Carl Bickford — Professor of Engineering and Renewable Energy

Carl Bickford
Department School of Science
Office Science - 1640
Hours See posted schedule
Phone 505-566-3503

Degrees Received

  • BS Mechanical Engineering, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY, 1990
  • MS Mechanical Engineering (Solar Thermal Design), Colorado State University, Fort. Collins, CO, 1994


Carl has been teaching classes at San Juan College for more than ten years. He started one of the first renewable energy training programs in the country in the fall of 2000. This successful program now draws students from all over the US and prepares them for interesting careers in this rapidly growing industry. Carl makes all his electricity at home from the Sun and uses some of that energy to build wooden boats. In addition to the electrical loads, his shop is heated with solar energy.

Courses Taught

  • RENG-220 PV Theory & System Design

Program Faculty

Jim Barnes
Jim Barnes
Assistant Professor of Physics

For more information, please call Jim Barnes at (505) 566-3379. Or send an email to