1 Luis Martín Gómez Rocha Curriculum Vitae Ph: +(575) Professional Experience 2003 present Research Engineer: Solar and Wind Energy Systems Las Cruces, New Mexico USA Southwest Region Solar Experiment Station - Institute for Energy and the Environment New Mexico State University Currently conducting and leading two USTDA-Funded feasibility studies for the El Salvador CEL 8.5 MW Solar Photovoltaic Power Pilot Project and the Colombia CELSIA 20 MW Hybrid Solar and Wind Project. Conduct solar and wind energy technical and policy analyses, workshops, and feasibility studies for various clients including Sandia National Laboratories, USAID, DOE, UNDP, NREL, World Bank, regulatory and planning commissions, etc. Conduct technical assessments of photovoltaic (PV) power systems in the USA for the DOE National Photovoltaic Program and in Mexico for Sandia National Laboratories. Proficient in the use of IV curve tracers, power meters, infrared imaging, and data acquisition to monitor field performance. Serve as IEE solar and wind energy data resource and reporting coordinator. Create content, design, and maintain the NMSU SWTDI renewable energy web page. Support Sandia National Laboratories with the DOE SunShot Initiative to bring down the cost of photovoltaic systems and installations for the American solar market. Developed and installed a Data Acquisition System (DAS) for Sandia National Laboratories for PV systems monitoring using National Instruments wireless technology in This system is used to monitor performance for the 19 MW SunEdison Great Sandhills Solar Plant in Alamosa Colorado. Assisted with the installation of a 20 kwp grid-connected PV array with a one-axis tracking system at the Southwest Region Solar Experiment Station on NMSU Central Campus in Conducted monthly wind data analysis for NMSU Agricultural Science Center at Clovis and written annual reports and windfarm modeling with WindPro software from Completed certification for the the WindPro Software Course in Minnesota in Assisted with the design and construction of a DAS to monitor PV battery charging station performance for Miskito indian villages in the Waspam for the World Bank as part of the Programa de Electrificación Rural de Zonas Aisladas (PERZA) for the Nicaraguan Energy Commission (2007). Assisted NMSU international program with the student renewable energy team for National Science Foundation Partnerships collaboration with Monterrey Tech Chihuahua from Provided support to Task 2 (Photovoltaic Systems) for the WERC International Environmental Design Contest from Supported the DOE Solar America Initiative as part of the DOE National Solar Energy Technology Program for Sandia National Laboratories with various PV development activities including system design and modeling from Provide technical support to California Completed site selection and installation of three 50-meter solar and wind energy meteorological towers on Otero Mesa at Fort Bliss for the U.S. Department of Defense in New Mexico from Helped design and install 6 kwp grid-connected PV array at the Southwest Environmental Center in Assisted with the installation of an 18 kwp grid-connected PV Parking Structure at the NMSU Student Health Center in Conducted research and analysis on the performance of PV systems using Cadmium Telluride thin film modules in hot and humid climates such as in Morelos, Mexico for Sandia National Laboratories and presented findings at the American Solar Energy Association national conference in Denver in Investigated for Sandia National Laboratories on the global usage of the National Electrical Code for Photovoltaic Systems Article 690 in 2005.
