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 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 implementing sustainable technologies in developing countries. 

Sustainable Technology Program News

Photovoltaics II Class Spring 2019 applied their knowledge by designing and installing an off-grid solar electric system for a real world client.

Photovoltaics II class designs and installs off-grid solar electric system

The Sustainable Technology program has a new relatively new Photovoltaics II class.  The focus is on battery-based, off-grid solar electric syste...

Appalachian State University Campus

AppState Featured as a Top School for Renewable Energy Programs

Prestigious universities like Stanford, Duke, Boston University and MIT have renowned alternative energy programs with cutting-edge technology and glo...

Senior Lecturer Jack Martin in Ludhiana, India with a Neelam Electric Rickshaw. Photo courtesy of Jack Martin

Appalachian professor works with Light Electric Vehicle Association to offer campus classes, training abroad

Jack Martin, senior lecturer in the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment at Appalachian State University, has partnered with...