Domain Track: Renewable Energy Applications

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Dr. Abhinna Chandra Biswal

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Domain Track Title: Renewable Energy Applications

Track Total Credits (4-8-10): 22 Credits

Courses Division:

  1. Materials for Renewable Energy applications (1-1-0)

  2. Renewable Energy Technology for Industrial Process (1-2-0)

  3. Micro-grid Design & Implementation (0-2-0)

  4. Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems (1-2-0)

  5. Solar Off-grid Entrepreneur (1-1-0)

  6. Project and Internship(0-0-10)

Domain Track Objectives:

The objectives of of these subjects are:

  1. To gain the knowledge on different types of materials used in Renewable Energy.

  2. To understand the importance of Renewable Energy technology and it's applications.

  3. To know the applications of solar thermal technology.

  4. To become expert in Entrepreneurship.

Domain Track Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should be able to

  1. Know in depth of materials of Sustainable energy products and it's applications.

  2. Explain basics of Renewable energy technologies and it's applications.

  3. Increased awareness about solar thermal technology.

  4. Become industry-ready in Entrepreneurship.

Domain Syllabus:

1. Material for Renewable Energy application (22 hrs)

1.1 Basic fundamentals of different types semiconductors (Energy band, charge carriers and their motion, generation, recombination, doping)

1.2 Practice: Crystal structure, phase identification and crystallite size determination of PV materials  by XRD (using Biovia MS and phase identification by using relevant software)

1.3 Photovoltaic Cell - Construction & Working (Si based)

1.4 Practice: UV visible analysis of photovoltaic material

1.5 Concept of various types PN junction  .

1.6 Practice: Measurement of photo luminescence (PL) behavior of photovoltaic material

1.7 Role of materials for sustainable development of next generation photovoltaic cells

1.8 Practice: To study crystallites (grain) size and strain through Williamson-Hall plot method

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJ9h77fN4-E&t=1308s

1.9 Efficiency calculation of solar cell

1.10 Practice: To determine the resistivity of semiconductors by Four probe Method.

http://vlab.amrita.edu/?sub=1&brch=282&sim=1512&cnt=1

1.11 Nano-Photovoltaic (Graphene/CNT, ZNO, TIO2)

1.12 Practice: Study of Hall effect (Determination of nature of charge carriers in a semiconductor)

http://vlab.amrita.edu/?sub=1&brch=282&sim=879&cnt=4

1.13 Composite materials for solar cell (Graphene/Al, TiO2-SiO2 composite for solar cell)

1 14 Perovskite based solar cell (transition metal doped PbTiO2)

