Mr Aran Eales

Research Associate

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Personal statement

A skilled and knowledgeable researcher and consultant with proven competency and experience in research and project management of decentralised renewable energy projects in developing countries. Research expertise and interests in market assessment methodologies and community driven initiatives for energy access in the global South. Track record of delivering international and cross disciplinary research and implementation projects on energy access, specifically in sub Saharan Africa. Broad knowledge of renewable energy, international development and environmental sustainability linked to engineering and education.


Decentralization : the key to accelerating access to distributed energy services in sub-Saharan Africa?
Zalengera Collen, To Long Seng, Sieff Richard, Mohr Alison, Eales Aran, Cloke Jon, Buckland Hannah, Brown Ed, Blanchard Richard, Batchelor Simon
Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences Vol 10, pp. 270-289 (2020)
Sustainability of solar PV energy kiosks for off-grid energy access : Malawi case study
Frame Damien, Dauenhauer Peter, Eales Aran, Galloway Stuart
2019 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference 2019 (2020)
Sustainability evaluation of community-based, solar photovoltaic projects in Malawi
Dauenhauer Peter M, Frame Damien, Eales Aran, Strachan Scott, Galloway Stuart, Buckland Hannah
Energy, Sustainability and Society Vol 10 (2020)
Assessing the market for solar photovoltaic (PV) microgrids in Malawi
Eales Aran, Alsop Alfred, Frame Damien, Strachan Scott, Galloway Stuart
Hapres Journal of Sustainability Research Vol 2 (2020)
Techno-economic analysis of PAYG productive uses of energy in Malawi
Smith Kyle, Eales Aran, Frame Damien, Galloway Stuart
IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference 2019 (2019)
Experiences from deploying solar PV energy businesses in rural Malawi
Frame Damien, Dauenhauer Peter, Eales Aran, Galloway Stuart
Energising the Sustainable Development Goals Through Appropriate Technology and Governance (2019)

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Enhancing Governance, Advocacy, Growth, And Energy In Dedza (Engaged) Programme District Energy Audit
Eales, Aran (Principal Investigator)
Concern Universal secured funding through Irish Aid to implement the Enhancing Governance, Advocacy, Growth, and Energy in Dedza (ENGAGED) Programme, which aims to contribute to attainment of a strong evidence-based foundation for future programming and increased resilience and improved wellbeing in Dedza district, Malawi. The energy audit contained in this report is one of the specific objectives of ENGAGED to undertake a wide range of TA and district-level social, economic, livelihood and vulnerability assessments. A multidisciplinary research methodology was employed utilising a variety of data collection and analysis tools including a literature review, surveys conducted for household, business and facilities in 4 TAs across Dedza, focus group discussions and expert interviews. Recommendations have been given for interventions CU can undertake to achieve low carbon energy access across the district of Dedza.
01-Jan-2015 - 01-Jan-2016
Community Energy Malawi
Eales, Aran (Principal Investigator) Frame, Damien (Principal Investigator) Buckland, Hannah (Principal Investigator) Strachan, Scott (Co-investigator)

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Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Technology Innovation Centre

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