Sustainable Technology

Sustainable Technology: Sound Solutions to Real Problems

Do you have concern about environmental and social impacts of 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 water 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 sustainable development work in developing countries.

Sustainable Technology Program News

Tesla and Palmetto Recruit Appalachian Students

Tesla and Palmetto recruit ‘successful leaders’ in sustainability at Appalachian

BOONE, N.C. — “We need leaders and we need them now,” a representative from Tesla Inc. told students at Appalachian State University.At a recrui...

Sustainable Energy Speaker Series

Speaker Series--Energy Storage Systems and Solutions - April 23

Sal GilGlobal Business Development Manager for ABB's Power Consulting services businessEnergy Storage Systems and SolutionsMonday, April 23 | 4:00 - 5...

Solar Thermal Technology Fall 2018

Innovation Scholar’s Program unique Greenhouse Solar Thermal System

Students in solar thermal technology (fall TEC 4628 and spring TEC 5628) have been involved in the design, construction, commissioning, and testing of...