Research StaffPhD/ MSc Rebekah Shirley

Rebekah Shirley is a Post-​​Doctoral Researcher at RAEL. She com­pleted her doc­toral stud­ies in the Energy and Resources Group in 2015. She pre­vi­ously obtained a MSc. Energy and Resources (2011) and a MSc. Civil Engi­neer­ing at UC Berke­ley (2011). Her doc­toral and post-​​doctoral research focuses on dis­trib­uted renew­able energy (DRE) tech­nolo­gies and design­ing inte­grated mod­el­ing frame­works to sup­port energy plan­ning in emerg­ing economies with a focus on South­east Asia, Africa and island regions.

As a researcher at RAEL Rebekah has con­ducted fea­si­bil­ity stud­ies, built impact cal­cu­la­tors and designed energy sys­tems for clients across Latin Amer­ica and the Caribbean, South­east Asia and the Pacific. She has worked with the National Renew­able Energy Lab­o­ra­tory (NREL), the U.S. Depart­ment of Energy (DOE) and USAID. Rebekah is a Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia Chancellor’s Fel­low and has won grants from orga­ni­za­tions such as the DOE and the Rain­for­est Foun­da­tion that sup­port her work.

Rebekah is also cur­rently the Direc­tor of Research at Power For All, a global edu­ca­tion and advo­cacy ini­tia­tive founded by energy access prac­ti­tion­ers and imple­menters to advance renew­able solu­tions for uni­ver­sal energy access. Rebekah over­sees the devel­op­ment of Power For All’s Plat­form for Energy Access Knowl­edge, an inter­ac­tive open-​​access research hub focused on decen­tral­ized energy technologies.

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