2 Conducted research and studies for the United Nations Development Program in Mexico on integrating distributed wind energy as an element to diversify the farmer s economical base in Mexico, including environmental impacts of wind farms Served as an engineer and instructor from for the USAID/DOE Mexico Renewable Energy Program assisting FIRCO/SAGARPA with solar and wind energy training courses in Mexico and New Mexico. Also conducted performance field testing of nine PV water pumping systems installed in Mexico. Assisted with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Wind Energy Applications Training Symposium in 2003, 2006, and Also translated NREL wind energy technical documents into Spanish. Evaluated new solid state (LED) lighting technologies for use with PV systems for Sandia National Labs from Department Chief, Renewable Energy Directorate Mexico City, Mexico Mexican National Energy Savings Commission (CONAE) Conducted a feasibility study to evaluate the wind energy potential in a region of the State of Chihuahua. Conducted a feasibility study to determine the wind energy potential in the City of Pachuca area. Conducted three feasibility studies to determine the electric potential generation using biogas energy from three different landfills in the Mexico City area. Wrote the draft of the Mexican Standard for Flat Solar Collectors. Responsible of the Renewable Energy Section in the Conae s web site. Academic Instruction Instructor: Wind Turbine Technology and Windfarm Development courses, Renewable Energy Master s Degree Program, Secretary of Public Education, internet course for more than 100 universities ( ). Instructor: Electricity and Basic Electronics including for PV systems (OEES-105) at NMSU Doña Ana Branch Community College (Fall 2010). Instructor: Renewable Energy Course, Research and Technological Assistance Center for the leather and the Shoes A.C. Leon, Gto. Mexico (September 2002) Instructor: Renewable energy Block in the Graduate class of "Rational Use and Efficiency Energy", Technological University of Queretaro, Queretaro, Qro., Mexico (2001) Instructor: CONAE Energy Renewable Methodologies, PV Systems and Solar Hot Water in 18 cities ( ). Instructor: Basic Concepts of Thermodynamics ", in the Graduate class of "Rational Use and Efficiency Energy", División de Estudios Superiores del Centro Universitario México. (1999) Teaching Assistant in the Advanced Economic Project Evaluation course, supporting Ing. Luis Fernández González, Subject Titular, checking student homework and exams (1996)
3 Education Continuing education New Mexico State University SPCD 403. Academic Writing/Graduate Unit (NMSU) SPCD 403. Public Speaking/Graduate Unit (NMSU) ME 249. Thermodynamics (NMSU) MS Degree in Energy Engineering BS Degree in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Language Skills: Spanish (Native) English (Professional Proficiency) German (Basic)
4 Selected Seminars Presenter, XXVIII Solar Energy Week: Evaluación de la Confiabilidad de los Sistemas Fotovoltaicos Domésticos SOLISTO a Cinco Años de su Instalación en el Estado de Chihuahua", Oaxaca, Oaxaca, México (October, 2004). XXVI Mexican Solar Energy Conference, presenting: Pilot Project for the Promotion of Use of Solar Water Heaters in the Residential Sector ", Chetumal, Q.R. México. (November, 2002) Financing options for renewable energy in the Mexican rural sector, SEPCo-Phase 2 (November, 2002) POWER MEX T&D WORLD EXPO MEXICO 2002 (September, 2002) 1st. Minihydro International Fair, Orizaba Ver., Mexico (August, 2002) Regional Seminar of Opportunities for the Sustainable Development through the renewable energy, Guanajuato, Gto., México. (June, 2002) Workshop: Minihydro Projects for the Sustainable Development, Veracruz, México. (April, 2002) Dialogue Meeting on Enhancing Renewable Energy Investments in Mexico through Green Pricing and a Clean Energy Investment Fund, México, Distrito Federal (March, 2002) V Congreso de la Asociación Mexicana para la Economía Energética, presenting: Propuesta de modelo de toma de decisiones para electrificación rural (May, 2002) Renewable Energy Regional Seminar, presenting two papers: Calentadores Solares y su aplicación en el sector doméstico y Aprovechamiento del biogás generado en rellenos sanitarios, Chihuahua, Chih., (December, 2001) Regional Seminar: Cogeneration, Renewable Energy and investment funds for energy efficiency programs, presenting two papers: Metodologías de Energías Renovables de la Conae, Sistemas Fototovoltaicos y Sistemas Solares de Calentamiento de Aguas para aplicación Doméstica y Acciones de promoción para energías renovables, Tampico, Tamps. (December, 