Dr. David Ato Quansah

Senior Lecturer

Dept: Mechanical Engineering
Rm328 Petroleum Building, College of Engineering

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Research Areas/Interests

Solar Photovoltaic System Design, Performance Monitoring, Regression Models and Economics. Financing Models for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficienc...~more



    1. David A. Quansah and Muyiwa S. Adaramola (2018). Ageing and Degradation in Solar Photovoltaic Modules: An Assessment of 16-year-old modules installed in Northern Ghana. Solar Energy, Volume 173 (2018), pages 834–847. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2018.08.021
    2. David A. Quansah and Muyiwa S. Adaramola (2019). Assessment of early degradation and performance loss in five co-located solar photovoltaic module technologies installed in Ghana using performance ratio time-series regression. Renewable Energy Volume 131, February 2019, Pages 900-910. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960148118309145
    3. David A. Quansah and Muyiwa S. Adaramola (2018). Comparative study of performance degradation in poly- and mono-crystalline-Si solar PV modules deployed in different applications. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy Volume 43, Issue 6, February 2018, Pages 3092–3109. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2017.12.156
    4. David A. Quansah, Muyiwa S. Adaramola, Emmanuel K. Anto (2017). Cost-competitiveness of distributed grid-connected solar photovoltaics in Ghana: case study of a 4 kWp polycrystalline system. Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, Volume 19, Issue 10, pp 2431–2442. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10098-017-1432-z
    5. Muyiwa S Adaramola, David A Quansah, Samuel S Paul, Martin Agelin-Chaab (2017). Multipurpose Renewable Energy Resources based Hybrid Energy System for Remote Community in Northern Ghana. Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments (Volume 22, Pages 161-170). http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2213138817300954 .
    6. David A. Quansah, Muyiwa S. Adaramola, George K Appiah, Isaac A. Edwin (2017). Performance analysis of different grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) system technologies with combined capacity of 20 kW located in humid tropical climate. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy Volume 42, Issue 7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2016.10.119
    7. Quansah, David Ato; Woangbah, Saviour; Anto, Emmanuel K; Akowuah, Emmanuel; Muyiwa S. Adaramola (2017). Techno-Economics of Solar PV-Diesel Hybrid Power Systems for Off-grid Outdoor Base Transceiver Stations in Ghana. International Journal of Energy for a Clean Environment Volume 18, 2017 Issue 1. http://dx.doi.org/10.1615/InterJEnerCleanEnv.2017019537
    8. David A. Quansah, Muyiwa S. Adaramola, Gabriel Takyi, Isaac A. Edwin (2017). Reliability and Degradation of Solar PV Modules—Case Study of 19-Year-Old Polycrystalline Modules in Ghana. Technologies 2017, 5(2), 22. http://www.mdpi.com/2227-7080/5/2/22/htm
    9. David A. Quansah, Muyiwa S Adaramola, Lena D Mensah (2016). Solar Photovoltaics in sub-Saharan Africa - Addressing Barriers, Unlocking Potential. Energy Procedia 106 (2016) 97 – 110. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1876610216316666
    10. David A. Quansah, Muyiwa S. Adaramola, Isaac A. Edwin, Emmanuel K. Anto (2016). An Assessment of Grid-Charged Inverter-Battery Systems for Domestic Applications in Ghana. Journal of Solar Energy, Volume 2016 (2016). http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/5218704
    11. David A. Quansah and Muyiwa S Adaramola (2016). Economic Assessment of a-Si and CIS Thin Film Solar PV Technologies in Ghana. Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments (Elsevier), Volume 18, pages 164–174. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2213138816301308
    12. King, R. S., Amponsah, O., & Quansah, D. A. (2012). Productive Uses of Energy in Enterprises in Slums in Ghana. International Journal of Social Science Tomorrow, Vol. 1 No. 5. http://ijsst.com/issue/546.pdf
    13. Antwi E., Edem B. C., Quansah D. A., Arthur R., Ahiekpor J. (2010). Ghana's biofuels policy: challenges and the way forward. International Journal of Energy and Environment (IJEE) Volume 1, Issue 5, 2010 pp.805-814. http://www.ijee.ieefoundation.org/vol1/issue5/IJEE_06_v1n5.pdf


