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2015

Business North Carolina: Energy Round Table

August 6, 2015
Powering change

North Carolina companies and researchers are tackling energy-industry issue, including developing storage, neutralizing waste and integrating renewables.



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Smart Grid DEEP: A Pathway to North Carolina’s Clean Power Plan (Webinar)

August 6, 2015

Smart Grid DEEP (Smart Grid, Distributed Energy, and Efficiency Program) is the platform North Carolina is missing in terms of connecting our municipalities around the benefits of clean power and Smart City planning. North Carolina lacks the competitive CleanTech strategy of states like California, New York, and Connecticut and we can’t afford to stay ten years behind in this case.



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KIT Student Spotlight: Meet graduate student, Christian Furtwaengler

July 28, 2015

Learning a language brings understanding to how others think. Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) graduate student, Christian Furtwaengler applies this belief to research.

Born in Freiburg (pronounced Fri-burg), Germany, Furtwaengler grew up 12 miles outside of the city. Although German is his native tongue, he is also fluent in Spanish, English and possesses a basic understanding of French.



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Appalachian Energy Summit

July 28, 2015

Individuals, families, even corporations can operate more sustainably. What about a whole university – in fact, a university system? Appalachian State has set out to build a sustainable system campus wide and, for the last four years, has hosted a summit for the entire University of North Carolina system to learn about sustainable practices. They just held their fifth gathering, so we sit down with some key players to find out how this might work and what it would mean.



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Tao Hong: Be Honest

July 28, 2015

Dr. Tao Hong is currently Director of BigDEAL (Big Data Energy Analytics Laboratory), NCEMC Faculty Fellow of Energy Analytics, Graduate Program Director and Assistant Professor of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and an Associate of Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC).



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KIT Student Spotlight: Meet graduate student, Jens–Fredrik Rees

July 7, 2015

Graduate student, JensFredrik Rees from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany contributes to energy research through travel.



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EEAO student team presents waste generation project to Mecklenburg county waste specialists

June 30, 2015

On June 26, 2015, EPIC's Energy and Environmental Assistance Office students, Seon-yi Han, Jake Leach and Dale Cobler presented their work to Michael Talbert, Senior Environmental Specialist with Mecklenburg County Solid Waste Division and Darren Steinhilber, Project Manager for Solid Waste, also with Mecklenburg County. The year-long study researched and analyzed the amount of waste generated during the different phases of residential housing construction to determine the amount of recy



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New Photovoltaic Technology Research Laboratory Opens

June 23, 2015

With the purpose of teaching the science and engineering of solar energy and partnering with industry to research methods for producing more-efficient and lower-cost solar cells, the Lee College of Engineering has opened the new Photovoltaic Technology Research Laboratory.

Located in the Energy Production and Infrastructure Building, the new photovoltaic lab is under the direction of Dr. Aba Ebong, professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.



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Visit the NC Transportation Museum on Rail Day

June 18, 2015

The N.C. Transportation Museum located in Spencer, NC will host Rail Day on Saturday, June 20 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Come explore the past, present and future of railway and other forms of transportation through hands-on experiences, tours, and craft activities. Visitors will have the chance to ride in passenger and caboose trains, motorcar and turntable rides and more!



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