2001) Participant, Rural Electrification with Hybrid systems generation, Quito, Ecuador (November, 2001). Presenter, XXV Solar Energy Week: Outstanding Aspects of Wind Energy from Windpower 2001", San Luis Potosí, S.L.P., México (October, 2001). Regional Seminar of Opportunities for the Sustainable Development through the renewable energy, presenting: Aprovechamiento del biogás generado en rellenos sanitarios, Querétaro, Qro., México (October, 2001) Best Practices on Renewable Energy: Market Development", Mexico (June, 2001) Windpower 2001, Washington, D.C. (June, 2001) 60th Meeting of the Solar PACES Executive Committee, Mexico (May, 2001) XXI Semana Nacional de la Asociación de Técnicos y Profesionistas en Aplicación Energética, presenting " Applications of renewable energy" Mexico (March, 2001) Workshop: Medio Ambiente y Reforma Fiscal, Comisión de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, de la LVIII Legislatura de la Cámara de Diputados y la Comisión de Medio Ambiente, Recursos Naturales y Pesca de la LVIII Legislatura de la Cámara de Senadores. Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas, UNAM, Ciudad Universitaria, México, Distrito Federal (April, 2001) Participant, Colloquium on Windpower Development at La Ventosa, Oaxaca, Oaxaca, México. (October, 2000). Millennium Solar Forum 2000, México, Distrito Federal (September, 2000) POWER MEX T&D WORLD EXPO MÉXICO 2000, (April) XXIII Week of Solar Energy, presenting, Aprovechamiento energético del biogas generado en rellenos sanitarios, Morelia, Mich., México (October, 1999) 5 Cogeneration and Self-supply International Seminar 1999 (May, 1999) 2 Solar heat water Forum (April, 1999) 4 Cogeneration International Congress (June, 1998) "Automotive Design" organized by Barcelona Centre de Technologies (December, 2000) Solar Refrigeration for the 22 nd Week of Solar Energy (September, 1998) Energy Demand and Diagnostics, organized by ATPAE (June, 1997) Energy Saving in Electric Motors, organized by ATPAE (October, 1996) Technical Redaction in Spanish (June, 1996)
5 Software Skills WINDPRO (windfarm development analysis) HOMER (renewable energy hybrid systems analysis) SAM (DOE solar advisor model) RETSCREEN (renewable energy projects analysis) LabView Windows and Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Autocad 2000 Dreamweaver, Mozilla, Sharepoint, and other website software SELECTED PUBLICATIONS Sanchez, J., D. Benavidez, Z. Mills, R. Foster, M. Gómez, et al, Borderlands Renewable Energy Development, and Fault Analaysis for a Wind Power Plant for One Year of Observation, posters, WERC 18 th International Environmental Design Contest, Final NSF Project Showcase First Place Award for Best Poster, Las Cruces, New Mexico, April 6-9, Ley, D., R. Foster, L. Estrada, M. Gómez, Energías Renovables en Nicaragua: Proyecto de Electrificación en Zonas Aisladas, ANES, Zacatecas, Zacatecas, Mexico, October 4, Sanchez, J., R. Foster, D. Benavidez, Z. Mills, M. Gómez, L. Estrada, et al US-Mexico Borderlands Wind Energy Development, Windpower 2007 Conference, American Wind Energy Association, Los Angeles, California, June 3, Foster, R. and M. Gómez, V. Gupta, A. Sanchez-Juarez, J. Ortega Cruz, and J. C. Rojas, Field Testing of CdTe PV Modules in Mexico, Paper A237, Solar 2006, American Solar Energy Society, Denver, Colorado, July 11, Foster, R. E., M. Gómez, A. Sánchez-Juárez, J. Ortega Cruz, J.C. Rosas, V. Gupta Field Testing of CdTe PV Modules in Year Round Hot and Humid Climates, DOE Solar Program Review Meeting 2005, Denver, Colorado, November 7-10, Foster, R. E., M. Gómez, A. Sánchez-Juárez, J. Ortega Cruz, J.C. Rosas, V. Gupta, Prueba de Campo en el Estado de Morelos de Módulos Fotovoltaicos CdTe [CdTe PV Module Field Tests in Morelos State], 29 th Semana Nacional de Energía Solar, ANES, Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, México, October 4-6, Cota, A. D., R. E. Foster, M. Gómez, O. Montufar, A. Romero Paredes Rubio, L. Ojinaga, C. Rovero, M. Ross, V. Gupta, C. Hanley, Evaluación de 10 Años de Operación de Sistemas Fotovoltaios de Bombeo de Agua en México [Ten Year Reliability Assessment of PV Water Pumping Systems in Mexico], ISES Latin American Regional Conference, ISES, ANES, FIRCO, Guanajuato, Mexico, November 10, Foster, R., L. Estrada, V. Gupta, C. Hanley, M. Gómez, Five Year Reliability Assessment of SunWize PV Systems in Mexico, DOE Solar Program Review Meeting 2004, Denver, Colorado, October 25-28, Foster, R., A. Cota, M. Gómez, V. Gupta, M. Ross, C. Hanley, Ten Year Reliability Assessment of PV Water Pumping Systems in Mexico, DOE Solar Program Review Meeting 2004, Denver, Colorado, October 25-28, 2004.
