NON–CONVENTIONAL SOURCES OF ENERGY JNTU Syllabus
JAWAHARLAL NEHRU TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY
IV Year B.Tech EEE I-Sem T P C
4+1* 0 4
NON–CONVENTIONAL SOURCES OF ENERGY
It introduces solar energy its radiation, collection, storage and application. It also introduces the Wind
energy, Biomass energy, Geothermal energy and ocean energy as alternative energy sources.
UNIT – I
PRINCIPLES OF SOLAR RADIATION: 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.
SOLAR ENERGY COLLECTION: Flat plate and concentrating collectors, classification of concentrating
collectors, orientation and thermal analysis, advanced collectors.
SOLAR ENERGY STORAGE AND APPLICATIONS: Different methods, Sensible, latent heat and
stratified storage, solar ponds. Solar Applications- solar heating/cooling technique, solar distillation and
drying, photovoltaic energy conversion.
WIND ENERGY: 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
GEOTHERMAL ENERGY: Resources, types of wells, methods of harnessing the energy, potential in
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. Thermoelectric
generators, seebeck, peltier and joul Thomson effects, Figure of merit, materials, applications,
MHD generators, principles, dissociation and ionization, hall effect, magnetic flux, MHD accelerator, MHD
Engine, power generation systems, electron gas dynamic conversion, economic aspects. Fuel cells,
principles, faraday’s law’s, thermodynamic aspects, selection of fuels and operating conditions.
1. Non-Conventional Energy Sources /G.D. Rai
2. Renewable Energy Technologies /Ramesh & Kumar /Narosa
1. Renewable energy resources/ Tiwari and Ghosal/ Narosa.
2. Non-Conventional Energy / Ashok V Desai /Wiley Eastern.
3. Non-Conventional Energy Systems / K Mittal /Wheeler
4. Solar Energy /Sukhame