Renewable Energy

Harness the power of the elements.

Renewable energy isn’t just smart, it’s an industry that has a great need for skilled professionals in grid-tied solar photovoltaic, solar thermal, wind, micro hydroelectricity, heat pumps and bioenergy systems.

Through SUNY Morrisville’s academic programs in renewable energy, you will develop and strengthen the necessary skills and knowledge to enter into a burgeoning career field while also contributing to a sustainable future.

Our hands-on coursework, provided through more than 20 classes devoted to renewable energy, prepares you to enter an in-demand workforce, with our graduates highly sought after by employers in need of qualified applicants who will help power our future.

You’ll also join a college which has a proud and longstanding history of “going green,” as SUNY Morrisville utilizes renewable energy resources across campus to power many of our facilities and help combat climate change.


At the heart of this commitment is our new Agricultural and Clean Energy Technology (ACET) Center. The $16 million, 30,000-square-foot applied learning technology building features real-world, state-of-the-art wind, solar, hydro, biofuels, and thermal energy labs and 35-foot indoor climbing towers to provide students direct training involving clean energy. Additional on-campus facilities and renewable energy systems, including outdoor climbing towers, operating wind turbines, solar arrays, and bioenergy crop plantations, will provide you with more hands on-experience before entering the workforce.

At SUNY Morrisville, our approach to renewable energy education revolves around working with real components and real systems in a hands-on environment with a strong foundation in both theory and practice. If you share in that mindset, then we welcome you to join us in shaping a whole new world.

Featured Testimonial

Steven Frerichs

Steven Frerichs, a Renewable Energy Bachelor of Technology student, talks about his experience within the program and how it's setting him up for a successful career in the field.


Renewable Energy - think BIG wind (and solar)!
Harness the unlimited power of your potential. Through the hands-on nature of the SUNY Morrisville Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) degree program in renewable energy, you’ll complement the theoretical concepts covered in class lectures by working on real, live renewable energy systems right on campus, as well as focus on system-level design, permitting and project management.
Students work on laptops
The technology of leadership. If you have specialized skills in a technological field and want to move up the ladder in a related industry, you’ll need the business and leadership tools found in the SUNY Morrisville Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) degree program in technology management.
Students climbing an electrical thing
Your future’s so bright, you’re seeing green. As a student in the SUNY Morrisville Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program in renewable energy technology, your two years of hands-on learning can mean a fulfilling career in the latest energy technologies. The program stresses learning by doing, and you will follow up lectures with lab work that applies concepts to actual practice.