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Energy Technology at Austin (Texas) Community College
http://www.austincc.edu/info/energy
As of 2016, ACC offers Associate of Applied Science degrees & Certificates of Electronics Technology in the following areas: Renewable Energy; Power Technology; Utility Lineworker.
Iowa Energy Center
http://www.iowaenergycenter.org
The Iowa Energy Center supports economic development, environmental sustainability, and social well-being in Iowa through energy innovation, education, and entrepreneurship. They provide Iowans with reliable, objective information on energy and efficiency options.
There are two sites available for tours.
Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (WISER) at Illinois Institute of Technology
http://web.iit.edu/wiser/
Students and researchers at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) are striving to improve the quality of life in the US while preserving the natural resources and the environment for future generations. At the Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (WISER), more than 60 faculty members are currently (2016) involved in energy and sustainability research and educational activities across the colleges and institutes at IIT.
Ball State U. Center for Energy Research/Education/Service (CERES)
http://cms.bsu.edu/academics/centersandinstitutes/ceres/
The Center for Energy Research/Education/Service (CERES) at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, USA, is an interdisciplinary academic support unit focused on issues related to energy and resource use, alternatives and conservation. Their mission is to serve the campus, local, state and regional communities.
Functions include research, a heliodon, a daylighting laboratory, and more.
J.F. Drake State Technical College — Renewable Energy Lab
http://www.dstc.cc.al.us/programs/heating_and_air_conditioning_technology.aspx
The Renewable Energy Lab, at Drake State Technical College in Huntsville, Alabama, is a training lab for the installation of geothermal heating and cooling units. It is completely off-grid and houses a 60-gallon solar thermal water heater and 12 solar panels. The lab serves students in the Heating and Air Conditioning Technology program.
Sacramento CC Comm Bldg Energy Auditing & Commissioning program
http://www.scc.losrios.edu/met/
Sacramento City College is fortunate to have a world-class, hands-on commercial HVAC/R energy efficiency training laboratory. The cooling systems include a commercial chiller, with ice thermal storage system, and a plate & frame heat exchanger. The heating systems include three different commercial boiler configurations: low pressure steam, high-pressure steam and hot water. This central plant equipment, and associated pumping, serves 3 VAV air handlers and is controlled by a state-of-the-art direct digital control (DDC) energy management system featuring 50 workstations in two separate classrooms. This is all operational equipment, designed and built for instructional use, that will give students hands-on experience auditing, commissioning, maintaining, troubleshooting, and operating in the most energy efficient manner. -Submitted by Mark Hamilton, Assistant Professor there, 2011.
Fitchburg State, Massachusetts, Energy Management Program
http://fitchburgstate.edu
Fitchburg offers a major in industrial technology with a concentration in energy management for a bachelors of science degree.
Online Master of Science in Renewable and Clean Energy at U. Dayton
http://online.udayton.edu/msrce/master-of-science-renewable-and-clean-energy
In less than two years, the online M.S. in renewable and clean energy helps students obtain an understanding of energy-reducing design techniques, and renewable energy and manufacturing systems. Plus, they will discover better forms of solar energy, fuel cells and biofuels.
The online M.S. in renewable and clean energy program helps students prepare for professional engineering registration, LEED certification, CEM certification and other certificates.
SEED—Sustainability Education and Economic Development
http://www.theseedcenter.org/
The SEED Center is a leadership initiative, resources center, and online sharing environment for community colleges to ramp up programs for America's workforce and build the green economy. Resources for education in solar, wind, green building, energy efficiency, and sustainability. Supported by the American Association of Community Colleges, with hundreds of member colleges.
Gustavus Adolphus College integrating sustainability
https://gustavus.edu/physics/sustainability/
Faculty and students have worked to involve many energy issues and technologies and science into many courses.
Wind Power Technology, Northern Maine Community College
http://www.nmcc.edu
An associate-level degree program training for careers in wind power operations.
Greenfield Com. Col. Renewable Energy Energy Efficiency Program
http://web.gcc.mass.edu/renewable-energy/
You can choose from a wide array of courses in the Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency program.
Power Center for Utility Explorations U.S.Florida
http://pcue.eng.usf.edu/
A research university program exploring smart grids, demand response, power electronics, power plants. Offering B.S., Master's Degrees and Doctorates.
Mesabi Range Comm & Tech College Wind Prog Eleveth MN
http://mesabi.windenergy.project.mnscu.edu
Mesabi Range College, featuring curriculum for wind and renewable energy education, announced in 2010 that it has received a used Vestas V-27 wind turbine generator which the Wind Energy Technology students will refurbish and install on campus. Their program offers:
*Faculty and guest speakers with wind industry experience. *Learning opportunities throughout the year at Minnesota Power's Taconite Ridge Wind Energy Center.
