CME365 Syllabus - Renewable Energy Technologies - 2021 Regulation - Open Elective | Anna University

CME365 Syllabus - Renewable Energy Technologies - 2021 Regulation - Open Elective | Anna University


CME365

RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES

 L T P C

3003

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
1 To know the Indian and global energy scenario
2 To learn the various solar energy technologies and its applications.
3 To educate the various wind energy technologies.
4 To explore the various bio-energy technologies.
5 To study the ocean and geothermal technologies.

UNIT I

ENERGY SCENARIO

9

Indian energy scenario in various sectors – domestic, industrial, commercial, agriculture, transportation and others – Present conventional energy status – Present renewable energy status-Potential of various renewable energy sources-Global energy status-Per capita energy consumption - Future energy plans

UNIT II

SOLAR ENERGY

9

Solar radiation – Measurements of solar radiation and sunshine – Solar spectrum - Solar thermal collectors – Flat plate and concentrating collectors – Solar thermal applications – Solar thermal energy storage – Fundamentals of solar photo voltaic conversion – Solar cells – Solar PV Systems – Solar PV applications.


UNIT III

WIND ENERGY

9

Wind data and energy estimation – Betz limit - Site selection for windfarms – characteristics - Wind resource assessment - Horizontal axis wind turbine – components - Vertical axis wind turbine – Wind turbine generators and its performance – Hybrid systems – Environmental issues - Applications.

UNIT IV

BIO-ENERGY

9

Bio resources – Biomass direct combustion – thermochemical conversion - biochemical conversion-mechanical conversion - Biomass gasifier - Types of biomass gasifiers - Cogeneration –- Carbonisation – Pyrolysis - Biogas plants – Digesters –Biodiesel production – Ethanol production - Applications.

UNIT V

OCEAN AND GEOTHERMAL ENERGY

9

Small hydro - Tidal energy – Wave energy – Open and closed OTEC Cycles – Limitations – Geothermal energy – Geothermal energy sources - Types of geothermal power plants – Applications - Environmental impact.

TOTAL: 45 PERIODS

OUTCOMES: At the end of the course the students would be able to
• Discuss the Indian and global energy scenario.
• Describe the various solar energy technologies and its applications.
• Explain the various wind energy technologies.
• Explore the various bio-energy technologies.
• Discuss the ocean and geothermal technologies.

TEXT BOOKS:
• Fundamentals and Applications of Renewable Energy | Indian Edition, by Mehmet Kanoglu, Yunus A. Cengel, John M. Cimbala, cGraw Hill; First edition (10 December 2020), ISBN-10 : 9390385636
• Renewable Energy Sources and Emerging Technologies, by Kothari, Prentice Hall India Learning Private Limited; 2nd edition (1 January 2011), ISBN-10 : 8120344707

REFERENCES:
1. Godfrey Boyle, “Renewable Energy, Power for a Sustainable Future”, Oxford University Press, U.K., 2012.
2. Rai.G.D., “Non-Conventional Energy Sources”, Khanna Publishers, New Delhi, 2014.
3. Sukhatme.S.P., “Solar Energy: Principles of Thermal Collection and Storage”, Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Company Ltd., New Delhi, 2009.
4. Tiwari G.N., “Solar Energy – Fundamentals Design, Modelling and applications”, Alpha Science Intl Ltd, 2015.
5. Twidell, J.W. & Weir A., “Renewable Energy Resources”, EFNSpon Ltd., UK, 2015.

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