Course Details

Subject {L-T-P / C} : EE4102 : Renewable Energy Systems {3-0-0 / 3}
Subject Nature : Theory
Coordinator : Prof. Monalisa Pattnaik


Sources of Energy: Traditional energy systems, sources, features and characteristics, applications. Renewable energy sources and features, distributed energy systems and dispersed generation. Solar thermal systems: Solar processes and spectral composition of solar radiation Radiation flux at the Earth’s surface, solar collectors, types and performance characteristics, Applications. Solar Photovoltaic systems: Operating principle, Photovoltaic cell concepts, cell, module, array, series and parallel connections, Applications, design of PV systems, Life cycle costing. Wind Energy: Wind energy conversion, efficiency limit for wind energy conversion, types of converters, aerodynamics of wind rotors, power ~ speed and torque ~ speed characteristics of wind turbines, wind turbine control systems, conversion to electrical power, characteristics of wind power plant, Applications. Hybrid Systems: Need for hybrid systems, Type of Hybrid systems: Diesel-PV, Wind-PV and system with battery backup.

Course Objectives

  1. Understand the various forms of conventional energy resources and to learn the present energy scenario and the need for energy conservation.
  2. Explain the concepts of wind and solar energy systems

Course Outcomes

1. Ability of integrating power electronics device with renewable energy sources.
2.Know-how of wind and solar power control.

Essential Reading

  1. S. N. Bhadra, D. Kastha, S. Banerjee, Wind Electrical Systems, Oxford Univ. Press , 2005
  2. C.S. Solanki, Solar Photovoltaics Fundamentals, Technologies and Applications, PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd. , 2016

Supplementary Reading

  1. J. Twidell and T. Weir, Renewable Energy Resources, PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd. , 2006
  2. D.P. Kothari, K.C.Singal and R. Ranjan, Renewable Energy Sources and Emerging Technology, PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd. , 2014