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Apr 18 2019
Cypress Creek Renewables has donated $5,000 to support five $1,000 scholarships for veterans and community college students in Iredell, Rowan and Yadkin counties. The scholarships will cover tuition for the Introduction to Photovoltaic System Design and Construction Workshop, which is a first step for those interested to work in the solar field. The May 13-17 workshop includes the NABCEP Photovoltaic Associate Exam and is a way to demonstrate achievement of a basic knowledge of the...
Feb 26 2019
The year 2017 was a threshold year for global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) to the atmosphere and for global climate change. Carbon dioxide is emitted when fossil fuels are burned and it is the principal gas responsible for global climate change. In 2017 emissions of CO2 to the atmosphere from fossil fuels and cement manufacture passed 10 billion metric tons of contained carbon for the first time, the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere passed 400 parts per million and the...
Feb 25 2019
The Climate Action Reserve released proposed changes to its U.S. Landfill Project Protocol for public comment on Feb. 12, 2019. The proposed revisions are the first substantial update to the Protocol since 2011 and include significant changes to the performance standard test, project definition, crediting period, and verification options, among other changes.The Reserve periodically updates its carbon offset protocols using a multi-stakeholder workgroup process. The Appalachian Energy Center...
Jan 23 2019
The First Annual Energy Innovation Student Pitch Competition, will be held in conjunction with the State Energy Conference of North Carolina on April 30 - May 1, 2019. Through generous sponsorships, prizes will be awarded to student teams led by North Carolina-based colleges and universities.Student teams will pitch their ideas by showcasing solutions in one of the following categories:Energy Innovation – Best new energy product or business modelEnergy Poverty – Best plan or product to address...
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...

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