WNC Renewable Energy Initiative (State)

Dr. Dennis Scanlin
(828) 262-7333

WNCREI is a public service program, sponsored by the university and the NC State Energy Office, to raise awareness about the benefits and feasibility of renewable energy in the southern Appalachian region.

The program operates a wind research and development facility on Beech Mountain; an anemometer loan program to help citizens develop a better understanding of the state's wind resources and to provide information to interested land owners about the viability of producing electricity with residential scale wind technology; and workshops, classes and community events to make renewable energy more familiar and accessible to the region's residents.