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Sandia provides energy storage technologies and integrated solutions for large-scale adaption of energy storage across the electricity infrastructure. An Increasing Need for Energy Storage To serve the needs of a 21st century consumer base, the U.S. power grid must adapt to the emerging challenges and opportunities facing the country. Continuing changes in both state [...]

By | 2019-11-21T19:43:11+00:00 November 21st, 2019|Comments Off on Energy Storage

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 unveil the first phase of a resilient Direct Current (DC) microgrid project. Modernizing energy delivery The DC microgrid serves a [...]

By | 2019-11-12T17:19:40+00:00 November 12th, 2019|DETL, Energy, Facilities, Grid Integration, News, News & Events, Partnership, Renewable Energy|Comments Off on Ribbon cutting for Sandia/Emera DC microgrid

Sandia abuses batteries for better energy storage

by Michael Baker | Photograph by Randy Montoya Sandia National Laboratories engineers June Stanley and Chris Grosso demonstrate how the drop tower they built abuses batteries to understand how the lithium-ion cells respond to different types of stress. (Photograph by Randy Montoya) Batteries never really stand a chance against Sandia National Laboratories researchers [...]

By | 2019-08-13T18:21:24+00:00 August 13th, 2019|Capabilities, Energy, Energy Storage, Energy Storage Systems, News, Research & Capabilities|Comments Off on Sandia abuses batteries for better energy storage

New advances in power distribution grid modeling focus of Sandia research

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 by researchers at Sandia, in conjunction with researchers at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) in Palo Alto, California. These [...]

By | 2019-07-15T13:45:59+00:00 July 15th, 2019|Distribution Grid Integration, Energy Storage, Energy Storage Systems, Grid Integration, News, News & Events, Research & Capabilities, Solar|Comments Off on New advances in power distribution grid modeling focus of Sandia research

Sandia Releases QuESt v1.2

The latest version of QuESt, Sandia's open source software for energy storage valuation, has been released. QuESt v1.2 features the debut of QuESt BTM, an application aimed at providing analysis tools for behind-the-meter energy storage. The first of these tools estimates the cost savings provided by energy storage for time-of-use and net energy metering customers. [...]

By | 2019-04-23T16:58:30+00:00 April 23rd, 2019|Energy Storage, Energy Storage Systems, News, News & Events|Comments Off on Sandia Releases QuESt v1.2

Register today: forum highlights the future of safe, resilient energy storage systems

On March 6-8, the 2019 Energy Storage Systems Safety & Reliability Forum will convene to discuss the current state of energy storage systems’ safety and reliability (ESS-SR) and mitigation strategies to improve all levels of system safety and reliability. This open forum assembles a diverse mix of speakers from industry, universities, national laboratories, and government agencies [...]

By | 2019-02-06T20:48:22+00:00 February 5th, 2019|Energy Storage, Energy Storage Systems, Events, News, News & Events|Comments Off on Register today: forum highlights the future of safe, resilient energy storage systems

Initial Release of QuESt: Optimizing Energy Storage

QuESt, a Python-based, open source energy storage software suite, has been released by the Sandia energy storage software tool team that developed it. QuEST is an open source, Python-based software application suite for energy storage simulation and analysis. It is designed to give users access to models and analysis for energy storage used and developed [...]

By | 2019-12-11T21:00:09+00:00 October 15th, 2018|Energy, Energy Storage, Energy Storage Systems, News|Comments Off on Initial Release of QuESt: Optimizing Energy Storage

Researchers Discover New Source of Formic Acid over Pacific, Indian Oceans

by Michael Padilla Insights from experiments at Sandia designed to push chemical systems far from equilibrium allowed an international group of researchers to discover a new major source of formic acid over the Pacific and Indian oceans. The discovery was published in the July 3 issue of Nature Communications and featured on the editor’s highlights [...]

By | 2018-09-05T19:09:13+00:00 September 5th, 2018|News, Partnership, Research & Capabilities|Comments Off on Researchers Discover New Source of Formic Acid over Pacific, Indian Oceans

Upcoming Webinar: One Year In – Energy Storage Proves its Worth in Sterling, MA, March 7, 1-2 p.m. ET

Join experts from Sandia, U.S. DOE-OE, and the Sterling Municipal Light Department for a webinar hosted by Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) on March 7 from 1-2p.m. ET. The webinar will show how the Sterling Municipal Light Department’s energy storage project saved nearly $400,000 for the town’s ratepayers during the first year of operations. The [...]

By | 2018-03-01T22:25:20+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Energy Storage, Energy Storage Systems, Grid Integration, News|Comments Off on Upcoming Webinar: One Year In – Energy Storage Proves its Worth in Sterling, MA, March 7, 1-2 p.m. ET

Next week at the 2017 MRS Fall Meeting: Sandia will lead symposium on resilient energy storage and instruct two tutorials

Sandia’s Energy Storage Program will be at the 2017 MRS Fall Meeting and Exhibit in Boston, Massachusetts November 26 through December 1 to lead and participate in symposia and instruct two tutorials. See below for details: Sunday, November 26 Tutorial ES04—Grid-Scale Energy Storage Materials and Systems | 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM | Hynes, Level [...]

By | 2017-11-20T20:54:41+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Conferences, Energy Storage, Events, News|Comments Off on Next week at the 2017 MRS Fall Meeting: Sandia will lead symposium on resilient energy storage and instruct two tutorials