AEC Energy Extension Program

The Appalachian Energy Center (AEC) at Appalachian State University offers a variety of beneficial resources and programs to our customers and community.

AEC's Energy Extension Program (EEP) offers energy extension services, an online resource center, and various project and research opportunities.

Energy Extension Services

The AEC's Energy Extension Services include residential energy assessments and residential renewable energy site assessments. These services are currently only available to Appalachain State faculty, staff, and students as course schedules allow.

If you are not eligible but are interested in these services in the future, you can let AEC know by completing their EEP feedback form.

Online Resource Center

The EEP Online Resource Center provides curated resources on various energy topics organized for diverse audience interests:

  • Database of energy topics and learning resources for all ages, including curricula resources for teaching energy topics to K-12 students.
  • Guidance on installation and investment strategies for homeowners and small businesses interested in renewable energy resources.
  • Tools for stakeholders and policymakers on how communities leverage clean energy, as well as environmental impacts.
  • Data and research reports for audiences interested in diving deeper into the impacts of energy usage.

Project and Research Opportunities

The Project and Research Opportunities divison of the EEP exists to connect community energy needs and projects with appropriate faculty and students at Appalachian State University.

Submitting a project or need to EEP gives community members and local businesses the opportunity to collaborate with experts in the field and move their story forward while also contributing to energy education and real-world experience for students.