Velma Mukoro

Velma Mukoro


If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile


Velma Mukoro is a PhD researcher at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Research in the School of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Civil Engineering. Her research project on life cycle assessments of solar energy business models in Kenya quantifies the environmental impacts of manufacturing, transporting, using, and disposing solar photovoltaic systems implemented in on-grid and off-grid markets. The project evaluates the effectiveness of circular economy business models in mitigating the impacts of incumbents to inform decision-making at the micro and macro-level. Velma is collaborating with solar energy companies in Kenya to explore and co-create strategies that transform incumbent linear business models to deliver environmental value, satisfy customers' needs while remaining competitive and profitable.

Velma has experience in off-grid renewable energy in developing countries, working on areas such as policy and strategy, monitoring and evaluation, supporting pilot projects, capacity building, feasibility studies, and knowledge exchange.  She was an advisor for the 'Promotion of solar-hybrid mini-grids' (ProSolar) project which is implemented in Kenya by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development. 

Research interests

  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
  • Life Cycle Costs (LCC)
  • Renewable energy
  • Business models
  • Circular economy

My group

Dr Maria Sharmina, University of Manchester

Dr Alejandro Gallego-Schmid, University of Manchester

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Science, Renewable Energy, The University of Hull

21 Sep 201523 Sep 2016

Award Date: 30 Nov 2016

External positions

Project Advisor: Promotion of Solar Hybrid Mini Grids (ProSolar), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

2 Jan 201731 Aug 2018


Dive into the research topics where Velma Mukoro is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.
  • 1 Similar Profiles