EEE 305 Lecture Notes

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EEE 305
Renewable Energy Sources
Lecture Notes
D. R. Binu Ben Jose
VIT University, Chennai Campus,
Chennai - 127

Introduction


Course Name : Renewable Energy Sources



Course Code

: EEE 305



LTPC

:3003



Course Prerequisites
: EEE 228

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Objectives
The course aims


To impart in depth knowledge of various
types of renewable energy sources.



To know the fundamental concepts of energy
conversion

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Expected Outcome
On the completion of this course the
student will be able to:






Obtain knowledge of different types of renewable
energy sources.
Identify the locations where opportunities exist for
tapping renewable energy sources
Understand the different areas where the
conventional energy sources can be replaced or
supplemented by renewable energy sources

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Student outcomes








an ability to apply science, and engineering
an ability to analyze and interpret data
an ability to design a system, component, or process
to meet desired needs within realistic constraints
such as economic, environmental, social, political,
ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and
sustainability
an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering
problems
An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern
Engineering tools for Engineering practice.

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Evaluation Mode


Continuous Assessment (30 %)



Assignments / Seminars/ Projects/ (20 %)



Term - End Examination (50 %)

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Syllabus

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Unit I
Solar Energy and Applications


Solar radiation, principles of solar energy
collection, types of collectors, Characteristics
& Principles of different types of collectors
and their efficiencies. Solar energy
applications, water heaters, air heaters, solar
cooling, Solar drying and power generation,
Solar tower concept (solar plant) and solar
pump.

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Unit II
Wind Energy


Energy from the wind, General theory of
wind mills, Types of wind mills,
performance of wind machines and wind
power efficiency.

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Unit III
Tidal Energy


Energy from tides and waves, working
principles of tidal plants, Tidal power
generations, Geothermal energy and
Principles of working of geothermal
power plants

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Unit IV - Bio-Energy


Energy from Biomass plants, various
types, industrial wastes, Municipal waste,
Burning plants, Energy from the
agricultural wastes and Applications

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Reference Books
1. S.P. Sukhatme, Solar Energy, Principles of Thermal Collection and Storage, Tata McGraw Hill Publishers, Fourth Print,
February 1989.
2. G.D. Rai, Solar Energy Utilizations, Khanna Publishers, Second Revised Edition, 1994.
3. Ronald Shaw, Wave Energy: A Design Challenge, Eills Horwood Ltd. Publishers, First Edition 1982.
4. Putnam, Energy from the Wind, Prentice Hall of India.2004 5. G.D. Rai, Non‐Conventional Energy Sources, Khanna
Publishers.2000.

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Happy New Year

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Lecture 1
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Unit I
Solar Energy and Applications

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Introduction
Why do we need energy?








Transportation
Lighting
Cooking
Power...
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