1.15 Dye-sensitized solar cells

1.16 Materials (Al/hybrid glass-carbon fiber) for wind energy conversion

2. Renewable Energy Technology for Industrial Process  (35 hrs)

2.1 Relevance of economic and financial viability evaluation of renewable energy technologies

2.2 Practice: Site visit for acquire knowledge on different renewable energy technologies and it's system

2.3 Basics of light to energy conversion and Concept on solar PV

2.4 Practice: Measurements and estimation of solar radiation

2.5 Concept of mono-crystalline, poly-crystalline, amorphous

2.6 Practice: Identify and specify different types of components used in a solar PV system

2.7 New generation of Solar cell, working principle and applications

2.8 Practice: Simulation of solar cell

2.9 Effects of parameters on PV module power and efficiency

2.10 Practice: VI characteristics of solar cell/module

2.11 Concept on Concentrated solar thermal (CST)

2.12 Practice: Temperature tracking of solar cell/module

2.13 Concentrated solar power (CSP), new technology of solar thermal

2.14 Practice: Performance of Solar PV module at varying tilt angle

2.15 Concept of wind energy, Basic laws and efficiency limit for wind energy conversion

2.16 Practice : Modeling of solar cooker

2.17 Concept of aerodynamics effects

2.18 Practice : Modeling of solar flat plate collector

2.19 description of horizontal and vertical axis wind turbine

2.20 Practice : Generation of electricity by wind machines

2.21 Concept on Biomass, Electricity generation from biomass.

2.22 Practice : Maximum power point tracking of a wind turbine

2.23 Practice : Performance testing of bio diesel in VCR machine

3. Micro-grid Design and Implementation (25 hrs)

3.1 Practice: Site survey (1 kW or 1MW)

3.2 Practice: Sizing of micro grid system (1kW/1MW)

3.3 Practice: Single line diagram of micro grid system

3.4 Practice: Identify and specify different components used in a micro grid system

3.5 Practice: Connection practice of solar modules in a micro grid system

3.6 Practice: Designing of micro grid system

3.7 Practice: Analysis of micro grid system

3.8 Practice: Designing of micro grid system with battery storage

3.9  Practice: Performance calculation of micro grid system

3.10  Practice: Connection practice of CCR/Inverter in a micro grid system

3.11  Practice: Test, record and verify the power quality of a micro grid system

3.12  Practice: O & M of micro grid system

4. Hybrid Renewable Energy System (35 hrs)

4.1 Global scenario of Hybrid renewable energy system, integrated renewable energy systems with input sources

4.2 Practice: Modeling of renewable energy systems

4.3 integrated renewable energy systems with input sources

4.4 Practice: Connection practice of Solar PV-T System

4.5 Selection of technology and components for hybrid renewable systems.

4.6 Practice: Designing of solar PV system (On-grid/Off-grid)

4.7 Concept of hybrid solar PVT system

4.8 Practice: Designing of hybrid solar-thermal system

4.9 Selection of Components for Hybrid solar PV-T system

4.10 Practice: Analysis of hybrid solar-thermal system

4.11 Synchronization process of renewable systems.

4.12 Practice: Connection practice of PV-wind system

4.13 Operation of hybrid PV and wind system

4.14 Practice: Modeling of wind power system

4.15 Concept of hybrid PV and wind system and its components

4.16 Practice: Demonstration of Load curve in the plant

4.17 Load curve

4.18 Practice: Study the dynamic behavior of wind turbines

4.19 Concept of Hybrid PV and hydro system and its components

4.20 Practice: Modeling of hydro power system

4.21 Concept of hybrid PV and Biomass system and it's components

4.22 Practice: Chemical composition of biomass system

4.23. Practice: Emission testing of bio diesel/bio ethanol in gas analyzer

5. Solar Off-grid Entrepreneur (22 hrs)

5.1 MNRE schemes and state wise subsidy process

5.2 Practice: Identify and specify different types of Solar PV Off grid products

5.3 Cost of different solar off grid systems components

5.4 Practice: Costing sheet preparation

5.5 Selection criteria of suitable components

5.6 Practice: Proposal preparation with payment terms and condition

5.7 Assessment of business development

5.8 Practice: Analysis and assessment of project cost

5.9 Economic profile and power consumption trends

5.10 Practice: Customer financial strength calculation

5.11 Government and private bank funding systems

5.12 Practice: Identify the customer requirements for solar home lightening systems

5.13 Solar off grid system manufacturers and suppliers

5.14 Right equipment should be installed in right place

5.15 Attend and resolve customer queries

5.16 Entrepreneurship skill

Session Plan for the Entire Domain:

1. Material for Renewable Energy Application (22 hrs)

Session 1. Basic fundamentals of different types semiconductors (Energy band, charge carriers and their motion, generation, recombination, doping)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ethnHSgVbHs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yu2YpVtuOds

Session 2. Practice: Crystal structure, phase identification and crystallite size determination of PV materials  by XRD (using Biovia MS and phase identification by using relevant software)

http://vlab.amrita.edu/?sub=1&brch=282&sim=370&cnt=1

Session 3 .Photovoltaic Cell - Construction & Working (Si based)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXcsKzJylrA

Session 4. Practice: UV visible analysis of photovoltaic material

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5uIVQGFDE4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9fSg2TREag

