Sarah Berendes

B. Sc. Energy and Process Engineering (TU Berlin)

+49 (0)30 1208 434 66

Student assistant


Sarah is enrolled in the master’s program Renewable Energy Systems at TU Berlin and works as a student assistant at the Photovoltaic-Institute Berlin. At RLI, she is working together with the research field Off-Grid Systems since June 2017. Sarah is writing her master’s thesis on open-source software in the field of hybrid-mini-grid design.

The research project is based on a partnership between the Photovoltaic-Institute Berlin and the RLI. It aims to improve scientific standards (e.g. transparency and reproducibility) and to reduce existing barriers within the scope of hybrid-mini-grid design. In this research, Sarah will use the Open Energy Modeling Framework (oemof), co-developed by RLI, in order to develop software that is adapted to the special requirements of islands and remote areas.