AWS Truepower, an innovative leader in the renewable energy sector, has provided their powerful suite of wind developer software tools free of charge to Appalachian State University. Students and faculty in the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment will now have access to software that professional wind developers use, including Windnavigator, Windographer and Openwind. These programs offer online, high-resolution wind resource data, tools to analyze wind data and the industry’s most advanced software for designing and optimizing wind farms.
“This education access will provide our students invaluable experience with the latest tools of the wind industry,” remarked Sustainable Technology Practitioner-in-Residence Brent Summerville. “We are grateful to AWS Truepower for the support.”
Summerville spearheaded this initiative by reaching out to AWS directly to request software for the department, and students and faculty will have indefinite access to the three programs. To learn more about the software and AWS, visit awstruepower.com.
Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment at Appalachian State University
The Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment at Appalachian State University features an integrated array of programs spanning the fields of sustainable design and technology. Its mission is to foster a strong and vibrant culture of inquiry, discovery and innovation that integrates theory with application, problem seeking with problem solving, local issues with global perspectives and technological progress with environmental stewardship.
The department offers bachelor’s degrees in sustainable technology and building science, and a master’s degree in technology.
The Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment is one of seven departments housed in the College of Fine and Applied Arts. To learn more, visit tec.appstate.edu.