Adewale A. Adesanya
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Hi! I am young researcher and advocate for sustainable future nexus energy, food and water. As a current PhD student Michigan Tech in the Environmental and Energy Policy Program [1], my research interests lie on policy modelling for energy transition to 100 percent renewable energy resources and development sustainable cities and communities. Also, I have been working as Teaching Assistant since August 2018 in the Social Science Department at MTU for the courses; Global Issue (UN 1025), Environment and Society (SS 2300) and Introduction to Sociology (SS 2700). I have also serve as guest lecturer for many courses on campus, delivering seminars and tutorials on sustainable future, energy system modelling in HOMER Grid etc. I am looking forward to collaborative research on interdisciplinary issues on sustainability, spanning technology, policy and project development. Webpage [2] [3]


Biography[edit | edit source]


Adewale Adesanya is a young energy expert and researcher with zest for sustainable and clean energy systems development in the context of technology, management and policy dimensions. He is currently a PhD student at Michigan Technological University in the Environmental and Energy Policy Program with research focusing on multi-level perspectives to and feasibility of 100 percent renewable electricity in Michigan's Upper Peninsula region. Adewale has over seven years of industrial working and researching experience across the globe, including U.S.A, Germany, Scotland, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Tuvalu among others in the oil and gas, renewable energy and public service regulatory sectors. He has published and still publishing several of his works in top tier energy journals on clean and renewable energy adoption for households, industrial, community, regional and national applications. Adewale enjoys using various public platforms to advocate for energy transition, climate change mitigation and sustainable development, one of which was his presentation and press conference at the 25th conference of party (COP25) of UNFCCC in Madrid, Spain. He holds a Master of Engineering degree in Energy and Environmental Management from Europa Universität Flensburg, Germany and a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Production Engineering from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Adewale's research interest include policy development, designing and planning grid and off-grid energy system for communities, industries and households. His published works include "Economic viability of captive off-grid solar photovoltaic and diesel hybrid energy systems for the Nigerian private sector", "Impact Assessment of Nigerian Private Sector Investment on Captive Power Generation from Solar PV and Diesel Hybrid System" and "Affordable Heating from Hydro (100kW) and Wind (500kW) Power for Durness Community, Scotland". Others are 81kWp load and system sizing and energy design of solar PV and diesel generator hybrid system for a school complex in Ghana; 1MW wind power and 500kW ground mounted PV for Marsarbit county, Kenya; Design and Manufacturing of Ice Making Machine with Automatic Power Backup (B.Sc. project and dissertation).


Research Interests[edit | edit source]


  • 100% Renewable Electricity for cities and communities
  • Renewable Energy Technology Adoption
  • Energy Policy and Justice
  • Community Energy Development
  • Sustainable Energy Systems Modelling
  • Climate Change
  • Energy Efficiency

Skill Set[edit | edit source]


  • Proficient at energy system modelling using HOMER Pro, PVSol and ARCGIS (for hydrological analysis)
  • Experienced user of Microsoft Project for project planning, control and management
  • Microsoft office tools (Excel, Powerpoint and Word)
  • Qualitative research analysis using Grounded Theory
  • Quantitative research - SPSS, Excel etc.

Journal Publications[edit | edit source]


  • Adesanya, A. A., & Pearce, J. M. (2019). Economic viability of captive off-grid solar photovoltaic and diesel hybrid energy systems for the Nigerian private sector. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 114, 109348.
  • Adesanya, A. A., & Schelly, C. (2019). Solar PV-diesel hybrid systems for the Nigerian private sector: An impact assessment. Energy Policy, 132, 196-207.
  • Adesanya, A. A., Sidortsov, R. V., & Schelly, C. (2020). Act locally, transition globally: Grassroots resilience, local politics, and five municipalities in the United States with 100% renewable electricity. Energy Research & Social Science, 67, 101579.