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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...
Jan 14 2016
2016 State Energy Conference, Raleigh (April 20-21, 2016)Student Research Poster Session: College and university students are invited to showcase energy focused research, capstone and community projects as poster presentations during the 2016 State Energy Conference. Posters may be on subjects related to energy policy, market development, planning, engineering, inter allia. Registration is free for students selected to present posters. How? Complete and submit the Student Poster...
Nov 09 2015
The Appalachian State University (ASU) biomass energy project team and Appalachian Energy Center hosted an open house for a biomass heated greenhouse project called NEXUS on Oct. 21. It was part of the third annual National Bioenergy Day event, and the first-ever open house of the project.  We were pleased to have more than 70 people attend including sponsors, ASU staff and students, farms and organizations from the local area as well as other areas. The guided site tours provided an...
Aug 27 2015
Activity supported with Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation fundingBOONE—The Appalachian Energy Center at Appalachian State University recently completed a project that began in 2005 to help eight North Carolina counties produce renewable energy while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improve their economy.The project was funded by a grant from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation of Winston-Salem. The ZSR Foundation and the Appalachian Energy Center share the goals of protecting the environment while...

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