Renewable Energy Technology is one of the many options available today for anyone who wishes to work in the renewable energy sector. The Associate in Applied Science degree is 60 credit hours long and once completed it only takes another year to finish. Programs are specially designed to accommodate the growing needs for highly skilled, experienced renewable energy technicians. The courses are designed by industry leaders and professional experts in the field, so students can be sure that they are learning from the best. They are also accredited and can even be taken online if the student wishes.
There has been an increase in the number of renewable energy technology jobs in the past few years. This has been made possible by the Federal Government’s Federal Technology Program, which seek to reduce the Federal investment in this area through the development of more efficient systems, the training of more personnel, and the education of policy makers. In order to be able to reap the rewards of the Federal Investment, there needs to be a clear strategy developed involving both the Federal Government and private sector companies. These strategic plans need to be able to ensure both a reasonable return on the Federal investment and a reduction in Federal environmental pollution caused through the deployment of these high capacity power generation systems.
Renewable energy technologies such as solar thermal power, wind and hydroelectricity generation are some of the most promising technological advances of our time. However, they face many challenges, including a lack of reliable, consistent and affordable electricity and the significant infrastructure problems involved. The use of fossil fuels is a major contributor to air pollution and Greenhouse Gases, which in turn cause global warming. These issues need to be addressed in order to move our economy and our environment forward.