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PARUL UNIVERSITY-FACULTY OF ENGINEERING &

TECHNOLOGY
DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
(M. TECH. THERMAL ENGINEERING)
SYLLABUS FOR 1ST SEM M. TECH. PROGRAMME
RENEWABLE ENERGY ENGINEERING (03210130)
ACADEMIC YEAR 2016-17
Type of Course: M.Tech
Prerequisite: Enthusiasm to learn the course, knowledge of non conventional energy
sources.
Rationale: The course is designed to give fundamental knowledge and relevant
technologies of renewable energy engineering.
Teaching and Examination Scheme:
Teaching
Scheme

Examination Scheme

(Hrs/Week)

Cr

External
TH (E)
PRA(V)
60

30

Internal
Mid Exam
*C.E
(M)
20
20

Total
P.A. (I)
20

150

L- Lectures, T- Tutorial/Teacher Guided Student Activity, P- Practical, Cr- Credit, E - End


Semester Theo. Exam,
V - End Semester Viva Exam, M Mid Semester Exam, C.E
Continuous Evaluation P.A.- Progressive Assessment
Contents:
Sr.
Topic
No.
COMMERCIAL ENERGY SCENARIO
Review
of
energy
sources,
present
energy
1.
consumption/utilization pattern sector-wise in India,
environmental impact of fossil fuels, growth of energy
sector and its planning in India.
SOLAR ENERGY
Solar radiation at the earths surface, solar radiation
measurements, estimation of average solar radiation, solar
thermal flat plate collectors, concentrating collectors, solar
thermal applications; heating, cooling, desalination, drying,
2.
cooking, principle of photovoltaic conversion of solar
energy, types of solar cells, photovoltaic applications; Solar
pond, solar refrigeration, solar thermal electric conversion,
other applications,
Economic analysis of solar thermal conversion.
WIND ENERGY
Power in the wind, Betz limit, site selection, wind energy
3.
conversion devices, characteristics, applications, offshore
wind energy, Hybrid systems, safety and environmental
aspects, wind energy potential and installation in India.
4.
BIO-ENERGY
Classification,
Characteristics
of
biomass,
Biomass
conversion processes, Gasifiers; Biomethanation, Basics of
anaerobic processes, Environmental significance, Biogas
production mechanism; thermo chemical conversion,
biomass
gasification,
pyrolysis
and
liquefaction,
biochemical conversion, anaerobic digestion, alcohol
production from biomass, bio diesel production, urban
waste to energy conversion, biomass energy programs in

Weight
age

Teachin
g Hrs.

5%

25%

16

20%

25%

14

Sr.
No.

Topic

Weight
age

Teachin
g Hrs.

India.
OTHER TYPES OF RENEWABLE ENERGY
Principle of ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC),
ocean thermal power plants, ocean wave energy
5.
25%
8
conversion, tidal energy conversion, geothermal energy,
geothermal power plants, hydrogen & fuel cell - sources of
energy.
*CE: It Consists of Assignment /Seminar/Presentation/Quiz/Surprise Test (Summative/MCQ)
etc.
Reference Books:
1. Khan B. H, Non Conventional Energy, TMH.
2. Tiwari and Ghosal, Renewable Energy Resources: basic principle & application,
Narosa Publication.
3. Rao Koteswara, Energy Resources, Conventional & Non-Conventional, BSP
Publication.
4. Solar Energy: Principles of Thermal Collections and Storage by Sukhatme S.P.,
McGraw Hill Publishing Co.
5. J. A. Duffie and W. A. Beckman, Solar Engineering of Thermal Process, 2nd Ed., John
Wiley, New York.
6. Soteris A. Kalogirou, Solar Energy Engineering Process and Systems, Academic
Press.
7. Twidell, J.W. and Weir, A., Renewable Energy Sources, EFN Spon Ltd.
8.
Kishore V N, Renewable Energy Engineering and Technology, Teri Press, New Delhi.
9. Bent Sorensen, Renewable Energy, Elsevier Academic Press, 3rd Edition.
10. Peter Gevorkian, Sustainable Energy Systems Engineering, McGraw Hill.
11. D. Y. Goswami, F Kreith and J. F. Kreider, Principles of Solar Engineering, Taylor and
Francis, Philadepha.
12. Godfrey Boyle, Renewable Energy, Power for a Sustainable Future, Oxford
University Press, U.K.
Course Outcome:
After learning the course the students should be able to:
1. Understand the basic concept of renewable energy engineering.
2. Acknowledge, access and analysis various renewable energy system & technology.
3. Evaluate renewable energy related system for a particular application
4. Understand the basic concept of renewable energy engineering.
List of Tutorials:
Based on Syllabus students shall prepare following tutorial.
1. Evaluation of UL, FR and in Thermosyphonic mode of flow with fixed input
parameters.
2. Evaluation of UL, FR, in Thermosyphonic mode of flow at different radiation level.
3. Evaluation of UL, FR, in Thermosyphonic mode of flow at different inlet water
temperature.
4. Evaluation of UL, FR, and in Thermosyphonic mode of flow with different wind
speed.
5. To demonstrate the I-V and P-V characteristics of PV module with varying radiation
and temperature level.
6. To demonstrate the I-V and P-V characteristics of series and parallel combination of
PV modules.
7. To demonstrate the effect of shading on module output power.
Major & Minor Equipments:
1. Solar water heater
2. Solar photo voltaic street light
3. Windmill & solar photovoltaic combination
4. Solar photovoltaic training research kit
5. Digital anemometer
6. Sunshine recorder