*Utility scale wind turbine components (Clipper 2.5MW) donated by US manufacturer Clipper Windpower.
*Learning opportunities at Clipper Windpower's wind component factory in Iowa.
*Industry leading curriculum, such as condition based monitoring.
*Mandatory wind industry internships, many leading to future employment.
*A strong advisory team that includes a utility, a manufacturer, and a large scale power ponsumer.
*Credit for prior learning for military veterans.
U Louisville Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research
http://conncenter.org/
According to their web site, the Conn Center provides leadership, research, support and policy development in renewable energy; advances the goal of renewable energy; and promotes technologies, practices, and programs that increase efficiency for energy utilization in homes, businesses and public buildings.
The center is involved in Solar Decathlon, offers academic workshops, and helps high school students with science fairs, among other educational projects.
Texas Tech U. Wind Science and Engineering Research Center
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/weweb/
A research center for studying the science and engineering of wind and wind power. They are involved in educational partnerships for K-12 students also.
U Idaho National Biodiesel Education Program
http://www.uidaho.edu/bioenergy/
Hosted by the University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, this program supports research into the technical issues of biofuels. They offer a curriculum for 4-H students or any students age 8-12.
Northeast Solar Heating Cooling Instr. Training ME
http://www.kvcc.me.edu/NESolar/
At Kennebec Valley Community College in Fairfield, ME, this program trains the trainers for solar heating and cooling installation. Instructors from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont are invited to professional development activities as part of their program.
IREC list of University Energy Programs
http://irecusa.org/irec-programs/workforce-development/education-information/university-courses/
A long and up to date list of college programs in the USA where students and professors study energy resources and use. If your school's program isn't there, you can add it to the list by registering with IREC.
Maintained and hosted by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council.
MA Clean Energy Careers Training & Ed Online Dir
http://cleanenergyeducation.org/
This directory of training opportunities in Massachusetts aims to connect energy efficiency and renewable energy industry professionals, jobs seekers, and students with the many opportunities for education and training that exist throughout the Commonwealth.
Clinton Community College, Plattsburgh, NY
http://www.clinton.edu/
Clinton Community College, in Plattsburgh, NY, offers an associate's degree in wind energy and turbine technology, and a one year certificate for a wind turbine service technician.
Energy Demonstration Center at Northwestern Michigan College
http://www.nmc.edu/energy
Energy Demonstration Center, at Northwestern Michigan College provides a variety of options for learners interested in energy-related topics:
Non-credit & continuing education classes including Solar PV, BPI, Wind Power. Renewable energy classes for those seeking academic credit or a degree/certificate.
The Energy Demonstration Center also hosts conferences, tours, exhibits, and facilitates partnership programs.
University of Denver
http://www.universitycollege.du.edu/grad/index.cfm
University of Denver's University College program offers masters degrees in Environmental Assessment of Nuclear Power and Energy and Sustainability.
Lehigh U Energy Systems Engineering Institute
http://www.lehigh.edu/~inesei/
The mission of Lehigh's Professional Master's (M. Eng.) degree program in Energy Systems Engineering is to provide the tools and training necessary for young scientists and engineers to develop themselves into leaders in the emerging challenges of the energy and power industry -- a pipeline of talent interested in pursuing energy-oriented careers.
Lehigh’s 10 month Master of Engineering in Energy Systems Engineering is a project-based, in residence full time program that provides a broad foundation in research and development activities related to Energy Generation, Distribution and Smart Grid, and Environmental Engineering. You will work closely with the program’s industry-seasoned professor of practice to develop an individualized course of study through electives offered by Lehigh’s engineering, chemistry, physics, business and political and earth/environmental science departments.
TEC-SMART
https://www.hvcc.edu/tecsmart/
TEC-SMART (Training and Education Center for Semiconductor Manufacturing and Alternative and Renewable Technologies), at Hudson Valley Community College. Classrooms and labs to train the green tech workforce, and train-the-trainer opportunities.
Energy Minor at Colorado School of Mines
http://energyminor.mines.edu/
The Energy Minor program is intended to provide engineering students with a deeper understanding of the complex role energy technology plays in modern societies.
Renewable Energy Materials Research Science and Engineering Center
http://remrsec.mines.edu/
The National Science Foundation sponsored Renewable Energy Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (REMRSEC) at the Colorado School of Mines, with participation of researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, is focused on transformative materials advances and educational directions that greatly impact emerging renewable energy technologies.
