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Solar News 2020-03-24T20:25:15+00:00

SunPower and Sandia partnership leads to demonstration of innovative new module technology

February 3rd, 2020|

Representatives from SunPower Corporation, a leading US solar manufacturer and global competitor, recently visited Sandia National Laboratories to inspect the manufacturer’s experimental photovoltaic (PV) system at the New Mexico Regional Test Center (RTC), co-located with [...]

Albuquerque to host 2020 SolarPACES Conference

October 9th, 2019|

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 [...]

Nevada Regional Test Center touts facility’s benefits to state, solicits transition input from guests

September 23rd, 2019|

On Aug. 28, 2019, an influential group pf policymakers, administrators and researchers toured the Nevada Regional Test Center (RTC) in Henderson, Nevada—currently one of several sites managed by Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia) for the U.S. [...]

New advances in power distribution grid modeling focus of Sandia research

July 15th, 2019|

By Dan Ware To better understand the impact of increasing amounts of privately-owned renewable energy and energy storage on the electric grid, major advances in developing more accurate electricity distribution grid models have been created [...]

Rooftop solar panels get boost from Sandia tool that previews a year on grid in minutes

July 3rd, 2019|

By Kristen Meub | Photo by Randy Montoya Homeowners and businesses may now have an easier time getting solar panels on rooftops thanks to software developed at Sandia. The new software can run a detailed, [...]

Sandia technology may substantially reduce thermoelectric power water usage

June 6th, 2019|

Thanks to technology created by Sandia researchers, cooling power plants using significantly less water may someday be a reality. The technology uses a thermodynamic cycle for a cooling loop that makes it easier to transfer [...]