A manufacturing firm has harnessed the power of good partnerships by helping a graduate stand out from the crowd.
Peter Hunt, 23, has joined Blyth-based Solar Capture Technologies as part of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Northumbria University, Newcastle.
Under the KTP, the product design graduate will work with the firm’s team on developing concepts for utilising energy from sunlight. Solar Capture Technologies specialises in the research, development and production of photovoltaic systems, harnessing sunlight to provide sustainable energy for a range of uses.
Hunt said: “This technology lends itself to so many applications, but the challenge facing the industry is in harnessing the energy in a manner which enables it to be deployed on a commercial scale. I’ve been given this fantastic opportunity to work with the Solar Capture Technologies team and experts from Northumbria University’s Design School on developing product designs to fully exploit this truly sustainable energy source.”
Chief executive Steve Caseley said: “Having captured the energy from sunlight, the next challenge is in transferring it to a power source such as a rechargeable battery. We are looking at product designs that maximise efficiency while at the same time are robust and if necessary, visually attractive.”