School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

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Chrispin joined Loughborough University in October 2017 as a PhD Research Student at The Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST), which is within the Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering. Before starting his PhD, Chrispin obtained an MSc in Renewable Energy Systems Technology in 2015 from Loughborough University and BSc in Renewable Energy Technologies in 2008 from Mzuzu University in Malawi. His research interest is in energy storage for electricity generation from renewable energy systems.

A study of the impacts of operating environments on battery energy storage for the sustainability of solar photovoltaic electricity generation to enhance energy access in the Sub-Saharan Africa: A case study of Malawi.

Energy storage is one of the major challenges faced in the promotion of electricity generation from renewable energy systems such as solar photovoltaics in developing countries, a case of Malawi. The study aims to develop a battery energy storage delivery model taking account of operating environments, for implementation of solar PV systems in Malawi to enhance access to clean, affordable and reliable electricity for development. This will lead to improvement of electricity generation from renewable energy technologies, contributing to quality of living standards of people in the rural areas in Malawi who have no fundamental hope of accessing grid electricity.