Elena van Hove

B.S. Electrical Engineering (Purdue University)

+49 (0)30 1208 434 0

C-BEAR+ Fellow


Elena van Hove is a Fellow within the C-BEAR+ Program at RLI from July 2020 until July 2021. She is enrolled in the master’s degree program at Arizona State University at the School of Sustainability. She is currently also the head of the Off-Grid cohort at the Laboratory for Energy And Power Solutions (LEAPS). Elena received her bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering at Purdue University.

In the context of the C-BEAR+ fellowship program, Elena will be working on how productive loads contribute to the sustainability of off-grid mini-grid projects specifically in Sub-Saharan Africa. She will analyze how productive energy usage affects the financial viability of projects for mini-grid developers while still providing socio-economic benefits to communities.