ME-424 Clean Energy Technology



Theory = 3
Practical = 0


S. No. CLOs PLO Taxonomy
1 Explain fundamental characteristics of different clean energy sources and mechanism PLO-1

Level 2*

2 Analyze renewable energy systems for energy extraction and conversion PLO-2 Coginitive
Level 4*
3 Determine environmental impact of energy extraction techniques for various clean energy resources PLO-7 Coginitive
Level 4*


  • Energy and utility, planetary energy balance and energy resources, energy utilization and utilization rate, energy and ecology, energy requirements and the population explosion.
  • Conservation of energy, energy conservation opportunities and management.
  • Introduction to renewable energy sources: Solar, Wind, Ocean, Geothermal, Biomass including biofuels, Hydrogen coupled with other renewable sources, Hydro power, Thermoelectricity.
  • Nature of solar radiation, insolation, architecture and types of solar collectors, Solar Plant configurations, Introduction to Photovoltaic systems, Application software.
  • History, availability, data collection, wind turbine configurations and characteristics, principles of aerodynamics, wind turbine analysis and performance calculations, Application software.
  • Types of ocean energy: Wave energy and its conversion, tidal energy, energy from currents, salination energy and the Osmotic engine, various conversion schemes and their relative merits and demerits, thermal energy and ocean thermal energy converters (OTEC).
  • Composition of biomass, biomass as fuel, Photosynthesis and renewable energy; production and use of biodiesel and ethanol; Merits and demerits.
  • The resource, Types of hydroelectric plants, Applications, Small scale hydroelectricity, Environmental considerations.
  • Hydrogen as energy storage medium, Introduction to production and storage of hydrogen, Electrochemical cells, FC reactions, Thermodynamics and performance of FC, FC classification, FC configurations and applications.
  • Existing energy systems; Questions of availability, Pattern of energy use, Economic options; Long term global energy scenarios.
  • Experiments on determination of radiation with pyranometers, performance of solar collectors, PV modules, effect of wind velocities on power output, effect of tip speed ratio on performance, and fuel cells will be performed in the lab.


(01) Renewable & Efficient Electric Power Systems by Gilbert M. Masters ,Publisher: Wiley

(02) Renewable Energy Systems (Advance conversion technologies) by Fang ling Luo Hong YE

(03) Geothermal Energy by William E. Glassley

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