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DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRONICS AND COMMUNICATION

ENGINEERING

SUBJECT: RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES

SEMESTER : V

QUESTION BANK (ORO551)


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Mrs.N.MANGAIYARKARASI, AP/ECE
ORO551 RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES
LTPC
3003

UNIT I PRINCIPLES OF SOLAR RADIATION 10


Role and potential of new and renewable source, the solar energy option, Environmental impact
of solar power, physics of the sun, the solar constant, extraterrestrial and terrestrial solar
radiation, solar radiation on titled surface, instruments for measuring solar radiation and sun
shine, solar radiation data.

UNIT II SOLAR ENERGY COLLECTION 8


Flat plate and concentrating collectors, classification of concentrating collectors, orientation and
thermal analysis, advanced collectors.

UNIT III SOLAR ENERGY STORAGE AND APPLICATIONS 7


Different methods, Sensible, latent heat and stratified storage, solar ponds. Solar Applications-
solar heating/cooling technique, solar distillation and drying, photovoltaic energy conversion.

UNIT IV WIND ENERGY 10


Sources and potentials, horizontal and vertical axis windmills, performance characteristics, Betz
criteria BIO-MASS: Principles of Bio-Conversion, Anaerobic/aerobic digestion, types of Bio-gas
digesters, gas yield, combustion characteristics of bio-gas, utilization for cooking, I.C.Engine
operation and economic aspects.

UNIT V GEOTHERMAL ENERGY 9


Resources, types of wells, methods of harnessing the energy, potential in India. OCEAN ENERGY:
OTEC, Principles utilization, setting of OTEC plants, thermodynamic cycles. Tidal and wave
energy: Potential and conversion techniques, mini-hydel power plants, and their economics.
DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION: Need for DEC, Carnot cycle, limitations, principles of DEC.
TOTAL : 45 PERIODS

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(Mrs.N.Mangaiyarkarasi)

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DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRONICS AND COMMUNICATION ENGINEERING

COURSE PLAN

Sub. Code : OMO551 Branch / Year / Sem : B.E ECE / III/V


Sub. Name: Renewable Energy Sources Batch : 2017-2021
Staff Name: Mrs.N.Mangaiyarkarasi Academic Year : 2019-20 (ODD)

COURSE OBJECTIVE
1. To get exposure on solar radiation and its environmental impact to power.
2. To know about the various collectors used for storing solar energy.
3. To know about the various applications in solar energy.
4. To learn about the wind energy and biomass and its economic aspects.
5. To know about geothermal energy with other energy sources.

TEXT BOOKS

T1. Rai G.D. “Non-Conventional Energy Sources”, Khanna Publishers, 2011.


T2.Twidell & Wier, “Renewable Energy Resources”, CRC Press (Taylor & Francis), 2011.

REFERENCE BOOK

R1. Tester, Drake, Driscoll, Golay and Peters, “Sustainable Energy”, Prentice Hall, India, 2005.

WEB RESOURCES

W1. https://www.slideshare.net/kaushalkakadia/solar-energy-72325905 (TOPIC 05)


W2. https://nptel.ac.in/courses/112105050/ (TOPIC 09)
W3. https://slideplayer.com/slide/4474803/ (TOPIC 12)
W4. https://slideplayer.com/slide/1638627/ (TOPIC 16)
W5. https://slideplayer.com/slide/4384969/ (TOPIC 27)

W6. https://www.slideshare.net/saranraj107/direct-energy-conversion-v (TOPIC 33)

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Topic Topic Books Page No. Teaching No. of Cumulative


No for Methodology Hours No. of
Reference Required periods
UNIT I: PRINCIPLES OF SOLAR RADIATION (11)
Role and potential
of new and
01 renewable source, T1 35-43 BB 2 2
The solar energy
option
Environmental
02 impact of solar T1 49-53 BB 1 3
power
03 Physics of the sun T2 89-93 BB 1 4
04 The solar constant T1 47-49 BB 1 5
Extraterrestrial
T2
05 and terrestrial 86-87 PPT 2 7
W1
solar radiation
Solar radiation on
06 T1 69-71 BB 1 8
tilted surface
Instruments for
measuring solar
07 T2 104-107 BB 2 10
radiation and sun
shine
Solar radiation
08 T1 64-65 BB 1 11
data
LEARNING OUTCOME
At the end of unit, students should be able to
 State the concept of solar energy.
 Compare the radiation of extraterrestrial and terrestrial.
 Plan to collect solar radiation data.
 Analyze the concept of environmental impact of solar power.
UNIT II: SOLAR ENERGY COLLECTION (9)
Flat plate T1
09 76-86 NPTEL 2 13
collector W2
Concentrating
collectors,
10 classification of T1 102-111 BB 3 16
concentrating
collectors
Orientation and
11 T1 168-178 BB 3 19
thermal analysis
Advanced
12 W3 - PPT 1 20
collectors
LEARNING OUTCOME
At the end of unit, students should be able to
 Explain the concept of flat plate collector.
 Develop the concept of advanced collectors.
 Compare the different types of concentrating collectors.
 Demonstrate the concept of thermal analysis.

