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Sandia’s solar glitter closer to market with new licensing agreement

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An Albuquerque company founded by a Sandia National Laboratories scientist-turned-entrepreneur has received a license for a “home-grown” technology that could revolutionize the way solar energy is collected and used. The licensing agreement was signed Jan. 23 between mPower Technology Inc. and Sandia for microsystems enabled photovoltaics (MEPV). “This is an important milestone,” […]

Sandia Labs, Singapore join forces to develop energy storage

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories has signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the government of Singapore’s Energy Market Authority (EMA) that will tap into the labs’ expertise in energy storage. EMA is the statutory body in Singapore responsible for ensuring a reliable and secure energy supply, promoting competition in the energy […]

Wave energy researchers dive deep to advance clean energy source

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — One of the biggest untapped clean energy sources on the planet — wave energy — could one day power millions of homes across the U.S. But more than a century after the first tests of the power of ocean waves, it is still one of the hardest energy sources to capture. Now, engineers at […]

Turning ubiquitous lignin into high-value chemicals

Sandia researchers decode metabolic pathway of soil bacterium that thrives on lignin LIVERMORE, Calif. — Abundant, chock full of energy and bound so tightly that the only way to release its energy is through combustion — lignin has frustrated scientists for years. With the help of an unusual soil bacteria, researchers at Sandia National Laboratories […]

Sandia researcher wins high-voltage award

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Awards arrive at different levels of intensity, but no one can deny that Sandia National Laboratories researcher Mark Savage has won the highest voltage prize of all — the IEEE William G. Dunbar Award — for work achieved at extremely high voltage. Asked why he was selected for the honor, Savage quipped, […]

DOE funding moves two Sandia energy programs closer to the marketplace

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two technologies developed at Sandia National Laboratories are among 54 energy projects that will receive nearly $16 million from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to help bring them to market. The projects involve 12 national labs and 52 private-sector partners. Funding comes through the Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) administered by the […]

Marine Corps teams with Sandia on microgrids and renewable energy planning

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The U.S. Marine Corps are the first boots on the ground in a crisis. On the front lines, they must be able to power up securely without plugging into utilities. They require nothing less than completely reliable and cost-effective energy independence. Researchers from Sandia National Laboratories are collaborating with the Marine Corps […]

Sandia Labs tapped again to lead national solar evaluation centers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories won a three-year renewal of a Department of Energy contract to manage the U.S. Regional Test Centers (RTCs), a network of five sites across the country where industry can assess the performance, reliability and economic viability of solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies. The program currently has more than 12 industry […]

U.S. rooftops get a thumbs-up for solar after Sandia testing

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Most U.S. rooftops in good repair can take the weight of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. That’s the conclusion of a three-year study by a research team led by Sandia National Laboratories. “There is a misperception in the building industry that existing residential rooftops lack the strength to carry the weight load of […]

Small businesses to work with Sandia on clean technologies

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today that it’s chosen seven small clean-energy businesses to work with Sandia National Laboratories to bring next-generation technologies to market faster. “Sandia is excited to help these companies commercialize their products and advance the clean-energy economy,” said Jackie Kerby Moore, Sandia’s manager of technology and […]

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