CSVTU BE Non-Conventional And Renewable Energy Sources Syllabus

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.

Reference books:

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.

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