Having done an internship with Sun Electric, Nur Thaqifah is a junior engineer who was hooked on clean energy from the get go. She shares with us what its like being the youngest on the team and her passion for solar.
You’re the Junior Engineer at Sun Electric. Can you tell us a little bit about your role?
As a Junior Engineer, I assist our Project Manager, Simone, with the installation process of our SolarSpace program. Additionally, I also help out the finance team with respect to invoicing, customer service etc.
Why did you decide to work in solar?
I am currently a full time Mechanical Engineering student at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and we do touch the surface on clean energy which sparked my interest in solar initially. After spending three months as an intern at Sun Electric, their program exposed me to the clean energy world and I was hooked! It feels great knowing that my work here is saving the world, even if it is just a small portion.
How would you describe Sun Electric?
I’m very lucky to be working with an exciting team who all believe passionately in the work we do here. Being the youngest in the team, I’m thankful to have many role models to look up to and learn from. They’re young, fun and more importantly, they constantly teach me to aim high and dream big.
Tell us about a project you’ve recently worked on that you’re excited about.
The project is still in progress. It was very exciting when the panels were installed on the rooftops. We’re currently in the process of turning on the generators, then we’ll have four more solar generators in Singapore!
Where do you see the industry going in the coming years?
I think its an exciting time to be in the clean energy industry, especially solar. The cost of PV panels and installation has decreased which will attract more companies. Consumers are increasingly educated and exposed to clean electricity. I can only see positive growth for us.
What is something random about you that not a lot of people know?
I’ve played netball for 10 years and I hope I’ll never need to stop.
What is the best book you’ve ever read?
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.