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Topic Topic Books Page No. Teaching No. of Cumulative


No for Methodology Hours No. of
Reference Required periods
UNIT III :SOLAR ENERGY STORAGE AND APPLICATIONS (7)
13 Different methods T1 124-125 BB 1 21
Sensible, latent
14 heat and stratified T1 127-131 BB 1 22
storage
15 Solar ponds T1 138-143 BB 1 23
16 Solar Applications T1,W4 144-145 PPT 1 24
Solar
152-158
17 heating/cooling T1 BB 1 25
162-168
technique
Solar distillation
18 T1 195-197 BB 1 26
and drying
Photovoltaic
19 R1 572-581 BB 1 27
energy conversion
LEARNING OUTCOME
At the end of unit, students should be able to
 State the concept of solar energy storage.
 Describe the concept of solar heating technique.
 Identify the applications of solar systems.
 Understand the basic principle of photovoltaic cell.
UNIT IV: WIND ENERGY (12)
Sources and
20 T1 256-260 BB 1 28
potentials
Horizontal and
21 vertical axis T1 262-281 BB 2 30
windmills
Performance
290-304
22 characteristics T2 BB 1 31
274-277
Betz criteria
BIO-MASS:
23 Principles of Bio- T1 319-324 BB 2 33
Conversion
Anaerobic/
24 T1 327-331 BB 1 34
aerobic digestion
Types of Bio-gas
digesters, gas
25 yield combustion T1 342-353 BB 2 36
characteristics of
bio-gas
Combustion
characteristics of
26 T2 365-369 BB 1 37
bio-gas ,utilization
for cooking
I.C.Engine
27 operation and W5 -- PPT 2 39
economic aspects

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Topic Topic Books for Page No. Teaching No. of Cumulative


No Reference Methodology Hours No. of
Required periods
LEARNING OUTCOME
At the end of unit, students should be able to
 State the Principle of wind energy.
 Plan the concept of I.C. engine operation.
 Describe the concept of bio-mass conversion.
 Compare the types bio-gas digesters.
UNIT V: GEOTHERMAL ENERGY (11)
Resources, types
of wells, methods
28 T1 484-487 BB 2 41
of harnessing the
energy
29 Potential in India T1 487-490 BB 1 42
OCEAN ENERGY:
OTEC, Principles
utilization, Setting
30 T1 495-510 BB 2 44
of OTEC plants,
thermodynamic
cycles
Tidal and wave
energy: Potential
31 T1 510-532 BB 3 47
and conversion
techniques
Mini-hydel power
32 plants and their T1 541-549 BB 1 48
economics
DIRECT ENERGY
CONVERSION:
Need for DEC,
33 Carnot cycle, W6 --- PPT 2 50
limitations,
principles of DEC

LEARNING OUTCOME
At the end of unit, students should be able to
 State the principle of geothermal energy.
 Compare the concept of tidal power with hydel.
 Describe the concept of ocean thermal energy conversion.
 Explain the principle of direct energy conversion.

COURSE OUTCOME
At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
 Understanding the physics of solar radiation.
 Ability to classify the solar energy collectors and methodologies of storing solar energy.
 Knowledge in applying solar energy in a useful way.
 Knowledge in wind energy and biomass with its economic aspects.
 Knowledge in capturing and applying other forms of energy sources like wind, biogas and
geothermal energies.

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CONTENT BEYOND THE SYLLABUS

 Principal component for a sustainable energy future.

INTERNAL ASSESSMENT DETAILS

TEST NO. I II MODEL

Topic Nos. 1-10 11-19 1-33

Date

INTERNAL ASSIGNMENT DETAILS


ASSIGNMENT I II
Topic Nos. 1-10 PCE
Deadline
ASSIGNMENT DETAILS

ASSIGNMENT-I(20 Marks) ASSIGNMENT-II (20 Marks)


(Before AT-I) (Before AT-II)
Topics nos. for reference 1-10 PCE Activity

Part-A Activity 1: Mini project


1. What is meant by beam radiation? Activity 2: Case study presentation
2. List out the available solar radiation data. Activity 3: Role play
3. Define solar constant.
Activity 4:Think break( Problem solving)
4. What are the main components of flat plate
solar collector? Activity 5: Poster presentation
5. What are types of concentrating collectors? Activity 6: APH
Part-B
1. What are the main components of a flat
plate solar collector and explain the function
each.
2. Compare the world renewable energy
sources.
3. Explain in detail about extraterrestrial and
terrestrial radiation.

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