Agricultural and Clean Energy Technology (ACET) Center

Agricultural and Clean Energy Technology (ACET) Center
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SUNY Morrisville has invested in new and renovated experiential learning facilities, including a $16 million Agricultural and Clean Energy Technology (ACET) Center. This new 30,000-square-foot applied learning technology building serves as the home to our renewable energy, agricultural engineering, and diesel technology programs and includes real-world, state-of-the-art wind, solar, hydro, biofuels, and thermal energy labs, a diesel technology garage and lab space capable of servicing heavy construction and agricultural equipment, as well as long haul tractor and trailer assemblies.

Lab facilities in the new building include:

  • Solar Lab (PV and thermal): Features three indoor roofs, pole-mount, ground-mount and ballast-mount arrays for photovoltaic and solar hot water systems.
  • 85 kW solar PV array: Ground-mounted array for on-site energy production, providing a real-world laboratory for commercial solar installation, design, and permitting.
  • Wind & Hydro Lab: Features wind turbines up to 50 kW in size and five micro hydroelectricity turbine systems.
  • Tower Climbing Lab: Wind and telecom climbing safety lab featuring three 35-foot tall indoor towers and an outdoor 80-foot tall tower.
  • Thermal Energy Lab: Features geothermal and air-source heat pumps, high-efficiency biomass boilers, hydronics “backbone” with thermal storage, hydronic heat emitters, and forced air ductwork stations.
  • Biofuels Lab: A dedicated chemistry lab for biofuels production and testing (e.g., biodiesel, ethanol and biogas).
  • Biomass Processing Lab: Features grinding, drying, extraction, and related biomass preparation and processing equipment for biofuels and bioproducts.
  • Diesel Technology, agricultural engineering, hydraulics, heavy vehicle, and powertrain labs: These three large labs have increased capacity for heavy equipment, agricultural equipment, and over-the-road trucks. The facility also features a hydraulics technology lab plus an equipment wash bay (indoor and outdoor).
  • The building also includes a computer classroom, conventional lecture classroom, faculty offices, conference room, and lounge.

Offices in Agricultural and Clean Energy Technology (ACET) Center

Office Sort descending Email Phone Building Room Number
Renewable Energy Training Center 315.684.6299