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GBTU / MTU Syllabus of NON-CONVENTIONAL ENERGY RESOURCES [Effective from the session : 2012-13]

EOE-081: NON-CONVENTIONAL ENERGY RESOURCES

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UNIT-I
Introduction
Various non-conventional energy resources- Introduction, availability, classification, relative
merits and demerits.
3
Solar Cells:
Theory of solar cells. solar cell materials, solar cell array,  solar cell power plant, limitations.
4
UNIT-II
Solar Thermal Energy:
Solar radiation, flat plate collectors and their materials, applications and performance, focussing
of collectors and their materials, applications and performance; solar thermal power plants,
thermal energy storage for solar heating and cooling, limitations.
9
UNIT-III
Geothermal Energy:
Resources of geothermal energy, thermodynamics of geo-thermal energy conversion-electrical
conversion, non-electrical conversion, environmental considerations.
4
Magneto-hydrodynamics (MHD):
Principle of working of MHD Power plant, performance and limitations.
2
Fuel Cells:
Principle of working of various types of fuel cells and  their  working,  performance  and
limitations.
3
UNIT-IV
Thermo-electrical and thermionic Conversions:
Principle of working, performance and limitations.
2
Wind Energy:
Wind power  and its sources, site selection, criterion, momentum theory, classification of rotors,
concentrations and augments, wind characteristics. performance and limitations of energy
conversion systems.
6
UNIT-V
Bio-mass:
Availability of bio-mass and its conversion theory.
2
Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC):
Availability, theory and working principle, performance and limitations.
Wave and Tidal Wave:
Principle of working, performance and limitations.
Waste Recycling Plants.
3
Text/References Books:
1.  Raja etal, “Introduction to Non-Conventional Energy Resources” Scitech Publications.
2.  John Twideu and Tony Weir, “Renewal Energy Resources” BSP Publications, 2006.
3.  M.V.R. Koteswara Rao, “ Energy Resources: Conventional & Non-Conventional “ BSP
Publications,2006.
4.  D.S. Chauhan,”Non-conventional Energy Resources” New Age International.
5.  C.S. Solanki, “Renewal Energy Technologies: A Practical Guide for Beginners” PHI
Learning.

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