The North Carolina Wind Application Center (NCWAC)

The North Carolina Wind Application Center (NCWAC) is a collaborative project supported by Appalachian State University Department of Sustainable Technology & the Built Environment, the Appalachian Energy Center and the National Renewable Energy Lab. Growing out of several years of wind energy research, the NCWAC is part of the national Wind for Schools program and serves all wind energy stakeholder in our state. The NCWAC supports schools hosting wind turbines, leads wind education and outreach activities, consults for stakeholders interested in wind energy and is recognized nation-wide among the industry for its Small Wind Research & Demonstration Site on Beech Mountain, testing state-of-the-art turbine technology and demonstrating wind systems currently available on the American Marketplace and provides support for wind energy applications. This facility features 7 small wind turbine systems suitable for residential, farm, or business applications and provides a truly unique hands-on training experience with educational workshops and seminars.

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