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New Mexico State University
College of Engineering 
Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Welcome to the Southwest Technology Development Institute  An Excellency in Renewable Energy Facility located in Las Cruces, NM


The Southwest Technology Development Institute (SWTDI) is a non-profit, university-based organization that provides applied research and development services to private and public sector clients. SWTDI was established in 1977 as the New Mexico Solar Energy Institute, and has active research programs in energy and related systems.

Located on the campus of New Mexico State University (NMSU) and housed in the College of Engineering, SWTDI's goal is to promote technology-based development nationally and internationally. 

SWTDI provides training and contract engineering services for systems analysis, hardware development and evaluation, feasibility studies, computer modeling, and informational kiosks. SWTDI performs contract engineering for a wide variety of private and public sector clients, including research organizations, utility companies, and local, state, and federal government agencies. Ever changing and developing as needs for research and outreach change, in 2011 SWTDI became part of the Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Please visit the page Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering where you can find recent news, information about our programs, admissions, Financial Aid, Department Resources, Student Organizations, and much more.