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Renewable Energy Careers (Specifically Engineering)

  1. Jul 14, 2014 #1
    I am going into my second year in electrical engineering at a large state school. In my first year I was able to earn a scholarship within the college of engineering and also land an internship at one of the world's largest and most recognizable companies. This summer I'm in the oil and gas industry and am considering making a switch to the renewable energy side of the company. (Ex: wind and solar power) Does anyone have any experience in this field, specifically those with an EE background?

    What did you work on?
    Is a masters necessary?

    Thanks for your help.
     
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  3. Jul 14, 2014 #2
    I started to answer, but then I got a bit confused.

    What are you asking for?

    Do you want to know whether a Master's degree would help? Are you really interested in protecting the environment? What sorts of things do you think you would build? Are you thinking of joining a utility to actually operate these things? Or would you rather build more environmentally sound processes?

    I suspect the answer is all of the above, because you haven't fully explored the possibilities and don't know what's out there. Or perhaps you have a clearer idea than you have conveyed here?

    I'm waiting for some clarification.
     
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