Chris Kinally

University of Manchester

PhD Researcher


Chris’ research focuses on the life cycle assessment and technoeconomic assessment of off grid solar PV hubs for rural villages in Sub-Saharan Africa, focusing on Malawi. Chris is collaborating with the school of EEE to develop a sustainable design for the solar hubs, and also with the business school to develop a business model that can attract investment to deploy the technology. Chris has professional experience in commercialising solar PV, and academic experience in assessing how solar PV performs in the context of a circular economy. 


Research Interests 

Solar PV  

Circular Economy  

Sustainable development  

Thesis supervisor: Alejandro Gallego Schmid