School of Geography

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Kwabena Amponsah Gyan-Amponsah

PhD Researcher,


Teaching Summary

Course Demonstrator for Environment, Development and Livelihoods in the School of Geography

Research Summary

Solar photovoltaic (PV) - diesel hybrid mini-grid systems and its applicability in improving electricity access in developing countries; the case of rural Ghana.

The research sets out to examine the factors that influence the energy needs, choices and priorities of households and communities in remote locations in Ghana without electricity access. This offers an opportunity to gain information on the energy situation and needs in these locations to explore the feasibility of providing electricity access using off-grid solutions such as Solar PV-diesel hybrid mini-grid electrical systems. The study goes further to examine the status of development and adoption of renewable energy in Ghana, with emphasis on hybrid mini-grids for off-grid electrification, as a viable alternative to facilitate the achievement of country-wide electrification.

School of Geography

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University of Nottingham
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