Session 5. Concept of various types PN junction

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SlfaocMfdA

Session 6. Practice: Measurement of photoluminescence (PL) behaviour of photovoltaic material

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqivfoW32rg&t=7s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZqXXafYoME

Session 7. Role of materials for sustainable development of next generation photovoltaic cells

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEgYLOoE5MQ&feature=youtu.be

Session 8. Practice: Make a solar cell – TiO2/Raspberry based

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHTbw5jy6qU

Session 9. Efficiency calculation of solar cell

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxFIewx54Ok

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkVLQALtdQw

Session 10. Nano-Photovoltaic (Graphene/CNT, ZNO, TIO2)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4u09hi9DXI&t=150s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKomGuejwRA&t=55s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2vvTPc30fE

Session 11. Practice:  Calculate the sun position at a given place and time and thereby study the variation in power production in a solar photovoltaic panel with respect to the change in incidence angle

http://vlab.amrita.edu/?sub=77&brch=298&sim=1629&cnt=1

Session 12. Composite materials for solar cell (Graphene/Al, TiO2-SiO2 composite for solar cell)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKomGuejwRA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDviZVbf7AA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvxH0RuaTpY&feature=youtu.be

Session 13.Practice: Specific charge/discharge characteristics of a Lithium- ion (Li- ion) battery

http://vlab.amrita.edu/?sub=77&brch=270&sim=1540&cnt=1

Session 14. Perovskite based solar cell (transition metal doped PbTiO2)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSItaUCG46E

Session 15. Dye-sensitized solar cell

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hertoGXWtE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWEKfxBc4_8

Session 16. Materials (Al/hybrid glass-carbon fiber) for wind energy conversion.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uLmVDTwsno

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyjLd957lTk

2. Renewable Energy Technology for Industrial Process (35 hrs)

Session 18. Relevance of economic and financial viability evaluation of renewable energy technologies

https://youtu.be/X9x_fSU2a6U

Session 19. Practice: Site visit for acquire knowledge on different renewable energy technologies and it's system

Session 20. Basics of light to energy conversion and Concept on solar PV

https://youtu.be/vzBkgMONIFo

https://youtu.be/1gta2ICarDw

Session 21. Practice: Measurements and estimation of solar radiation

Session 22. Concept of mono crystalline, poly crystalline, amorphous

https://youtu.be/Fip520UdeNU

Session 23. Practice: Simulation of solar cell

Session 24. New generation solar cell, working principle and applications

https://youtu.be/8t_DFI4O6v4

Session 25. Practice: Identify and specify different types of components using in a solar PV system

Session 26. Practice: VI characteristics of Solar cell/module

Session 27. Working principle and applications

https://youtu.be/ZYO83TkM0To

Session 28. Practice: Temperature tracking of solar cell/module

Session 29. Effects of parameters on PV module power and efficiency

https://youtu.be/JTDSPjDSrS8

Session 30. Practice: Performance of Solar PV module at varying tilt angle

Session 31. Concept on Concentrated solar thermal (CST)

https://youtu.be/tdivW7inP0k

HAND-NOTES-ON-SOLAR-THERMAL-ENGINEERING-pdf

Session 32. Practice: Modeling of solar cooker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPwDwjsAp4U&t=84s

Session 33. Concentrated solar power (CSP)

https://youtu.be/N1-zjbRqYXk

Session 34. Practice: Modeling of solar flat plate collector

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWvr3OT1E1c

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-Ysg6Xaf3c

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70Z5UNoywyE&t=223s

Session 35. Concept of wind energy,Basic laws and efficiency limit for wind energy conversion.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSWm_nprfqE

Session 36. Practice: Generation of electricity by wind machines

Session 37. Concept of aerodynamics effects,description of horizontal and vertical axis wind turbine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65k2Nh8YHFI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-k2YGrpATo&t=13s

