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Learn About Microhydro Power at the Renewable Energy Training Center at Morrisville State College

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.—Learn about microhydro renewable energy, generating power from sources of moving water, during a three-day workshop, July 23-25, at Morrisville State College’s Renewable Energy Training Center (RETC).

The Microhydro Power workshop, which will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., is for anyone interested in learning about microhydro electric systems, renewable energy installers/retailers and homeowners with a water resource.

Topics of discussion will include basic system components and site requirements for microhydro electric systems. A combination of lectures and discussions will be followed by hands-on demonstrations to familiarize participants with this renewable energy technology.

The course is taught by Paul Cunningham, an expert on residential hydro systems. Cunningham is the owner of Energy Systems and Design Ltd., a company that manufactures a line of microhydro generators he invented.

Participants earn 18 PDH and .18 CEU.

Tuition for the workshop, which will be held at the RETC in Shannon Hall, is $600 with scholarships available to offset costs.

Call 315-684-6391 or visit for more information and scholarship details or to register online.

Morrisville State College’s RETC is a multi-county alliance of employers, training providers, economic development partners and K-12 schools to address the long- and short-term needs of New York state’s high-growth, high-demand renewable energy sector. It is funded in part, by a grant under the President’s Community-Based Job Training Grant Initiative administered by the United States Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration.

Morrisville State College, one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, offers more than 80 bachelor and associate degrees and options.

The Morrisville State College Norwich Campus offers associate degree programs in accounting, business, computer systems technology, office administration, liberal arts transfer, nursing, early childhood, criminal justice and human services to residents and employers. Students may also apply coursework to other associate or bachelor degrees at the Morrisville campus.

Morrisville State College is an EEO/AA employer.