Skip to content
Show Menu

Northumberland County Council

Investigate the effectiveness Northumberland County Council installing rooftop solar panels

Solar Energy Mapping

Northumberland County Council declared a climate emergency in 2019 and has an ambition for the county of Northumberland to be net-zero by 2040.

The aim of this project is to investigate how Northumberland County Council could use solar energy to decrease their carbon footprint. The intern will map the rooftops of buildings owned by the council. With this data, they will then analyse the potential for electricity generation using solar panels by considering the shape, size, and orientation of rooves as well as different types of solar panels available. The intern will also report on the estimated impact that solar panels will have on building energy use and associated emissions.

The intern will present their findings as a report to be shared with the county council.


Key skills and interests

  • Data analysis
  • Climate change
  • Critical thinking
  • Project management
  • Organisation
  • Self-motivation


Host company information

Northumberland County Council is the Local Unitary Authority for the County of Northumberland. Services range from social care to highways maintenance and waste collection. Climate change and sustainability is a key element of our corporate plan.

Address: County Hall, Morpeth, NE61 2EF
Key contact: Hannah Davison

Visit the Northumberland County Council 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.

File Name File Type File Size File Link
CREST Project Guide PDF 459 KB Download