6 Foster, R. E., L. Estrada, M. Gómez, A. Cota, Evaluación de la Confiabilidad de los Sistemas Fotovoltaicos Domésticos de Iluminación SOLISTO a Cinco Años de su Instalación en el Estado de Chihuahua [Reliability Evaluation of Domestic SOLISTO PV Lighting Systems Five Years After Installation in the State of Chihuahua], AR27-02, 12 th International Symposium on Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems, SolarPACES, 28 th Semana Nacional de Energía Solar, ANES, SENER, Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico, October 4-8, pp Gómez, M., Pilot Project for promoting the use of Solar Water Heaters in Mexico s Residential Sector, 2002, ANES XXV Solar Energy Week at Chetumal, October, 2002 Gómez, M., Outstanding Aspects of Wind Energy from Windpower 2001, ANES XXV Solar Energy Week at San Luis Potosi, October SELECTED TECHNICAL REPORTS Gómez, M, R. Foster, Wind Monthly Performance Reports for the NMSUs Agricultural Science Center at Clovis, NM, Wind Monitoring Project. Sixty Two (62) reports submitted on a monthly basis to the Agricultural Science Center at Clovis (November 2006 December 2011) Gómez, M, Wind Yearly Performance Reports for the Agricultural Science Center at Clovis, NM, Wind Monitoring Project. Five (5) reports submitted at the beginning of each year using data from the previous year. ( ) Gómez, M., R. Foster, R. Martínez, La Integración de la Generación Eoloeléctrica Dentro de la Diversificación de las Actividades Productivas del Sector Rural Mexicano [Windfarm Productive Uses Integration for the Mexican Rural Sector], Report submitted to United Nations Development Program, Instituto de Investigaciones Eléctricas, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico, December 1, 2006, 41 p. Gómez, M., R. Foster, M. Rodríguez, R. Martínez, Instalaciones Eoloeléctricas Mundiales y Impactos Sobre la Avifauna [Global Windfarm Installations and Fauna Impacts], report submitted to United Nations Development Program, Instituto de Investigaciones Eléctricas, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico, July 21, 2006, 55 p. Foster, R. E.,M. Gómez, K. Starcher, V. Nelson, Market and Technical Barriers for Small Scale Remote Power Distributed Wind Applications, report submitted to NREL, Golden, Colorado, April 5, 2006, 19 p. Starcher, K., V. Nelson, R. E. Foster, M. Gómez, Market and Technical Barriers for Farm, Industry, and Small Business Distributed Wind Applications, report submitted to NREL, Golden, Colorado, April 5, 2006, 19 p. Foster, R. E. and M. Gómez, Photovoltaic LEDs and Life Cycle Costs for Off-Grid Homes, report submitted to Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, January 12, Foster, R. E., M. Gómez, V. Gupta, A. Sánchez, J. Ortega, C. Rosas, Field Test of First Solar PV Modules in Morelos, Mexico, report submitted to Sandia, Las Cruces, New Mexico, June, 2005.
7 Foster, R. E., M. Gómez, V. Gupta, Photovoltaics and the National Electrical Code Overseas, report submitted to Sandia, Las Cruces, New Mexico, March, Gómez, M., Marquez, F., National Potential Saving of L.P. Gas through Large Scale Use of Solar Water Heaters in Mexico. CONAE, 1997.