About Us

The Appalachian Energy Center (AEC) at Appalachian State University conducts energy research and applied program activities in the areas of energy efficiency, renewable energy technologies, forecasting and modeling, economic development, and policy analysis in a multi-disciplinary environment that leverages the expertise of faculty, staff, and students from across the University as a resource for private industry, local, state and federal governments, and non-profits. Through its outreach programs and research, the Appalachian Energy Center provides benefits to communities and citizens across the state, including the creation of new jobs and businesses, and increased investment and income.

Appalachian State University is a NABCEP PV and Solar Heating Entry Level Exam Provider. Click here for more information.

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Introduction to Photovoltaic System Design & Construction Course, May 11-15

Take this week long crash course and get started in the solar field! This workshop will introduce participants to the basic concepts, tools, techniques and materials needed to design and construct both battery-based and grid-direct photovoltaic systems and includes the NABCEP Entry Level Exam.

This course is directly after the Spring semester and before the summer session starts. A great way for students who can't fit the semester long course into their schedule to gain this valuable knowledge!
Click here for more information and to register!

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Dr. Jeff Ramsdell, Director
828-262-7514 (Appalachian Energy Center)
828-262-6553 (fax)

401 Academy Street
226 IG Greer Hall
ASU Box 32131
Boone, NC 28608


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