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Making converters better absorb power of ocean waves

Making converters better absorb power of ocean waves
Compared to wind and solar energy, wave energy has remained relatively expensive and hard to capture, but engineers from Sandia National Laboratories are working to change that by drawing inspiration from other industries. Sandia's engineering team has designed, modelled and tested a control system that doubles the amount of power a wave energy converter can absorb from ocean waves, making electricity produced from wave energy less expensive.
30th October 2017

Motion of the ocean brings fresh water to coastal communities

Motion of the ocean brings fresh water to coastal communities
Hurricane Katrina whipped up huge, powerful waves that caused severe destruction in 2005 along the U.S. Gulf Coast. Their size and strength convinced Phil Kithil of Santa Fe, New Mexico, there had to be a way to harness that energy. His first thought was a device that would use wave action to pump deep, cold seawater to the surface to dampen the intensity of hurricanes, which thrive on warm water.
6th July 2017

Cooling method for supercomputers to save millions of gallons of water

Cooling method for supercomputers to save millions of gallons of water
  In different parts of the country, people discuss gray-water recycling and rainwater capture to minimise the millions of gallons of groundwater required to cool large data centres. But the simple answer in many climates, said Sandia National Laboratories researcher David J. Martinez, is to use liquid refrigerant.
1st September 2016


Palm tree style wind turbine design can withstand hurricanes

Palm tree style wind turbine design can withstand hurricanes
Sandia National Laboratories’ research on the extreme-scale Segmented Ultralight Morphing Rotor (SUMR) is funded by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy programme. The project's challenge is to design a low-cost offshore 50MW, 200m exascale turbine requiring a rotor blade more than 650ft long, two and a half times longer than any existing wind blade.
29th January 2016


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