Casper College, Wyoming
http://www.caspercollege.edu
In 2009 Casper College introduced courses for small wind turbine installation and solar power systems.
Pace Energy and Climate Center
http://www.law.pace.edu/energy
At Pace Law School in White Plains, New York, this center, through analysis, market methods, and internships seeks to reduce the environmental, social, and human health burdens of electricity production, and to mitigate climate change.
The School for Renewable Energy Science, Iceland
http://www.res.is/
A masters in science program in Akureyri, Iceland, at the site of the University of Akureyri. Specializations of study: Geothermal Energy; Fuel Cell Systems & Hydrogen; Biofuels & Bioenergy; Energy Systems; and Hydropower.
New Clermont Project
http://newclermont.org/
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute students blog about piloting a boat they refurbished with a hydrogen-powered fuel cell and electric motor, starting in Manhattan and ending in Troy, where RPI is. The students explain they are following Robert Fulton's tracks, the same Fulton that 200 years ago plied the same waters with the first steam boat.
Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management Systems Ctr
http://www.freedm.ncsu.edu/
FREEDM is an NSF funded engineering research center for renewable electricity generation at North Carolina State University. The program includes education and research from middle school to PhD. Teachers are invited to conduct research at their labs. Schools from several states are participating in their programs.
Energy Research Labs at Western Michigan University
http://www.wmich.edu/mfe/energy/wind_turbine_lab.php
The lab at WMU studies wind turbines, solar panels, and more.
U MN Morris Biomass Gassification Course
http://www.morris.umn.edu/cerp/biomass/
Offered to UMNM students, students from nearby colleges, and adults seeking work-training. A course in chemistry, process, economics, and other studies important to understanding a biomass processing facility.
Center for Energy & Environmental Education U. N. Iowa
http://www.ceee.uni.edu/
Organizes workshops, research, and events for energy and environmentalism education in Iowa. Programs include equipment lending, Iowa Energy Center Poster Contest, Iowa Junior Solar Sprint, Electrathon, Teacher Training Workshops, Environmental Issues Instruction, Waste Reduction, Energy Resources, Local Foods Planning, On-Farm Energy, UNI Student Energy! Project, School Energy Efficiency Project, and more.
Consortium for Education in Renewable Energy Technology
http://ceret.us/
A group of schools offering technical certificates in renewable energy technologies, with support of several corporations, organizations, and government agencies, based on NSF-funded research.
Univerity of Dayton Graduate Program in Renewable Energy
http://engineering.udayton.edu/Graduate_Programs/Renewable_Energy_Program
This program is a partnership between University of Dayton, Wright State University, Central State University, and the Air Force Institute of Technology, all in Ohio, to offer a 2-year graduate degree to prepare workers for the renewable energy industry.
MIT Energy Initiative
http://web.mit.edu/mitei/index.html
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology established this initiative in 2006 "to help transform the global energy system to meet the needs of the future and to help build a bridge to that future by improving today's energy systems" institute-wide. The web site is a good starting point to search for various programs, and to see the broader goals of the initiative.
Colorado School of Mines
http://www.mines.edu/
Undergraduate and graduate studies in traditional and non-traditional energy technologies. In Golden, Colorado.
Collegiate Energy Association
http://collegeenergy.org/
The Collegiate Energy Association is a global student community that connects university-based energy clubs to their colleagues around the world so that they may learn from each other and form collaborative partnerships on energy issues.
In the Announcements section, associated clubs list interesting events, including academic reviews, presentations by industry experts, and conferences.
SUNY Canton Alternative and Renewable Energy major
http://www.canton.edu/csoet/alt_energy/
The State University of New York's Canton campus offers a bachelor degree in Alternative and Renewable Energy. Students in the program study math, economics, science, engineering, and conduct research in the technology of alternative and renewable energy.
OR Institute of Technology Renewable Energy major
http://www.oit.edu/Default.aspx?DN=e9c7716c-42f5-40d1-8664-4ffb45e05d0f
Oregon Institute of Technology offers a Bachelor of Science degree at its Portland and Klamath Falls campuses. The degree combines science, technology, engineering, and math.
Illinois State U Renewable Energy major
http://www.tec.ilstu.edu/renewable_energy/
Illinois State University offers a major in renewable energy in the Department of Technology, with a general education base. Majors may choose between two concentrations: Economics and Public Policy, or Technical.
Lakes Region Comm. Coll. Laconia NH Energy Course
http://www.lrcc.edu/energy/photovoltaic.html
Entry level solar photovoltaic installer course, among other energy-tech courses. Collaborating with local businesses, state government, and local schools.
