Wind For Schools

The Wind for Schools program, sponsored by the DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory, aims to install small scale wind turbines for educational use at schools throughout North Carolina. The program encourages the incorporation of renewable energy education into the K-12 science curriculum. Appalachian State installed four turbines in 2011 at schools in the mountains including Alleghany High, Avery High, Watauga High, & North Wilkes Middle. Five turbines were installed on the coast at JP Knapp, Cape Hatteras Secondary, First Flight School, College of the Albemarle - Dare, & College of the Albemarle in Edenton . The Wind for Schools program also offers workshops, webinars, and assistance in educating teachers and students about renewable energy. We are accepting applications for 2013 on a rolling basis. Apply now to be an official host Wind for School!  For more information on the national Wind For Schools program please see the Wind Powering America site.

FREE! Wind Workshop

The ASU Wind Application Center will be hosting a free Wind for Schools workshop in Boone, NC on March 2, 2013.  High and middle school teachers in attendance will learn how to incorporate renewable energy curriculum into STEM standards, earn continuing education credits, and get a free Kid Wind Classroom Pack ($244 value)!  Registeration is available online at  

Now Accepting Applications for 2013

Want a small turbine for your school?  Appalachian State Wind Application Center (WAC)  is now accepting applications for 2013 turbine installations. To apply, contact ASU WAC at or call us at (828) 262-7333.

Watauga County Wind for Schools

Located just minutes from the Wind Application Center, the Watauga High School wind turbine was the 7th installed in North Carolina in 2011 through Wind for Schools.  On December 14th, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held with Boone mayor Loretta Clawson, students from Miss Chestnut and Ms. Sheets' classes, representitives from Sundance Power Systems, Watauga High and Wind Application Center staff in attendance.  Like all of our partnering schools, we are working with Watauga K-12 teachers to develop grade appropriate curriculum related to renewable energy.