Kristóf Baksai-Szabó

Student of Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), 2nd year MSc degree, Electrical Engineer

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1. Why did you join the project?

One of my classmates told me about the competition in the first week of September 2010, when Adrian ? whose idea was the application ? just started the recruitment of team members. Since I weren?t involved in any university projects, but I?m interested in the topic of renewable energy resources, especially the solar cells, so I said yes. First, I only worked as an external supporter, because that time I thought I will haven?t got enough time for the Solar Decathlon beside my thesis work about electrical cars. But by the end of autumn I have dealt so much with the project and I fell in love with it, so I changed the topic of my diploma work.

2. What are you doing in the project right now?

Currently, I?m working on the planning of the house?s electrical network and the solar cell system together with three electrical engineers.

3. What do you expect from the future? What are you doing besides the project?

In the past year, we have already participated in several professional exhibitions and conferences; on some of them we could present the Odooproject. These are really useful, because we have become familiar with more company, and of course, professionals can get to know us in a wider circle. In the future we will continue the active participation on the conferences. Personally, I hope that I find a solar cell or building electricity company, where can I work from September and use my experience that I gained during the competition. Apart from the Solar Decathlon, I haven?t worked in any other professional project yet. In the social sector, I?m the member of Christian community and I work with young people. Besides, I love sports, as a hobby I like hiking, biking, playing volleyball, table tennis and swimming. At summer I organize canoe camps with my friends.

4. In your opinion, how will we participate in the competition? What do you think, what is the most difficult part of the project?

The fact that we are among the best 20 university is already a big honour, but I hope and even believe that we can?t complain about our performance. Our advantage that on the BME a wide variety of professions represented itself on the different faculties so we can easily find suitable students and consultants for every task.

One of the biggest challenges of the competition for us is the teamwork to work together, carry out effectively the tasks on time, and while continuously consult with the rest of the team (e.g. electrical engineers with energy engineers). On the weekly held team meeting we can practice the presentation of our actual work on the way that the non-professionals team members could also understand it.

It is expected that we will have some difficulties in the cooperation with sponsor companies; it is also such an area, which we need to learn into.

5. What results and merits have you achieved during your studies, tell me about it.

During my studies I haven?t really had outstanding performance; it was difficult for me to find the right area of expertise, what I really want to do, so I?m really thankful that I can take part in this project, where I feel I?m on the right place.

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