Dr Shanil Samarakoon
Research Associate

Dr Shanil Samarakoon

  • BCom (Monash University)
  • MCom (UNSW)
Engineering
Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering
  • Book Chapters | 2022
    Munro P; Jacome V; Samarakoon S, 2022, 'Off-Grid Enterprise: A Critical History of Small-Scale Off-Grid Solar in Sub-Saharan Africa', in Ojong N (ed.), Off-Grid Solar Electrification in Africa: A Critical Perspective, Palgrave MacMillan, Cham, pp. 25 - 64, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-13825-6_2
    Book Chapters | 2022
    Samarakoon S; Zalengera C, 2022, 'Framing Energy Justice: Perspectives from Malawi’s Off-Grid Solar Market', in Energy, Climate and the Environment, Springer International Publishing, pp. 167 - 196, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-13825-6_6
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Jenkins K; Samarakoon S; Munro P, 2019, 'Energy economics as an energy justice dilemma', in Routledge Handbook of Energy Economics, Routledge, pp. 317 - 327, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315459653-21
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Jenkins K; Samarakoon S; Munro P, 2019, 'Energy economics as an energy justice dilemma: Case studies of normative trade-offs in Malawi, Mexico and Germany', in Soytaş U; Sarı R (ed.), Routledge Handbook of Energy Economics, Routledge, London, pp. 317 - 328, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315459653
  • Journal articles | 2023
    Munro PG; Samarakoon S; Kearnes M; Paisley C, 2023, 'The right to repairable energy: A political ecology off-grid solar repair in Zambia', Political Geography, 106, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.polgeo.2023.102962
    Journal articles | 2022
    Manwaring K; Kearnes M; Morgan B; Munro P; Pala R; Samarakoon S, 2022, 'What does a right to repair tell us about our relationship with technology?', Alternative Law Journal, 47, pp. 179 - 179, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1037969X221108557
    Journal articles | 2022
    Munro P; Samarakoon S, 2022, 'Off-Grid Electrical Urbanism: Emerging Solar Energy Geographies in Ordinary Cities', Journal of Urban Technology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10630732.2022.2068939
    Journal articles | 2022
    Munro PG; Samarakoon S; Hansen UE; Kearnes M; Bruce A; Cross J; Walker S; Zalengera C, 2022, 'Towards a repair research agenda for off-grid solar e-waste in the Global South', Nature Energy, 8, pp. 1 - 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41560-022-01103-9
    Journal articles | 2022
    Samarakoon S; Munro P; Zalengera C; Kearnes M, 2022, 'The afterlives of off-grid solar: The dynamics of repair and e-waste in Malawi', Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 42, pp. 317 - 330, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eist.2022.01.009
    Journal articles | 2021
    Samarakoon S; Bartlett A; Munro P, 2021, 'Somewhat original: energy ethics in Malawi’s off-grid solar market', Environmental Sociology, 7, pp. 164 - 175, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23251042.2021.1893428
    Journal articles | 2020
    Munro PG; Samarakoon S; van der Horst GA, 2020, 'African energy poverty: A moving target', Environmental Research Letters, 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/abaf1a
    Journal articles | 2020
    Samarakoon S, 2020, 'The troubled path to ending darkness: Energy injustice encounters in Malawi's off-grid solar market', Energy Research and Social Science, 69, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2020.101712
    Journal articles | 2019
    Samarakoon S, 2019, 'A justice and wellbeing centered framework for analysing energy poverty in the Global South', Ecological Economics, 165, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2019.106385
    Journal articles | 2017
    Samarakoon S; Christiansen A; Munro PG, 2017, 'Equitable and Quality Education for All of Africa? The Challenges of Using ICT in Education', Perspectives on Global Development and Technology, 16, pp. 645 - 665, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/15691497-12341454
  • Reports | 2023
    Munro P; Samarakoon S; Ngwenya T; Kanyanga K; Keane J; McCloskey J; Mwale F, 2023, Off-Grid Solar Repair in Africa: from burden to opportunity, SolarAid, London
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2021
    Munro P; Samarakoon S, 2021, The Afterlife of Solar, UNSW, Published: 15 June 2021, Duration: 00"08"53, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Nzn2drTtA4
    Reports | 2021
    Yildiz B; Adams S; Samarakoon S; Stringer N; Bruce A; Macgill I, 2021, Curtailment and Network Voltage Analysis Study (CANVAS) Project Report, CRC RACE for 2030, https://www.racefor2030.com.au/publications/
    Conference Papers | 2021
    Yildiz B; Stringer N; Adams S; Samarakoon S; Bruce A; Macgill I; Sproul AB, 2021, 'Curtailment and network voltage analysis study', in 2021 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia, ISGT Asia 2021, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ISGTASIA49270.2021.9715652