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Build, test, and assess a new design for a solar collection array.

Solar Collection Array

PPI Engineering have designed a new type of solar collection array, and have got all the parts required to build a single prototype unit. You will complete the assembly of the collector and run tests to prove the collector works.  Once the system is functional, you will run tests to assess the systems efficiency. You will be responsible for collecting data and supporting our engineer in analysing it. You will work along side our engineering team who will assist you in achieving the outcome.

You will create a report on the construction and effectiveness of the solar cell. You will also present your findings to the team at PPI Engineering.


Key skills and interests

  • Project management
  • Engineering
  • Microsoft Office
  • Research
  • Problem solving
  • Data analysis
  • Self-motivation


Host company information

PPI engineering are experts in the design, support and manufacturing of rotating electrical machines and associated equipment. We design and supply complete motors and generators to match any application and can custom design fully interchangeable products and components for obsolescence or upgrades. We also supply auxiliary devices for large motors and generators from our purge systems, rotor starting circuits to protection equipment.

Address:44 Rose Lane, Norwich, Norfolk, 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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