Cornell Initiative for Sustainable Bioenergy Crops
http://cisbc.info/
The Cornell Initiative for Sustainable Bioenergy Crops (CISBC) is an organization whose aim is to provide a hub for Cornell plant scientists with interests in bioenergy research and sustainability. Also, the mission of the CISBC is to promote the development of effective long-term agroenergy cropping systems, which will require the collaboration of many plant science disciplines.
New York Biofuels Feedstock Project
http://nybiofuels.info/
A research project at Cornell U studies the viability of grasses and legumes for making gas, liquid, and solid fuels for heat and electricity.
Assoc Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Ed
http://www.aashe.org/
Learn about what college campuses are doing with sustainability: curriculum, renewable energy, tracking sustainability efforts, professional development, conferences, etc.
Center for Sustainable Energy at Bronx CC
https://www.bcc.cuny.edu/InstitutionalDevelopment/CSE/index.cfm
The mission of the Center for Sustainable Energy at Bronx Community College is to promote the use of renewable and efficient energy technologies in urban communities through education, training, workforce development, research, and project facilitation.
Solar Decathlon
http://www.solardecathlon.org/
The Solar Decathlon brings college and university teams from around the globe to DC to compete to design and build houses that demonstrate the advantages of a solar lifestyle. Site includes list of teaching resources.
The Renewable Energy Research Laboratory
http://www.ceere.org/rerl/
This lab at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst has been studying wind energy for decades. The site hosts many informative brochures and data about renewable energy.
SUNY-Farmingdale Solar Energy Center
http://info.lu.farmingdale.edu/depts/met/solar/
This institution educates practitioners about photovoltaic installation. Uses a few 20kW fixed and tracking arrays to teach about solar power.
Biogeochemistry Climate Change Summer Fellowships
http://www.ess.uci.edu/~jkmoore/ucireuhomepage.htm
Fellowship programs for undergraduates to study biogeochemical cycles and climate change with faculty at the University of California, Irvine.
Lane Community College Renewable Energy Option
http://www.lanecc.edu/instadv/catalog/online/proftech.htm
Lane Community College in Eugene, OR offers an Energy Management Program, with a Renewable Energy Technician option.
San Juan College RE certificate programs
http://www.sanjuancollege.edu/pages/533.asp
San Juan College in Farmington, NM offers a concentration in Photovoltaic System Design and Installation as a one year certificate or a two year Associate of Applied Science degree.
Appalachian State U Appropriate Technology Degrees
http://www.tec.appstate.edu
ASU, in Boone, NC, offers bachelors and masters degrees in Technology with a concentration in Appropriate Technology.
Yellott Award for graduate studies in solar energy
http://www.ases.org/about/awards/yellott.htm
The American Solar Energy Society is pleased to announce the John and Barbara Yellott Award, given to a graduate student concentrating on solar energy in a recognized institution of higher learning.
UMass Lowell Electric Car and Energy Conversion
http://www.uml.edu/centers/ECEC/
The Center for Electric Car and Energy Conversion (EC&EC) in the James B. Francis College of Engineering includes professors and researchers from the departments of Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. The Center is composed of five laboratories: Renewable Energy Lab, Electric Car Lab, Battery Evaluation Lab, Power Electronics Lab, and Advanced Composite Materials and Textile Research Lab.
MIT Solar Decathlon Team
http://mit.edu/solardecathlon/
This team develops a self-sufficient house for a competition in Washington, DC.
UC Berkeley Energy and Resources Group
http://socrates.berkeley.edu/erg/index.shtml
The Energy and Resources Group at University of California, Berkeley is an interdisciplinary unit that sponsors an undergraduate minor, MA MS and PhD degrees, research, and service projects on and off campus.
The Energy Laboratory, MIT
http://web.mit.edu/afs/athena/org/e/energylab/www/energylb.htm
Building Technology Program at MIT
http://web.mit.edu/afs/athena.mit.edu/org/b/bt/www/index.html
Solar Electric Vehicle Team at MIT
http://web.mit.edu/solar-cars/www/noflash/index.html
Energy Crossroads: University-Based Energy Ac...
http://eetd.lbl.gov/eXroads/univ.html
Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
http://www.lrc.rpi.edu/
Center for Energy and Environmental Studies BU
http://www.bu.edu/cees/index.html
Center for Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
http://www.ceere.org/
A research institute at UMass Amherst College of Engineering.
App State (Boone, NC) Wind Energy Site
http://wind.appstate.edu/
Yestermorrow Design/Build School
http://yestermorrow.org/
Offers 100 courses in sustainable design and construction. Courses are 1 day to two weeks, in central Vermont.
Solar Energy Engineering at UMass Lowell
http://energy.caeds.eng.uml.edu/

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