Sustainable Technology

Sustainable Technology: Sound Solutions to Real Problems

Do you have concern about the environmental and social impacts of energy and technology? Are you ready to critically examine a wide variety of problems? Are you committed to making the world a better place? Discover...

  • Energy conversion systems such as solar, wind, hydro, biofuels
  • Waste and wastewater management
  • Community and Shelter Design
  • E-bike and E-vehicle design
  • Technology assessment
  • Small-scale production systems
  • Technology transfer

Sustainable Technology reflects an approach to technological development, characterized by creative and sound engineering, that recognizes the social, environmental, political, economic, and technical aspects of a proposed technological solution to a problem facing a society.

Pursue many careers with a Sustainable Technology background. Renewable energy; energy management; design, build and/or maintain renewable energy equipment; solid waste or recycling industry; design and build sustainable buildings; sell ST products; utility companies or government research labs; and/or implementing sustainable technologies in developing countries. 

Sustainable Technology Program News

On Everest, App State faculty fine-tune tools for sky-high scholarship

Dr. Baker Perry, National Geographic Explorer and professor in Appalachian State University‚Äôs Department of Geography and Planning, returned to...

Solar-Ops technicians Calian Micallef, Jack Lundie, and Caroline Piephoff. Both Jack (STBE) and Caroline (Physics) are App State alumni.

Solar-Ops and App State Partner on Wind and New EV Charging Station Monitor

Solar Operations Solutions (Solar-Ops), in collaboration with Appalachian State University's Department of Sustainable Technology & the Built Envi...

NEXUS Project NCDA grant

NEXUS Project NCDA grant

The NEXUS research team has received a North Carolina Department of Agriculture Bioenergy Research Initiative grant for $76,396.  This two-year p...