    1. David A. Quansah, M. S. Adaramola and G.Takyi (2016). Preliminary Assessment of Degradation in Field-Aged Multi-Crystalline Silicon PV Modules Installed in Hot-Humid Climate of Mid Ghana. 32nd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EUPVSEC), 20 - 24 June 2016, Munich Germany. http://www.eupvsec-proceedings.com/proceedings?paper=38517
    2. Muyiwa S Adaramola and David A. Quansah (2016). Comparative Performance Analysis of Two Small-Scale Grid-Connected Solar PV Systems under Tropical and Temperate Weather Conditions. International Conference of Mechanical Engineering, Energy Technology and Management (IMEETMCon 2016), Theme: Green Technology, Energy Systems and Environmental Protection for Sustainable Development. 7th – 9th September, 2016. University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.
    3. David A Quansah, Muyiwa S Adaramola, Lena D Mensah (2016). Solar PV in Africa - Realities to Confront! Energy Economics Iberian Conference, 4-5 February 2016, Lisbon, Portugal. (ISBN digital version: 978-989-97531-4-3), p453 - 462. http://www.eeic2016.isel.pt/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/EEIC-2016-Proceedings-1.pdf
    1. David A. Quansah, George K Appiah, Muyiwa S. Adaramola (2015). Performance analysis of different types of grid-tied solar PV technologies in tropical climate. 14th International Conference on Clean Energy (ICCE 2015); 27th Sept 2015 - 1st Oct 2015. Saskatoon, Canada. p25 http://stemstates.org/assets/files/Book%20Abstracts%20-%20ICCE2015.pdf
    2. Quansah, D. A. (2015) Solar Energy in Africa – Experiences from Ghana. Africa Solar Conference 2015, 25th – 27th June 2015, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. http://www.2ie-edu.org/assets/4_David-A-Quansah-AfricaSolar-Presentation.pdf
    1. Feldmann C., Dube N., Muriuki N. S., Quansah D. A., Brookings G., van Dyk E., Nelson J. (2014). Deploying thin-film photovoltaics in rural Africa: design, cost, and potential. Southern African Solar Energy Conference ( SASEC 2014), 27th - 29th Jan 2014, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
    2. Quansah D. A. (2012). ECOWAS regional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Capacity Needs Assessment – Country Studies. IOREC/IRENA Capacity Needs Assessments for Rural Electrification, Accra, Ghana. (2 Nov 2012). http://www.irena.org/documentdownloads/2012/november/capacityneedsassessments/background_and_agenda.pdf
    3. Quansah D. A. (2011). RE Partnership among higher educational institutions in Ghana and Burkina Faso. IRENA/NREL Workshop on Best Practices in International Renewable Energy Technology Cooperation, 21 – 23 November 2011, Golden Colorado. http://www.irena.org/DocumentDownloads/events/IRENA_NREL_WORKSHOP/Best_Practices_WS_programm_agenda.pdf
    4. Bensah, E.C, Ahiekpor J.C., Antwi, E., Arthur, R., and Quansah D. A., (2010). Improving Sanitation in Ghana: The Role of Sanitary Biogas Plants. Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Applied Research Conference of Koforidua Polytechnic, Koforidua, Ghana; May, 2010.

    Technical Reports

    1. UNEP (2016). Ghana Strategy Proposal - Realizing solar PV projects in a cross-border power supply context. Authors: Mensah L. D., Quansah D. A., Kemausuor F., Quarm E., Kumi E. N., Appiah G. and Yeboah S. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Geneva.http://www.unep.org/newscentre/default.aspx?DocumentID=27071&ArticleID=36144#sthash.yiG1sVGX.dpuf
    2. UNEP (2015). Ghana Solar Export Potential Study. Authors: Mensah L. D., Quansah D. A., Narh E., Nyarko E. K and Osei-Fosu A. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Geneva. http://www.unep.org/greeneconomy/Portals/88/documents/reports/Ghana%20Solar%20Export%20Potential%20Study_report-web_final.pdf
    3. AFREC (2015). Technical Guide for the Design, Installation, Operation and Maintenance of Grid Connected Small Wind Farm in Africa. Authors: Ramde E. W., Addo A., Quansah D. A., Essandoh E. O., Osei E. Y., Nyarko D. O., Owusu-Kusi E. African Energy Commission (AFREC), Algiers.
    4. AFREC (2014). Design and Installation Guidelines for Solar PV Based Mini-grids in Africa. Authors: Ramde E. W., Addo A., Edwin Adjei, Quansah D. A., Asumanu-Yeboa K., Quarm E., Fordjour F. A. African Energy Commission (AFREC), Algiers.
    5. ECREEE (2013). A Study of Capacity Needs for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in the ECOWAS Member States – Regional Report. Authors: Sempore F, Coulibaly Y, Quansah D. A., Barbosa A. Ahiekpor J. ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), Praia.
    6. World Bank (2011). Energy Access and Productive Uses for the Urban Poor - Ghana Scoping Study. Authors: Brew-Hammond A., Akuffo F. O., King R. S., Quansah D. A., Ohemeng-Dapaah S., Amponsah O., Eshun D. and Antobere A. World Bank ESMAP, Washington D. C.http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2011/11/16928792/energy-access-productive-uses-urban-poor 
    7. ECREEE/UNIDO (2010). Potential, Opportunities and Barriers for the Deployment and Usage of Solar Energy Technologies and Services in West Africa. Authors: Quansah D. A., Ramde E. W. and ECREEE Secretariat. http://www.ecreee.org/sites/default/files/event-att/ecreee_discussion_paper_on_solar_energy_en.pdf

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