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Jul 20 2017
Appalachian Energy Center proudly sponsors the annual Appalachian Energy Summit Student Poster Competition every year. This year 30 students from 10 universities competed to win $2,400 in cash prizes, 4-$500 grand prize awards and 4-$100 honorable mention awards.The winners were:Undergraduate Project/ResearchGrand Prize:Isaac Hayes, Western CarolinaEvaluating Recycling in Two Classroom Buildings at Western Carolina UniversityHonorable Mention:Bryson Shannon, Western CarolinaPower Output of...
Apr 13 2017
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 visitors can stay the weekend and enjoy the beautiful North Carolina mountains.Upcoming Workshops:April 28: NC Commercial Energy Code TrainingMay 6: Inspecting and Designing Photovoltaic Systems for Code-ComplianceMay 12: Affordable Zero Energy Ready HomesMay 15-19: Intro....
Mar 23 2017
Submit your 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 categories!Call for Student Poster Abstracts Topics can include (but are not limited to): efficiency, renewables, technology, education, policy, and environmental impacts. Students must...
Dec 06 2016
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Dec 02 2016
Steve Edge, Solid Waste Director, Robeson County was awarded a “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the Robeson County Commissioners Meeting on November 21, 2016:“For his outstanding work in landfill gas to energy, for the benefit of the people of Robeson County and the State of North Carolina, while serving as an example for the citizens of the USA and others around the world.”The award was presented by Stan Steury, Research Scientist Landfill Gas/Biogas on behalf of Dr. Jeff Ramsdell, Director of...
Nov 30 2016
Just a few miles from Fayetteville, North Carolina, 21 Appalachian State University graduates are key players in a history-making renewable energy facility scheduled to be completed this year – the largest solar farm east of the Rocky Mountains. With a capacity of 100 megawatts, the Fayetteville solar farm which the developer, Entropy Solar Integrators refers to as IS 46, is large enough to power between 10,000 and 14,000 average North Carolina homes, and will have the same beneficial effect on...
Nov 02 2016
The Appalachian Energy Center (AEC) invites proposals for funding to support research, engagement, and educational activities that align with the state-sponsored portion of our mission.  Appalachian faculty and staff may request up to $5,000 to support work conducted now through the end of the 16-17 fiscal year in one or more of the following focus areas:Clean Energy Conversion and Supply - This program area seeks to support design, manufacturing, and implementation of renewable energy...
Sep 02 2016
Appalachian Energy Center proudly sponsors the annual Appalachian Energy Summit Student Poster Competition every year. 34 students from 12 universities competed to win $2,500 in cash prizes, 4-$500 grand prize awards and 4-$150 honorable mention awards.The winners were:Undergraduate ProjectGrand Prize:Kristen Venditti, UNCC : Solar Supported Electric VehicleHonorable Mention:Ryan Gillespie, ASU : E-Bike User StudyUndergraduate ResearchGrand Prize: Alex Hsain, NCSU : Waste Not, Walk On:...
Mar 14 2016
Appalachian Energy Center is back with our annual workshop series. Appalachian State University faculty, staff and national experts have teamed up to bring you the most recent information in the renewable energy, building science and energy efficiency fields.Special highlights this year include:Rebekah Hren is back with her PV expertiseGet into the solar field with this one week courseWind Workshop included as part of the NC Clean Energy Technology Center Renewable Energy Diploma SeriesREScheck...
Mar 14 2016
Jason Hoyle, Appalachian Energy Center, Appalachian State UniversityNotable at present for the expiration of North Carolina’s 35% renewable energy investment tax credit, the end of 2015 will always represent a milestone in the history of the state’s renewable energy market. After languishing virtually unused for the vast majority of the nearly 40 years since it was first enacted, the renewable energy investment tax credit became the state’s largest economic incentive in its last few years with...

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