Session 38. Practice: Maximum power point tracking of a wind turbine

Session 39. Practice: Performance testing of bio diesel in VCR machine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1PbQ7jjVVM&list=PLniBGjZYcl478NRpoWh-YF_f2E90HZzda

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrldwVGmmy4&t=161s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZ35K05SA7g&list=PLniBGjZYcl478NRpoWh-YF_f2E90HZzda&index=7

3. Micro grid Design and Implementation (25 hrs)

Session 41. Practice: Site survey (1 kW or 1MW)

Session 42. Practice: Sizing of micro grid system (1kW/1MW)

Session 43.Practice: Single line diagram of micro grid system

Session 44. Practice: Identify and specify different components used in a micro grid system

Session 45. Practice: Connection practice of solar modules in a micro grid system

Session 46. Practice: Designing of micro grid system

Session 47. Practice: Analysis of micro grid system

Session 48. Practice: Designing of micro grid system with battery storage

Session 49. Practice: Performance calculation of micro grid system

Session 50. Practice:Connection practice of CCR/Inverter in a micro grid system

Session 51. Practice:Test, record and verify the power quality of a micro grid system

Session 52.Practice: O & M of micro grid system

4. Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems (35.5 hrs)

Session 53.Global scenario of Hybrid renewable energy system, integrated renewable energy systems with input sources

https://youtu.be/j_fViOJbJLk

https://youtu.be/TD0jZciQcaE

Session 54. Practice: Modeling of renewable energy systems

Session 55. Selection of technology and components for efficient hybrid renewable systems

https://youtu.be/ALsOcGkrev0

Session 56. Practice: Connection practice of Solar PV-T System

Session 57. Concept on hybrid solar PVT system and it's components

https://youtu.be/hseYnkOQghI

Session 58. Practice: Designing of solar PV system (On-grid/Off-grid)

Session 59. Synchronization process of renewable systems

https://youtu.be/COz_w5l0nOw

Session 60. Practice: Designing of hybrid solar-thermal system

Session 61.Operation of hybrid solar-thermal system

https://youtu.be/Lm7kmCaoeC4

Session 62.Practice: Analysis of hybrid solar-thermal system

Session 63. Concept of hybrid PV and wind system and it's components

https://youtu.be/rPm-JHeD5Z0

Session 64. Practice: Connection practice of PV-wind system

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elZsUKcq3tw&t=9s

Session 65. Operation of hybrid PV and wind system

https://youtu.be/s458bCI8u2Q

Session 66. Practice: Modeling of hybrid PV and wind power system

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzwDdo3iuSY

Session 67. Load curve

https://youtu.be/OQsk_4oqFmc

Session 68. Practice: Demonstration of Load curve in the plant

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-ka2qObhzk

Session 69. Concept of hybrid PV and hydro system and it's components

https://youtu.be/9qu5ryJBIIE

Session 70. Practice: Modeling of hydro power system

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdOaG8cKLuw

Session 71. Concept of hybrid PV and Biomass system and it’s components

https://youtu.be/XboxQHzJPD4

Session 72. Practice: Chemical composition of biomass system

Session 73. Practice: Study the dynamic behavior of wind turbines

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSwGUVqrBMQ

Session 74.Practice: Emission testing of bio diesel/bio ethanol in gas analyser

5. Solar Off-Grid Entrepreneur(22.5 hrs)

Session 75. MNRE schemes and state wise subsidy process

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKxrkht7CpY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlXZmNUYcfI

Session 76. Practice: Identify and specify different types of Solar PV Off grid products

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJYyD3oNd8w

Session 77. Cost of different solar off grid systems components and Selection criteria of suitable components.

