IIT Kharagpur crop production technology Syllabus Non-conventional Energy Sources
Non-conventional Energy Sources
3 – 0 – 0 : 3 Credits Prerequsites: None
Solar Energy: Solar system. Design of solar energy operated systems for
application in agriculture. Photovoltaic devices.
Wind Energy: Horizontal and vertical axis wind rotors. Wind regime analysis.
Design and evaluation of wind mills.
Energy from Biomass: Recycling of agricultural waste. Microbiological
conversion of plant materials to fuels. Bio-chemistry of anaerobic
fermentation. Design of biogas systems for heating, lighting and running IC
Cost Economics: Economics of use of various alternative sources of energy in