Jobs connected to Solar Power
Below you can find different people we work with who work in this industry. If you or your class would like to interview them or ask them to join a video call to learn more about their jobs please contact us.
Dr Beth Tennyson, Solar Energy Researcher (Scientist)
Dr Beth Tennyson, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow, has been a solar energy researcher at the University of Cambridge in the StranksLab since August of 2018, when she first moved to the UK from the US.
Ever since Beth learned in science class that our planet, Earth, provides us with everything we need to survive, she felt empowered to help the earth in return. Right now, the best way to help is to move away from using high CO2 emitting energy resources that are warming the planet. Beth is confident that capturing energy from the sun will be a big part of the solution to help Earth, however, this global challenge cannot be tackled alone. By educating younger generations about renewable energy through a variety of educational packages, she hopes to speed up solar energy adoption and lessen the effects of climate change.
When at work, researching, Beth is measuring exciting new solar cell materials with a microscope – her favourite part is seeing solar cell operating at very small scales!
Beth has worked with Solar Power Education sharing their Energy Mapping Project so all the schools we work with can get involved.
Stuart Macpherson, Student Scientist
Stuart Macpherson is from Glasgow in Scotland and is a student scientist at the University of Cambridge. He is studying materials to create cheap and efficient solar panels.
Stuart enjoys science and engineering because it is cool to know how things work. At school, he especially liked learning about planets, weather and electricity.
Having grown up close to many wind farms, Stuart is also very passionate about using the wind to power our homes and would love to live in a world where we don't need to burn oil or coal anymore.
Stuart has worked with Solar Power Education sharing their Energy Mapping Project so all the schools we work with can get involved.