AEC News

Inaugural Energy Innovation Student Pitch Competition at the NC State Energy Conference - March 15 Deadline
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 ...

AEC Internal Grants Announced
Dec 4, 2018

The Appalachian Energy Center recently announced six internal awards in our 2018 funding cycle.  We are excited to support the important and dive...

Pilot Systems Successful at Cooperative Farms
Dec 4, 2018

The first round (2018 spring) of pilot system operations at our cooperating farms was successful. Against The Grain (ATG) farm produced more than 30 b...

Appalachian alumnus Bill Pfleger explores ‘The New Energy Landscape’ through microgrid technology
Nov 26, 2018

During the kick-off talk in Appalachian State University’s fall 2018 Sustainable Energy Speaker Series: Alumni Edition, Bill Pfleger ’04 ’06 ’...

Landon Williams

Landon Williams
Nov 26, 2018

Landon Williams, Senior Public Engagement Specialist at Duke EnergyDuke Energy: Utility Initiatives for a Low Carbon FutureMonday, November 26 | 4:00 ...

Sean Hayes

Sean Hayes
Oct 29, 2018

Sean Hayes, Senior Vice President of Operations at Carolina Solar Services (previously Executive Director of The Oberlin Project)The Oberlin Project: ...

Open Call for Proposals 18-19 Cycle - AEC Internal Grant Opportunity
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 f...

Bill Pfleger

Bill Pfleger
Sep 24, 2018

Bill Pfleger, Solutions Architect ManagerMicrogrid Competency Center at Schneider ElectricThe New Energy Landscape: Microgrid Trends & Future Dire...

NEXUS research project cuts by half local farm's greenhouse energy consumption
Jul 18, 2018

Dr. Ok-Youn Yu, associate professor and assistant chair in Appalachian State University’s Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environ...

An Innovative Biochar System
Jun 7, 2018

The kiln at Against the Grain Farm in Zionville, N.C., is fired, turning biomass — wood, sorghum stalks, and animal bones — into biochar, a soil a...