Green, Bobby Lynn 2010-02-12

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Bobby Green talks about his career with the Electrical Engineering Department at Texas Tech, and his involvement in the Crosbyton Solar Power Project. Much of the interview discusses the design and construction in the project, and the Electrical Engineering program under Russell Seacat.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Bobby Lynn Green

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: February 12, 2010

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Lynn Whitfield

Length: 00:55:38


Background; Born Crosbyton, TX; High School ’68 (Lorenzo, TX); Family History; Trade school, Oklahoma City (Electronics Technician School); Interest in mechanical engineering; Farming in Crosby County (before attending TTU); Texas Tech – Electrical Engineering ‘70s (Undergraduate/Masters); Professors (Seacat); Project Labs; Solar Power Interests; Dr. Reichert; Crosbyton Solar Power Project (Picture); Design and Construction; Steam generator next to bowl; Steam turbine water usage; Steam turbine system; How to clean the dishes/mirrors; Mirror/reflector Design; Barstow Project v. Crosbyton Project; Dr. Green Highlights/Memories; Solar Power Conference Presentation (photograph reference to event); Getting system operational; Automated System; “Good Morning America” appearance; Problems with getting parts (glass); Project Closing; Dr. Reichert resignation; Left project for consulting firm/later came back; Departmental Turmoil; Reflective Bowl – dismantled and parts buried or sold; Kept steam whistle from 1st solar power steam (gave to John Reichert); Solar Project Power Problems; Project Influence to become Professor; Electrical Engineering Professor since 1986; Picture/Description of Logo; Photograph Comment After Interview.

Access Information

Original Recording Format:

Recording Format Notes: CD copy available to listen in reading room

Transcript: Transcript available on dspace

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