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Renewable Energy


The Renewable Energy industry has exponentially grown in the last decade. This momentous growth will have to be sustained over the course of the next decade to meet net-zero targets set by the world's major economies. To accomplish this goal, a uniquely trained workforce is urgently required. The Renewable Energy program, administered by the Texas Tech University's College of Arts and Sciences, educates the next-generation Renewable Energy professionals through comprehensive, multi-disciplinary coursework and by employing effective experiential learning techniques. Learn more about the Renewable Energy degrees and certificates offered, student activities, and cutting-edge research conducted by our students and faculty.


U.S. Department of Energy Hydropower Collegiate Competition

TTU Renewable Energy is proud to be selected for U.S. Department of Energy Hydropower Collegiate Competition (HCC.) "Hydropower already plays an important role in our power system—it provides 37% of total U.S. renewable electricity generation and 93% of grid-scale energy storage—and yet it still has untapped potential and significant opportunity for growth.

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U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition

Join the TTU Collegiate Wind Competition (CWC) Team and compete against 11 other U.S. colleges at the American Clean Power Association's CLEANPOWER 2023 Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Different Angle Views of Velocity Streamlines for Maximum Efficiency Configuration

In pipe hydroelectric power generation is a relatively new micro-hydro technology. How do the performance characteristics of the drag-type turbine changes with the change in the deflector position?

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Why Renewable Energy Programs?

Rapid growth in the renewable energy industry has produced an increase in demand for a well-educated workforce. Texas Tech University, already a pioneer in wind energy education, has developed educational programs to meet these expanding needs and educate future leaders in the renewable energy field.

The Bachelor of Science in Renewable Energy, Wind Energy minor, and Renewable Energy certificates offered through the College of Arts and Sciences, prepares students for a career in many segments of the industry by offering courses on multiple aspects of the industry, from education on the characteristics of renewable resources to instruction on project development and management. The versatile multidisciplinary nature of the degree plan makes Texas Tech's renewable energy program unique.

Job growth in renewable energy has been strong, while the renewable energy industry contributes to energy independence, positive environmental impact, and favorable growth to the United States economy. Texas Tech supports undergraduate and graduate coursework in the field of renewable energy.


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