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Build and test a new design for a solar array to generate green energy

Solar Collection Array

We have designed a new type of solar collection array, and we have got all the parts required to build a single prototype unit. Up until this point, the work has all been theoretical, so we need to prove our concept works.

The project would require you to assemble the parts and prove the unit is effective. You would have to run preliminary tests to prove the test rig and unit work. You will need to produce a comprehensive set of instructions to aid our engineers in the final testing of the unit.


Key skills and interests

  • Innovation
  • CAD systems
  • Microsoft Office
  • Strong communication
  • Solar energy
  • Renewable energy


Host company information

Experts in the design, supply and support of electrical rotating equipment. We operate in all area’s including and not limited to, Offshore, Tidal power generation, manufacturing facilities and many more.

We design bespoke electrical motors and generators as well as reverse engineering any obsolete equipment. Every project has it’s challenges and is different so it make for a really interesting work environment.

Address: 44 Rose Lane, Norwich, NR1 1PN
Key contact: Paul Ward

Visit the PPI Engineering Website for more information about the host company

CREST Awards

This project has been designed to help students achieve a GOLD Crest award. Download the CREST project guide to help you.

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CREST Project Guide PDF 459 KB Download