Division of Engineering Programs


New York Clean Energy Workforce Training Team (NYCEWATT)

A collaboration of SUNY New Paltz and SUNY Polytechnic
Funded by a grant from the SUNY Clean Energy Workforce Opportunity Program


The goal of this initial phase of NYCEWATT is to create a set of modules that will show how basic mechanical and civil engineering principles can be applied to the siting, design and function of wind turbines. 

Windpower is one of the most important options for generating carbon-free electricity as a way to combat the growing negative consequences of global climate change.  Installing a significant amount of wind generation will be a massive task.  New York State has set a goal of installing 9000 MW of off-shore wind generators by 2035 (https://www.nyserda.ny.gov/all-programs/programs/offshore-wind), enough to power 6 million homes. 

Many, many engineers will be required to design, manufacture, install and maintain this massive infrastructure.  The goal of NYCEWATT is create and teach courses that will educate undergraduate engineering students about wind power to encourage them to enter this vital field. 

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