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, small wind, micro hydroelectricity, liquid biofuels, biomass combustion and multiple renewable bioenergy systems.

The hands-on nature of the SUNY Morrisville Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) degree program in renewable energy means you’ll compliment 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 will choose to specialize in one of three tracks: wind/solar/hydro, bioenergy, or general.

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

Your studies can also include an internship with a cooperating agency that will give you valuable experience in solar and wind energy, bioethanol production, or bioenergy systems while you make professional contacts and build your résumé.

Enhance your college experience through the Outdoor Recreation Club (ORC), which provides a variety of fun and adventurous outdoor recreational activities.

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

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Program Faculty/Staff

Ben Ballard
Associate Professor, Director, RETC