CAI335: Solar and Wind Energy System syllabus for Env 2021 regulation (Professional Elective-V)

Solar and Wind Energy System detailed syllabus for Environmental Engineering (Env) for 2021 regulation curriculum has been taken from the Anna Universities official website and presented for the Env students. For course code, course name, number of credits for a course and other scheme related information, do visit full semester subjects post given below.

For Environmental Engineering 6th Sem scheme and its subjects, do visit Env 6th Sem 2021 regulation scheme. For Professional Elective-V scheme and its subjects refer to Env Professional Elective-V syllabus scheme. The detailed syllabus of solar and wind energy system is as follows.

Course Objectives:

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Unit I

SOLAR ENERGY RADIATION AND SOLAR THERMAL COLLECTORS Solar radiation availability – radiation measurement -transmittance – absorptance flat plate collectors – heat transfer correlations – collector efficiency – heat balance -absorber plate – types – selective surfaces. Solar driers types heat transfer performance of solar dryers agro industrial applications.

Unit II

SOLAR CONCENTRATING COLLECTORS AND PV TECHNOLOGY Optically concentrating collectors- types reflectors – solar thermal power stations principle and applications – solar stills- types- solar pond performance- characteristics applications. Photovoltatics types characteristic- load estimation batteries invertors operation system controls. PV system installations standalone systems- PV powered water pumping system sizing and optimization hybrid system solar technologies in green buildings.

Unit III

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Unit IV

WIND MILL DESIGN AND APPLICATIONS Turbines- Wind mill – classification – power curve. Upwind and downwind systems -transmission rotors – pumps – generators – standalone system – grid system -batteries. Wind energy storage – wind farms – wheeling and banking – testing and certification procedures.

Unit V

ALTERNATE ENERGY SOURCES Ocean energy – off shore and on shore ocean energy conversion technologies – OTEC principles – open and closed cycles. Tidal energy – high and low tides – tidal power – tidal energy conversion. Geothermal energy – resources – classification and types of geothermal power plants. Nuclear energy – reactions -fusion, fission, hybrid reactors. Fuel cell – principle and operation – classification and types. Energy storage- pumped hydro and underground pumped hydro – compressed air – battery – flywheel – thermal.

Text Books:

  1. Rai., G.D. “Solar Energy Utilization” Khanna publishers, New Delhi, 2002.
  2. More, H.S and R.C. Maheshwari, “ Wind Energy Utilization in India” CIAE Publication -Bhopal, 1982.
  3. Solanki, C.S. “Renewable Energy Technologies: A Practical guide for beginners”. PHI learning Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi. 2008.

Reference Books:

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Course Outcomes:

  1. Understand the basics of solar energy and solar thermal energy conversion technologies and compare direct mode and indirect mode solar dryers
  2. Analyse the principles and applications of solar thermal power stations, solar pond, and solar stills
  3. Understand the wind power laws and calculate the torque and power characteristics of wind energy
  4. Design wind mills and test the units for certification
  5. Understand the principles of geothermal energy, wave energy, tidal energy, OTEC energy, fuel cells and analyse their applications

For detailed syllabus of all the other subjects of Environmental Engineering 6th Sem, visit Env 6th Sem subject syllabuses for 2021 regulation.

For all Environmental Engineering results, visit Anna University Env all semester results direct link.

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