Silvana Ayala Pelaez
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Area of Expertise:
Spectrum Splitting , Holographic Optical Elements , Bifacial Photovoltaics , Solar Energy , Energy Yield , Raytracing
Profile Summary

Silvana Ayala Pelaez is a PhD candidate in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Arizona. She is also pursuing a M.S. in Optical Sciences at the same University. She received a B.S. in Mechatronics Engineering from Monterrey Tec (ITESM 2007). She works in the Photonic Systems Laboratory under Dr. Raymond Kostuk. Her primary area of expertise is on the integration of holographic optical components with photovoltaic materials for higher efficiency in solar panels. Current projects are focused on bifacial photovoltaic performance and modeling. Her research includes characterization and energy simulation for bifacial and bifacial/holographic system energy productions. She has two papers under review in collaboration with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, in Golden, Colorado. She edited and published the book “Solar Outreach Handbook” in 2018.
Publications (9)

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | October 17, 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10379, Nonimaging Optics: Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration XIV
KEYWORDS: Photovoltaics, Optical filters, Optical design, Holograms, Solar energy, Solar concentrators, Solar cells, Volume holography

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 23, 2016
Proc. SPIE. 9937, Next Generation Technologies for Solar Energy Conversion VII
KEYWORDS: Optical filters, Holographic optical elements, Holography, Solar energy, Solar concentrators, Image segmentation, Solar cells, Gallium arsenide, Silicon, Holographic concentrators

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 23, 2016
Proc. SPIE. 9937, Next Generation Technologies for Solar Energy Conversion VII
KEYWORDS: Diffraction, Optical filters, Optical design, Holograms, Holography, Solar cells, Gallium arsenide, Silicon, Indium gallium phosphide, Diffraction gratings

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 23, 2016
Proc. SPIE. 9937, Next Generation Technologies for Solar Energy Conversion VII
KEYWORDS: Diffraction, Optical filters, Optical design, Holograms, Holography, Reflection, Glasses, Solar cells, Transmittance, Absorption

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 5, 2015
Proc. SPIE. 9559, High and Low Concentrator Systems for Solar Energy Applications X
KEYWORDS: Photovoltaics, Diffraction, Optical design, Holograms, Holography, Solar energy, Solar cells, Silicon, Indium gallium phosphide, Diffraction gratings

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 5, 2015
Proc. SPIE. 9559, High and Low Concentrator Systems for Solar Energy Applications X
KEYWORDS: Photovoltaics, Solar energy, Data modeling, Solar cells, Clouds, Aluminum, Convection, Solar thermal energy, Thermal modeling, Systems modeling

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