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...
Aug 12 2015
Forty-four STEM educators from across North Carolina attended two renewable energy workshops for teachers hosted by the Appalachian Energy Center (part of the Research Institute for Environment, Energy and Economics on campus). Participants ranged from Kindergarten teachers to High School Environmental Science and Technology teachers, as well as informal educators from museums and science institutes.  Read the full story and see more pics here.Thanks to the Institute for Electrical and...
Apr 28 2015
As part of the 2015 Appalachian Energy Summit the Appalachian Energy Center announces a Call for Student Poster Abstracts for the 3rd Annual Appalachian Energy Summit Poster Contest.Students: Submit an abstract on your energy-related research or project and participate in the 2015 Appalachian Energy Summit. Up to four students from each of the 17 University of North Carolina campuses will be selected to present their posters in the 3rd annual Energy Summit Student Poster Contest.  The...
Apr 10 2015
Appalachian Energy Center is pleased to announce that most of our workshops now provide continuing education credits for home builders that have earned the North Carolina Builder Institute (NCBI) designation. The purpose of the NCBI is to assist home builders and other professionals to stay on the cutting edge and provide you with the tools you need to stay ahead of your competition.Appalachian Energy Center's Workshops fit that need, covering topics from NC Energy Code, Green Guidelines &...

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