The Afterlife of Solar

In the past decade, there has been a huge increase in the availability of solar-powered products in Sub-Saharan Africa. UNSW Associate Professor Paul Munro and PhD candidate Shanil Samarakoon investigate the implications of the boom for consumers, product lifecycles and waste. 

The Afterlife of Solar: a film by UNSW Sydney, with support from UNSW Digital Grid Futures Institute, UNSW Scientia Program, Mzuzu University Malawi, and Zuwa Energy Malawi. We're the official channel for the wonderful community members of UNSW Sydney, a brilliantly located university between the coast and the city. 

UNSW has ust released a new short film (8 minutes) on Off-grid Solar Waste in Malawi. It was created as a collaboration with Shanil Samarakoon, Story X Design, Mzuzu University, Zuwa Energy among many others. The film was based on research carried out in 2020 and the link for the film is here:

UNSW Sydney is one of Australia's leading research and teaching universities. We're a welcoming community, promoting lasting knowledge and creating an academic environment where outstanding students and scholars from around the world can be inspired to excel in their programs of study and research.