Renewable Energy B.Tech.

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.

You will learn using full-scale system components in our distinctive facilities, including our new Agricultural and Clean Energy Technology (ACET) Center featuring state-of-the-art wind, solar, hydro, biofuels, thermal energy and tower climbing labs, as well as on-campus outdoor climbing towers, operating wind turbines and solar arrays, and bioenergy crop plantations.

An internship is a recommended program option that places you in a supervised work environment with a cooperating employer and provides valuable work experience, develops professional contacts and builds your résumé. Successful internships have included experiences in solar and wind energy, telecommunications, geothermal/HVAC, energy efficiency, bioethanol production and bioenergy systems.

Many careers await you following graduation, including energy system designer, installation and maintenance technician, quality control supervisor and project manager for renewable energy systems of all types and sizes.

Upon completion of the program, you also have met the education requirements for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioner (NABCEP) PV Installation Professional and PV Designer exams.

    Gabe Kahn

    Student Gabe Kahn talks about the enthusiastic faculty at Morrisville and the opportunities available in the renewable energy industry.

    An Apple computer is not recommended, as it will not run several software packages.

    Minimum Device Requirements for this Program

    • Operating System: 64-bit Windows 11 or 10 version 1809 or above
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz (3+ GHz recommended), ARM processors not supported
    • Memory: 16 GB (32+ GB recommended)
    • Disk space: 10.0 GB
    • Display: 1920 x 1080 resolution with True Color
    • 6+ GB graphics card with 8+ GM recommended 2 GB minimum, dedicated graphics cards are typically better
    • External mouse with scroll wheel
    • Video: SVGA or higher (recommend resolution of 1920 x 1080 or higher). Support for DirectX 11 or OpenGL 2.0 (recommend minimum of 1 GB Video Memory)
    • Software: Microsoft Office 365
    Labor Market Data

    SUNY Morrisville provides Burning Glass labor market data to illustrate current trends in careers related to our academic programs. The below information is drawn from Burning Glass's data for job postings related to this program in the Northeast United States (New York, Delaware, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont) between Oct. 1, 2018 and Sept. 30, 2019.

    Top 10 Regional Employers for this Program

    The list below displays the regional employers who have had the most job postings requiring skills you’d gain from this program.

    1. National Grid
    2. NRG Energy
    3. Westinghouse Electric Corporation
    4. EverSource
    5. Alstom
    6. Sunrun
    7. Electric Power Systems
    8. Pacific Gas and Electric Company
    9. Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated
    10. NextEra Energy, Inc.

    Top 10 Job Titles for this Program

    These are the job titles you are most likely to see listings for, when graduating from this program.

    1. Project Manager/Lead or Senior Project Manager
    2. Sales Consultant/Sales Representative/Sales Manager
    3. Telecommunications Engineer
    4. Construction Manager/ Energy Systems Manager
    5. Project Development Manager/Engineer
    6. Solar Technician
    7. Wind Technician 
    8. Telecommunications Technician/Analyst
    9. Geothermal Technician/Installer
    10. Technician/Installer Technician

    Program Faculty/Staff