Renewable Energy at SUNY Morrisville

Harness the unlimited power of your potential at SUNY Morrisville. Our graduates are leading the way in the exciting and growing industry of renewable energy.

Renewable Energy Programs

The SUNY Morrisville renewable energy Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) and Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) degrees provide students with advanced technical education in the rapidly growing field of renewable energy, including grid-tied solar photovoltaic, solar thermal, wind, micro hydroelectric, heat pumps and bioenergy systems. See how you can become a leader in this growing industry.

Check out the A.A.S. View in College Catalog

With more than 20 renewable energy core and technical elective courses, students have the flexibility to customize their area of focus for the renewable energy B.Tech. degree by selecting electives to suit their personal interests and career objectives.

Check out the B.TECH. View in College Catalog

Kevin Nickels in a polo shirt

Kevin Nickels

Vice President at Nickels Energy Solutions LLC, hires Morrisville's graduates
I am always impressed with the caliber of SUNY Morrisville students who intern at Nickels Energy Solutions. They are not starting from square one. They have a higher level of understanding coming in and the learning curve is really minimal.

Real-World Internships

A recommended internship (3-15 credit hours) in the renewable energy program places students in a supervised work environment with a cooperating employer, which often leads to jobs. This opportunity provides students with valuable experience and professional contacts, and builds their resumes. Many placement sites are available in New York State, and students also can find opportunities in other parts of the country and abroad.

Renewable Energy Career Opportunities

Our renewable energy graduates have an exciting world of options, including employment in the wind, solar, HVAC, and bioenergy fields as system designers, installation and maintenance technicians, quality control supervisors, and project managers across the country and abroad.


  • Industry-sponsored scholarships for students at all class levels
  • Sustainable energy scholarships for renewable energy students (second semester through senior year).
The completed ACET Center, photo by Tom Stock (

Agricultural and Clean Energy Technology Center (ACET)

Its state-of-the-art facilities include:

  • Solar lab with indoor roofs, pole- and ground-mounted arrays, and solar hot water systems
  • Wind lab with turbines up to 50 kW in size and 5 micro hydroelectricity turbine systems
  • Wind and telecomm climbing safety lab with 3 indoor towers and an outdoor 80’ tower
  • Renewable energy heating lab with geothermal and air source heat pumps, hydronics backbone for conventional and biomass boilers, hydronic heat emitters, and forced air ductwork stations
  • Bioenergy chemistry lab for biofuels production and testing (e.g. biodiesel and ethanol)
  • Computer classroom for classes on solar PV electrical and mechanical design, energy system permitting, and heating system design
  • 85 kW solar PV array for commercial solar installation, design, and permitting real-world laboratory

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See Renewable Energy in Action

Sustainability & Renewable Energy at SUNY Morrisville

Professors Hofmeyer and Ballard talk about the comprehensive and hands-on experience that they provide for students in the Renewable Energy Program at SUNY Morrisville.

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Aquaculture Solar Array Installation

Students in Associate Professor Phil Hofmeyer’s classes are hands-on creating clear energy systems on campus and in the community. This ground-mounted solar array at our Aquaculture Center, will be used for educational purposes and to offset electricity costs. Three classes were involved in the project from initial concept, to design and installation.

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Installing a Solar Array in 62 Seconds

Students from the renewable energy program installed a solar array on the roof of Follett Hall at SUNY Morrisville's Norwich campus. The system will be a valuable teaching tool for the renewable energy program and supplement the power supply for the Norwich campus.

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Tower Rescue Practice

Students practice rescue techniques and rappelling on the wind turbine tower at SUNY Morrisville.

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