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Appalachian’s Solar Homestead is voted people’s favorite

SHPeople__sChoice_t.jpgBOONE— The Solar Homestead, Appalachian State University’s entry in the Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon 2011 competition, propelled the mountain homestead into the 21st century with its bifacial solar panels, great porch and outbuilding modules that can be reconfigured depending on living needs.

Renewable energy workshops offered at Appalachian

BOONE—A series of workshops on renewable energy systems is bringing some of the nation’s top experts to Appalachian State University.

Solar trash compactors part of campus scene at Appalachian

CStepp3_t.jpgBOONE—Solar-powered trash compactors are now part of the Appalachian State University campus thanks to the student-led Renewable Energy Initiative (REI).

Blue Ridge Electric is utility partner for Appalachian’s Solar Homestead project

ELE2CLogoStackedTS_t.jpgBOONE—Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation has become the latest partner in Appalachian State University’s Solar Decathlon 2011 project.

Students represent Appalachian at Powershift 2011

BOONE—A group of 90 Appalachian State University students will represent the university at Powershift 2011 April 15-18 in Washington, D.C.

REI spring forum held April 4

BOONE—The Appalachian State University Renewable Energy Initiative (REI) will hold a spring forum Thursday, April 4, at 7 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Solarium.

Appalachian featured in ARC “Green Schools” report

sustainability.jpgBOONE—The green energy movement has the potential to create more than 70,000 jobs in the 13-state Appalachia Region by 2030, according to a report released March 17 at Appalachian State University.

Solar Decathlon 2011 has new location; Appalachian’s team begins construction of Solar Homestead

View larger imageBOONE—After weeks of uncertainty, the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of the Interior have announced that the Solar Decathlon 2011 will be held at the National Mall’s West Potomac Park on the banks of the Potomac River along the path between the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials.

Appalachian will host Green Drinks Boone’s next meeting

BOONE – Appalachian State University will host the monthly Green Drinks Boone meeting Feb. 8 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Solar Decathlon team’s headquarters located at 1100 East King Street in Boone.  The event is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served.