Jul 29 2014
BOONE—A community-based landfill gas project in Brazil piloted in 2009 by the Appalachian Energy Center located at Appalachian State University will soon become reality.The Green Methane Committee in Fortaleza/Maracanaú, Brazil, which the Appalachian Energy Center helped form and train, will receive approximately $750,000 from the Brazilian Ministry of the Environment – National Fund on Climate Change to construct a system to collect and utilize methane gas from the Maracanaú Landfill. The...
Jul 18 2014
Congratulations to Team Reciprocity for taking 9th in Solar Decathalon Europe 2014! The net-zero energy house was constructed in Boone. Six 40-foot modules that comprise the house traveled by cargo ship to the French coast and were then trucked to Versailles, where students had 10 days to reassemble the structure for the two-week competition.Read more about the competition in Appalachian Magazine.
Jun 27 2014
Appalachian State University's Team Reciprocity is competing in the Solar Decathlon Europe 2014 competition. The house has passed inspection and ready to compete! Be sure to vote for the Public Choice Award here, http://www.solardecathlon2014.fr/en/votez, until July 12. Stay up to date on Team Reciprocity and show your support for them on their facebook page.
Jun 11 2014
Neumünster, in the Northern German State of Schleswig-Holstein, will host the Ninth International Hydrail Conference (“9IHC”) on 16-18 June this year (2014). This year’s registration details, presenters and agenda information appear on the Appalachian State University hydrail web site, http://www.hydrail.org.German support for the Hydrail Conference has proved so strong that, for the first time, no registration charge has been necessary.This blog takes look at what the...
Mar 28 2014
Appalachian Energy Center Workshop Series begins April 11 at Appalachian in Boone, NC.The workshops cover a unique and broad range of energy related topics including: ▪ NC Energy Code ▪ Community-based Landfill Gas Development ▪ Solar Thermal and Photovoltaics ▪ Distributed Wind Energy ▪ Micro-hydro System Design and Installation ▪ Regulatory Financial Updates for Renewable Energy in NC ▪ and more These workshops provide continuing education credits for...
Feb 20 2014
As part of the 2014 Appalachian Energy Summit the Appalachian Energy Center announces a Call for Student Poster Abstracts for the 2nd Annual Appalachian Energy Summit Poster Contest. Submit your abstract by April 25, 2014.Click here for the details!Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Nov 12 2013
The Appalachian Energy Center is involved in a pilot project in Maracanau, Ceara, Brazil which will improve the lives of local “catadores” or waste pickers. Staff from the Energy Center just returned from Brazil, plans are now complete and construction is set to begin as soon as the funds are secured. The project, which was begun with funding from the Global Methane Initiative, will create an Energy Park adjacent to the local landfill where landfill methane gas, created by decomposing organic...
Oct 23 2013
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Sep 05 2013
New analysis of North Carolina’s power sector shows that the state is well positioned to meet – and potentially exceed – national carbon pollution standards that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to unveil in the coming years. The analysis, conducted by experts at the World Resources Institute, shows the state has already made considerable progress in reducing emissions and building a strong clean energy sector.
Jun 21 2013
The fifth volume of the North Carolina Economic Developer's Guide to the Renewable Energy Industries was published June 1, 2013. The digital version of the edition is available at http://energy.appstate.edu/publications