Advanced Turbine Technology

Enormous Blades For Offshore Energy

Germany Seeks Ambitious Goals For Renewable Energy

A new design for gigantic blades longer than two football fields could help bring offshore 50-megawatt (MW) wind turbines to the United States and the world. Sandia’s research on the extreme-scale Segmented Ultralight Morphing Rotor is funded by the Department of Energy’s ARPA-E program. The challenge: design a low-cost offshore 50-MW turbine requiring a rotor… Keep reading →

dark matter

Fundamental scientific research lies at the heart of many energy-related breakthroughs that ultimately disrupt established social and economic systems. It can be overwhelming to look at the world’s looming energy and climate challenges, but Dr. Franklin (Lynn) Orr, Under Secretary for Science and Energy at the US Department of Energy remains optimistic despite the complexity… Keep reading →