SUNY Morrisville

B. Tech in Renewable Energy 

Program Description

This program will prepare you with advanced technical skills and knowledge in the rapidly growing field of renewable energy. As a program graduate, you will be prepared to enter the job market as a system designer, project manager, installation crew leader, or operations and maintenance technician for renewable energy systems including solar photovoltaic, solar thermal, wind, heat pump, and bioenergy systems. You will gain industry-relevant knowledge and skills through our hands-on program where theoretical concepts covered in class lectures are complimented by working on real renewable energy systems right on campus, as well as focusing on system-level design, permitting and project management.

The SUNY Morrisville campus will serve as your first real-world work setting. 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.

Focus Areas

  • Solar energy technologies
  • Wind energy technologies
  • Hydroelectric technology
  • Biomass energy and biofuels
  • Geothermal and air-source heat pump technologies
  • Energy storage systems
  • Energy efficiency and energy management
  • Project development
  • Project management

Potential Career Opportunities

  • Solar energy technician
  • Wind turbine technician
  • Renewable energy engineer
  • Energy analyst
  • Renewable energy project manager
  • Research scientist
  • Sustainability specialist
  • Policy analyst
  • Environmental engineer
  • Energy storage specialist
  • Green building consultant

Program Format


Educational Level Prerequisites

High School diploma/GED

Expected Outcomes