Course Objectives:

1.      To understand the basics and need of alternate energy sources. their current status in India, and worldwide

2.      To know the steps in conversion of solar and wind energy into electricity

3.      To understand the concept of wind energy, working of wind turbine, types etc,

4.      To study wind and photovoltaic energy conversion in detail. in detail converters used

5.      Understanding of different storage devises 


Introduction: Energy Resources: renewable energy: solar, wind, hydropower, biomass, geothermal, ocean wave; benefit, costs, and policies of renewable energy; Environmental issues of energy services, renewable sources integration overcoming intermittence; centralized vs. distributed generation.


Fundamentals of Wind Energy Conversion System Control: Speed and Power Relations, Power Extracted from the Wind, Horizontal- and Vertical-Axis Wind Turbines, Fixed-and Variable-Speed Turbine, Aerodynamic Power Control: Passive Stall, Active Stall, and Pitch Control, Tip Speed Ratio, Wind Generators.


Power Converters in Wind Energy Conversion Systems: Wind Energy System Configurations, Fixed-Speed Induction Generator WECS , Variable-Speed Wind Energy Systems with Squirrel Cage Doubly Fed Induction Generator Based WECS, Variable-Speed Wind Energy Systems with Synchronous, Permanent Magnet Generator (PMG). Control of DFIG & PMG


Solar Photovoltaic Power System: Solar PV cell panel, operation, design of solar thermal System,


Stand-alone & Grid connected systems: Optimal economic coordinated operation of conventional and renewable sources, Operational issues and challenges


Energy storage systems and their applications; Fuel Cells, Superconducting magnetic systems, Pumped storage unit, Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)


Course Learning Outcomes (CLO):

On the completion of the course, the student will be able:

1.      To be familiar the current status of generation of energy (both renewable and nonrenewable in India and worldwide

2.      To understand different conversion, solar and wind to electricity, Wind and Solar Technology in detail.

3.      To understand the basic of converter used in Wind and Solar

4.      To understand the designing of Solar panel, grid connection issues

5.      To be familiar with different ways to store electricity and their applications


Recommended Books:

1.        Simon, Christopher A., Alternate Source of Energy, Rowman and Little Field Publishers Inc. (2007).

2.        Patel, M. R., Wind and Solar Power Systems. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, (1999)

3.        Venikov, V.A. and Putyain, E.V., Introduction to Energy Technology, Mir Publishers (1990).

4.        Masters G. M., Renewable and Efficient Electric Power Systems, John Wiley & Sons, (2004).