The Greene Turbine

Course Number: M-2080
Credit: 2 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Robert J. Scoff, P.E.
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Overview

In The Greene Turbine, you'll learn ...

  • How electrical power is generated in the U.S.
  • Conventional hydro methods for generating electricity
  • Why the Greene Turbine was developed
  • How the Greene Turbine works and why it is revolutionary

Overview

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Credit: 2 PDH

Length: 36 pages

The Greene Turbine is a newly patented (July of 2015) device that uses the energy in moving water to generate electrical power. The device looks like a big windmill that is placed in the flow of moving water.

The energy in moving water is called Hydro Kinetic Energy. Many attempts have been made to utilize this energy, but other than small scale applications, such as flour grinding mills, there has been very little success in these endeavors. The Greene Turbine is a real game changer in extracting energy from moving water.

The patented device turns external slow speed, high energy moving water into internal high speed, high energy moving water. It has been likened to a hydraulic gearbox. Even calling it a hydraulic gearbox doesn’t really describe it. This course shows what the Greene Turbine is and how it works. After reviewing this course and studying what the Greene Turbine does, you will just shake your head in amazement. At least, that’s what I did. The concept is so simple that it has to work. I invite you to take this course and silently congratulate Geoff Greene, the inventor, on his accomplishment.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • How much electrical energy is generated and used in this country
  • How this electrical energy is generated
  • How little electrical energy actually comes from renewable sources
  • What is Hydro Kinetic Energy
  • How much energy is in moving water
  • What is the Greene Turbine
  • The Torque, Power, RPM relationship, and how it affects Hydro Kinetic Energy harvesting
  • Where and why the Greene Turbine was developed

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 16 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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