Sustainable Technology program faculty recently had a tour of the Blackburn-Vannoy farm, led by Richard Rheingans of the Department of Sustainable Development at Appalachian State University. While there, it was discovered that the batteries in the E3 house needed to be replaced. The ASUREI committee, a student-led renewable energy initiative, approved funding to purchase the batteries. This week, the TEC 3548 Photovoltaics 2 class, led by Practitioner-in-Residence Sustainable Technology faculty member, Brent Summerville, installed them, getting the multimode solar electric system back online after a period of downtime. Future collaborations with Sustainable Develoment and the farm are anticipated.
The Sustainable Technology program is part of the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment at Appalachian State University.