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Research how a battery could be used to help power one of TECOSIM's offices at a reduced financial and environmental cost.

Implementing a battery system within an office

As our planet develops, our electricity usage ramps up. To help “clean energy” keep up with our power demand, TECOSIM is interested in implementing a battery system into one of their key offices. The battery can then recharge when the demand for electricity is a lot lower, rather than using electricity when there is a high demand for it. If more companies and households implement such systems, energy suppliers’ need for non-renewable energy stations will be reduced as the supply from renewables will be enough to satisfy every user.

This project is to investigate viability of implementing a battery system into one of TECOSIM’s key offices located in Basildon. Researching the market to find out what products are available and comparing specifications of said products to see what will match the requirements of the office. Considerations would include working out the office’s power usage throughout the week, comparing these values to battery sizes to decide what battery size is best suited to supply the office throughout the day. Looking at the cost of implementing chosen products and how savings could be made. How long will the battery take to pay back for itself? Looking at maintenance requirements and other costs that must be considered. Other aspects of the project include alternatives to a battery system that could achieve the same/similar effect, drawbacks of using a battery system, use of products to increase feasibility of battery system.

You will present your findings in a report and in a presentation to key stakeholders.


Key skills and interests

  • Problem Solving
  • Engineering
  • Green Energy
  • Planning
  • Mathematics & Excel
  • Finances
  • Research


Host company information

TECOSIM are an Engineering Consultancy established in 1992 with offices in the UK, Germany, Japan, Romania, India and the USA. With over 650 engineers we deliver solutions to the Automotive, Aerospace, Construction, Energy and Marine sectors. We specialise in Computer Aided Engineering (CAE), Computer Aided Design (CAD), Automotive Engineering, and project management. We are trying to diversify further into other sectors including the energy sector.

We are strong supporters of the Green Energy movement and are keen to investigate how our technologies can reduce carbon emissions for a cleaner future.

Address: Hethel Engineering Centre, Chapman Way, Wymondham Rd, Hethel, Norwich, NR14 8FB
Key contact: Geoff Camps

Visit the TECOSIM website for more information about the host company

CREST Awards

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