CSVTU BE Non-Conventional And Renewable Energy Sources Syllabus
Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekanand Technical University, Bhilai
Semester: 7th Branch: Electrical Engg.
Subject: Non-Conventional And Renewable Energy Sources
UNIT I: Current Energy Systems
Energy utilization: energy characteristics, different forms of energy, energy use, role of energy consumption.
Energy resources: classification of energy resources, availability of commercial primary energy sources (coal,
oil, natural gas, hydro power), exploitation of commercial primary energy resources, economic growth and
energy demand, Renewable energy sources potential, solar energy, thermal energy, wind energy, biological
Energy conversion technologies: electricity generation, transport energy, rural energy, and limitations of current
power generation systems
UNIT II: Wind Energy
Wind power plant, classification of wind power plant, principles of power generation, wind turbine operation and
control, site selection, artificial winds, aero-electric plant, low wind speed turbines, energy storage scheme, wind
diesel hybrid system.
Geothermal Energy: types of geothermal energy, hydrothermal systems, geopressured systems, petrothermal
Ocean Energy: ocean energy conversion technologies, open or Claude cycle, closed cycle, problems in
harnessing ocean thermal plants, limitations of ocean thermal plants.
UNIT IV: Solar Energy
Solar radiation, solar collectors, solar power tower, conversion of solar heat into energy, solar water heaters,
solar ponds, solar cookers, solar refrigeration, solar water pumps, limitations of solar energy.
UNIT V: Energy conversion systems
Fuel cells: principle, advantages, disadvantages, and applications,
Solar cells: Theory and operation of solar cells, advantages, disadvantages and applications.
Biomass and bio-energy: biomass conversion, combustion of biomass, thermo chemical and biochemical
conversion, biogas applications, advantages.
1. “Power plant technology”, Wakil, McGraw Pbs.
2. “Renewable energy sources and their environmental impact”, Abbasi and Abbasi, PHI Pbs.
1. “Non conventional energy resources”, Singhal, Kataria Pbs.
2. “Generation of electrical energy”, B. R. Gupta, S Chand.
3. “Energy technology”, Rao and Parulekar, Khanna Pbs.