” was chosen as an Editor’s Pick and is featured in the annual Best of Advanced Materials Technologies issue. The Best of Advanced Materials Technologies 2021… View Article
  • Sandia solar facilities to host American Solar Energy Society conference tour
    The 51st Annual National Solar Conference will be held June 21-24, 2022, in Albuquerque, NM, at the University of New Mexico campus and online. Hosted by the American Solar Energy Society (ASES) and the New Mexico Solar Energy Association (NMSEA) this year’s technical sessions will include topics such as: Grid Integration & Energy Storage, Clean… View Article