Images of Research: Hope for humanity

Solar power to the people

Category: Hope for humanity


Solar panels in the foreground, small buildings with rooftop solar panels in the background, in Malawi

800m people don't have access to electricity, mostly in Sub-Saharan Africa. Solar microgrids offer low-carbon, affordable and reliable electricity access to communities unlikely to receive a grid connection in the near future. Working with local partners, we installed this solar microgrid in Malawi, providing significant benefits to the local community. Our ongoing research outputs will also inform recommendations to scale this technology, to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 7.

Entrant: Aran Eales , Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Copyright: Aran Eales

Funding: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), grant no: EP/R51178x/1 and the Scottish Government [MAL/18/0-UoS]

Collaborators: Damian Frame, United Purpose Malawi


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