https://youtu.be/bxFX7C383ig

Session 78. Practice: Costing sheet preparation

Session 79. Selection criteria of suitable components

https://youtu.be/HLV07G37rh0

Session 80. Practice : Proposal preparation with payment terms and condition

Session 81. Assessment of business development

https://youtu.be/RgNV2D2c5_w

Session 82. Practice: Analysis and assessment of project cost

Session 83. Economic profile and power consumption trends

https://youtu.be/L5v9jt4__ho

Session 84.Practice: Customer financial strength calculation

Session 85. Government and private bank funding lightening systems

https://youtu.be/dJLbD7f5cDk

Session 86. Practice: Identify the customer requirements for solar home lightening systems

Session 87. Solar off grid system manufacturers and suppliers

https://youtu.be/2R3ahfcB68g

Session 88.Right equipment should be installed in right place

https://youtu.be/cG3bkKJGzoc

Session 89. Attend and resolve customer queries

https://youtu.be/hiIb4v_dnck

Session 90. Entrepreneurship skill

https://youtu.be/CFtN_S1ekF4

List of Projects/papers/jobs/products to be done in domain:

1. Study on Perovskite based material for the application of Solar cell

2.Preparation of solar based material and it's characterization

3.Efficiency enhancement of solar cell using rare earth materials

4.Design and development of solar powered lamps/street lights.

5.Design and development of of solar auto tracking system

6.Design and development of solar powered water pumping system

7. Design and development of solar operated grass trimmer

8.Design and development of solar powered pesticide sprayer

9.Design and development of solar powered leaf plate making machine

10.Design and development of solar powered bicycle

11.Design and development of solar powered sugarcane juice machine

12.Design and fabrication of solar dryer

13.Design and development of solar parabolic trough concentrator for water heating purpose

14. Design and development of solar cooker (box type or dish type)

15.Design and development of solar powered poly house system

16.Design and development of solar desalinization system

17.Design and development of solar operated blacksmith blower

18. Design and development of portable solar mobile charging station

19. Design and development of solar tree

20. Design and development of evacuated type of solar collector of water heating system

21.Design and development of torque control of wind turbine using energy analysis method

22.Analysis and design of generator side control of wind turbine

23.Design and development of micro-hydro power plant

24.Design and development of wind power system

25. Performance testing and comparison test of bio diesel in VCR Engine

Gate Process

Gate 0: Initiation

Gate 1: Scoping

Gate 2: Decision

Gate 3: Development

Gate 4: Testing & Validation

Gate 5: Deployment

Our Main Teachers

Dr. Abhinna Chandra Biswal, Professor in EEE Dept. Having completed 20+ years in Industrial R&D environment in Industry Conglomerates General Electric (GE) and ABB, switched to Academics for Personal Interest. With an intention of doing Excellence in Academic as well as Skill Development to satisfy my passion of preparing Engineering students for various industrial corporate. And sharing with them my knowledge, experience and skills that I gained from Industry to make them acceptable in current industrial organisation(s) and getting them prepared how to tackle in adverse situation prevailed. Ably imparting knowledge of emotional quotient which is very necessary in current situation.

Nimay Chandra Giri

Assistant Professor in CREE/ECE
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Renewable Energy, Electrical & Electronics

Debashree debadatta Behera

Assistant Professor,Mechanical Engineering Department
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Debashree Debadatta Behera is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Centurion University of Technology and Management, Odisha as well as pursuing Ph.D. She had qualified assessment test under Skill Council for Green jobs for Suryamitra and Master Training Programme in Domain Skills and Platform Skills. Her research interests include […]

I have passed my M.Tech. from SoA university and continuing my Ph.D. degree from KIIT university. Now I am working as an Assistant Professor in Centurion University of Technology & Management, Bhubaneswar and having almost 10 years of working experiences and my Research Area includes Power Electronics & Drives and Renewable Energy System.

Dr. Tapan Dash currently works as Assistant Professor & HoD, Department of Applied Physics, SoAS (BBSR Campus), School of Applied Sciences, CUTM, Odisha. He has completed his PhD. in the field of experimental condensed matter physics. He has more than 10 years of research experience (including three years of industrial experience at Tata Steel, India […]