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Renewable Energy Engineers

Work Environment

Work environments for engineers vary by subsector and specialty. Engineers may work in laboratories and offices, as well as outdoors, depending on the project. For example, wind engineers travel frequently to inspect turbine installations or wind turbine manufacturing processes. Solar engineers work in office buildings, laboratories, or industrial plants. They may spend time outdoors at solar power plants, and they may also spend time traveling to different plants and worksites in the United States as well as overseas. College engineering professors work in comfortable classrooms, laboratories, and offices, although some may supervise learning opportunities in the field. 

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