Alternative and Renewable Energy Systems - B. Tech
The FUTURE of Energy: Innovative New Technologies
Research and learn alternative and renewable energy technologies focusing on practical energy conversion to meet the constantly evolving demand for sustainable development. Students research solutions that will replace conventional energy systems. Each student’s research has the potential to help solve the global energy problem.
Richard F. Barlow of Norfolk (right), a 2006 alumnus, spent a summer researching biodiesel fuel production through a College Foundation scholarship donated by Alfred R. Place '49.
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"If you can explain why there is pollution in the world, you should be a student in this program."
— Michael J. Newtown, ARES Director
Great Career Opportunities
Qualified graduates from this program stand to be in a prime position for high-demand careers around the world.
Examples of Alternative Energy Systems
- Wind turbine or wind power
- Fuel cell technologies
- Geothermal power
- Solar power
- Biofuel and biodiesel applications
About 50 percent of current students joined the program because they are interested in conserving the environment and natural resources.
The other half of ARES students wanted to apply their technical backgrounds to the emerging global market in renewable energy technologies.
Green Light for Green Standards
Recent state and federal laws are creating a need for trained professionals to meet “green” standards in buildings. According to industry professionals and noted educational leaders, this will spur a growing demand for qualified technologists to work hand-in-hand with engineers to bring the practical applications of alternative energy to life.
Alternative and Renewable Energy Systems