Silvana Ayala Pelaez is a Post-doc at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, working with the Photovoltaic (PV) Field Performance & Reliability group on bifacial silicon PV technology. She has a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Arizona, where she worked in the Photonic Systems Laboratory under Dr. Raymond Kostuk, performing research on the integration of holographic optical components with pv materials for higher efficiency in solar panels. She also has a M.S. in Optical Sciences at the same University. She received a B.S. in Mechatronics Engineering from Monterrey Tec (ITESM 2007). Current projects are focused on bifacial photovoltaic performance and modeling. Her research includes characterization and optical raytracing/energy simulation for bifacial systems.
Increased power collection efficiency of conventional silicon photovoltaic modules with holographic light management techniques
Holographic cap collectors for enhanced mid-day energy production of vertically mounted bifacial photovoltaic modules
Design and optimization of cascaded DCG based holographic elements for spectrum-splitting PV systems
Holographic lens spectrum splitting photovoltaic system for increased diffuse collection and annual energy yield
Model and analysis of solar thermal generators to reduce the intermittency of photovoltaic systems with the use of spectrum splitting
Design of folded holographic spectrum-splitting photovoltaic system for direct and diffuse illumination conditions