Dec 04 2018
The Appalachian Energy Center recently announced six internal awards in our 2018 funding cycle.  We are excited to support the important and diverse projects underway on our campus!  The following projects in our broad energy research, education and outreach focus areas received small grants:Evaluation of Soiling Loss for Solar Photovoltaic Systems in North Carolina Jaewon Oh, Ph.D., Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment Soiling (particulates settled on PV panels)...
Nov 26 2018
Appalachian alumnus Bill Pfleger explores ‘The New Energy Landscape’ through microgrid technologyBy Jessica StumpPosted Nov. 20, 2018 at 3:08 p.m.View the original article here in Appalachian Today.BOONE, N.C. — During the kick-off talk in Appalachian State University’s fall 2018 Sustainable Energy Speaker Series: Alumni Edition, Bill Pfleger ’04 ’06 ’13 said the U.S. electricity system, which has served the nation for more than 100 years, “is standing on the brink of disruption” — and...
Oct 23 2018
The Appalachian Energy Center will award a limited number of grants this fall to support faculty- or staff-led work in the energy domain.  Please see focus areas below and the full solicitation attached that details funding priorities and the application process.Proposals for up to $5,000 are due November 12, 2018 for projects to be completed by June 30, 2019.  Award announcements are expected November 22, 2018.Focus AreasExtension, Education and OutreachThis program area seeks to...
Aug 06 2018
Appalachian Energy Center proudly sponsors the annual Appalachian Energy Summit Student Poster Competition every year. This year 42 students from 16 universities competed to win $2,400 in cash prizes. The winners are:Undergraduate ResearchGrand Prize:Cassidy Chapman, Appalachian StateFrom Trash to Gas: Facile, Efficient, Ultra-Fast Production of Biodiesel from Used Cooking OilHonorable Mention:Nick Palmer, Georgia College & State UniversityImproving Solar Cell Materials for a...
May 14 2018
According to U.S. Department of Energy 20 percent home’s energy is wasted because the home is under insulated and improperly air sealed.[1] For builders, this can wreak havoc on productivity, resulting in call backs, jeopardizing code compliance, reducing HERS scores, and resulting in homes that are less energy efficient and comfortable for consumers.Insulation contractors play a significant role in ensuring proper installation of batt insulation. NAIMA’s Insulation Institute is offering...
Apr 16 2018
College and University students are invited to submit their energy-related research, or community or campus oriented project to be considered for the Student Poster Competition. This is an excellent opportunity for students to showcase their work, develop business skills, and network with students and professionals. $2,400 in cash prizes will be awarded in 4 categoriesNetwork with industry professionals, leaders, and corporationsResumes of competitors will be distributed through NCSEA to 600...
Mar 20 2018
This academic year, 963 students, faculty, and staff at Appalachian paid $8 to offset their travel to and from campus by voluntarily participating in the Carbon Neutral Commuter (CNC) program. This program, now in its fourth year, is considered a carbon offset - a form of trade by which members of the Mountaineer community can counteract the environmental impact of their daily commute with local environmental projects.Starting this year, proceeds from the program benefit a methane capture and...
Mar 19 2018
Appalachian is a UNC System leader for energy and water reductionBOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University’s campus grew by 50 percent from 2002-17, yet, according to the university’s 2017 Strategic Energy and Water Management Policy, its energy usage intensity (EUI) reduced by 45 percent — the highest reduction among all schools in the University of North Carolina System.Furthermore, the university has met three of four short-term sustainability goals for 2018-19 and is on track to achieve...
Feb 19 2018
Appalachian Energy Center combines the expertise of Appalachian State University and national experts to bring you the most comprehensive energy-related professional development courses. Workshops are scheduled on Fridays so you can stay the weekend and enjoy the beautiful North Carolina mountains.Upcoming Workshops:April 28: 2017 NEC and PV Systems: Inspecting and Designing (new class!)Rebekah Hren and Brian Mehalic are back to cover significant changes in the 2017 NEC that pertain to PV...
Feb 14 2018
BOONE, N.C. — Stan Steury, program manager of the Appalachian Energy Center (AEC) at Appalachian State University, and Jason Hoyle, research analyst for the AEC, received $20,154 in funding from the Eastern Research Group (ERG) Inc. for conducting research into and documenting innovative international biogas projects with exceptional social benefits.According to Steury, the Appalachian Energy Center has been contracted by the Environmental Research Group to promote the...

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