Renewable Energy B.Tech.

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Harness the unlimited power of your potential.

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, geothermal, small wind, micro hydroelectricity, liquid biofuels, biomass combustion and other bioenergy systems.

The hands-on nature of the SUNY Morrisville Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) degree program in renewable energy means you’ll complement the theoretical concepts covered in class lectures by working on real, live systems right on campus.

Focusing on system-level design, permitting and project management, you can choose to specialize in one of three tracks: wind/solar/hydro, bioenergy, or general. Program course requirements can be found in the college catalog, and a typical schedule of classes is provided below as a PDF.

You will learn using full-scale system components in our distinctive facilities, including a wind and solar lab, indoor and outdoor climbing towers, a biodiesel production lab and an area dedicated to bioenergy crops.

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 resume. Successful internships have included experiences in solar and wind energy, cellular communications, geothermal/HVAC, 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.

Program Faculty/Staff

Ben Ballard
Associate Professor, Director, RETC
Phil Hofmeyer
Associate Professor
Ryan Quinn Headshot
Assistant Professor