CEANGAL

Community Based Decentralised Renewable Energy Systems and Supporting Structures for Improving Electricity Access in Low-Income Countries

Project Duration

3 Years

Funder

Irish Research Council (IRC) COALESCE Awarded & Department of Foreign Affairs

Start & End date

01/09/2021 - 01/12/2024

About CEANGAL

CEANGAL (Community Based Decentralised Renewable Energy Systems and Supporting Structures for Improving Electricity Access in Low-Income Countries) is a research project led by Dr Ehiaze Ehimen, of the Atlantic Technological University Sligo, in collaboration with Dr Esther Phiri from the Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences. The project will be carried out by researchers from both universities and Malawian stakeholders.

It is one of the five projects funded by the Irish Research Council as part of the COALESCE (Collaborative Alliances for Societal Challenges) 2021 program. The CEANGAL project puts forward an ambitious adaptable and replicable model to support activities and procurement, installation and ownership of renewable energy systems (RES), and provide support structures to ensure their continuous local operation and maintenance in low-income communities in Sub Saharan countries.

CEANGAL Project Team

Atlantic Technological University Sligo

Dr. Ehiaze Ehimen

CEANGAL Principal Investigator

Unnikrishnan Madhavan

Dissemination & Engagement

Paul McNama

Research Engineer & Data Officer

Gaye Edobor

Research Student

Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences

Dr. Esther Phiri

Co-Principal Investigator MUBAS

Yamikani Peter Sandula

Research Assistant

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CEANGAL project is sad to announce the sudden passing of Dr Esther Phiri. Dr Phiri was the project Co-PI, working in the Electrical Engineering Dept of MUBAS. 

Her unparalleled commitment and drive for community development & female empowerment will be sorely missed. 

May she rest in peace.