Concepts NREC Announces “Understanding Green Energy” Course

Timed for Earth Day, Three-Day Seminar to Cover Basics of Renewable Energy Power Generation, Constructive Conservation, Carbon Dioxide Reduction and How to Apply for Renewable Energy Stimulus Funding.

White River Junction, VT, February 26, 2009 --( Concepts NREC, a world leader in turbomachinery design, engineering and manufacturing, with expertise in green energy systems, today announces the date of its “Understanding Green Energy” course developed to instruct students, engineers, energy entrepreneurs, legislators and inventors on the essentials of renewable energy and their uses across many applications. The three-day seminar will provide instruction on basic engineering rules for each form of renewable energy: solar, wind, water, geothermal, tidal and bio-fuel resources, and enable participants to evaluate the effective and practical uses of these energy types in residential, commercial and industrial applications. The Concepts NREC “Understanding Green Energy” course is scheduled to coincide with Earth Day 2009 and will be held in Wilder, Vt., April 22-24.

“Green energy generation brings unique technical challenges in utilizing sources that have low specific energy densities and are variable with time,” says Dan Hinch, Senior Vice President of Concepts NREC. “In this course, we will demonstrate the complete spectrum of energy conversion machinery and provide the understanding needed to select appropriate technological solutions for a diversity of renewable energy sources.”

In acknowledging that often the best ideas for renewable energy generation go undeveloped due to lack of funding, the Concepts NREC “Understanding Green Energy” course also will provide participants insights into key sources of government and private financial funding for green energy projects as well as instruction on how to access that financial support.

The instructors for the course are experienced engineering designers and professional business managers who are currently working on private industry and government green energy programs. Some of the programs include: 1) United States Department of Energy (DOE) projects, 2) hydrogen pipeline transmission compressors for the safe and efficient delivery of hydrogen gas to fuel cars, 3) wave energy turbines for generating electricity from ocean wave motion, 4) hydrokinetic turbines to recover energy from river or tidal flows, and 5) fish-friendly hydroelectric turbines for effective and efficient power generation.

Seminar Registration & Costs

The Concepts NREC “Understanding Green Energy” course is a three-day seminar that includes four sessions per day. The registration cost is $1,600 and includes the course textbook entitled, Renewable Energy, edited by Godfrey Boyle of The Open University in the United Kingdom. For more information, including full scheduling details and to register, call Concepts NREC at 802-296-2321; send an email to; or click on the "Green Energy Course" link at

About Concepts NREC
Concepts NREC is a leading worldwide turbomachinery design, engineering and development organization as well as a provider of turbomachinery design/analysis software and education, with a staff of over 100 professionals at its facilities in Wilder, VT, and Woburn, MA, as well as representation worldwide. For over a half century, Concepts NREC has provided manufacturers, users, government agencies and the engineering community with technology tools, services and products that have met their needs, helped achieve their goals and aided to develop and produce some of the world’s most advanced turbomachinery products. Concepts NREC is headquartered at 217 Billings Farm Road, White River Junction, VT 05001-9486. Telephone: 802-296-2321. Facsimile: 802-296-2325. For more information, go to:


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