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Solar Energy Engineering and Technology (Prof. Pankaj Kalita, IIT Guwahati). Instructor: Prof. Pankaj Kalita, Department of Energy Science and Engineering, IIT Guwahati.

The course content is designed to provide comprehensive knowledge on solar radiation, analysis of solar radiation data, fundamentals of the solar thermal and photovoltaic system along with storage of energy required for effective design of efficient solar energy conversion devices. The concepts will be illustrated with practical examples, schematics and block diagrams wherever required. A sufficient number of numerical problems with solutions will be discussed in the course. This course is specifically designed for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Energy Engineering and Technology. Further, the course will be very much useful for students and researchers from varied academic backgrounds for the synthesis of novel energy conversion devices and processes. (from nptel.ac.in)

Course Curriculum

    • Lecture 01 – Energy Scenarios Unlimited
    • Lecture 02 – Overview of Solar Energy Conversion Devices and Applications Unlimited
    • Lecture 03 – Physics of Propagation of Solar Radiation from the Sun to the Earth Unlimited
    • Lecture 04 – Solar Radiation and Sunshine Measuring Instruments Unlimited
    • Lecture 05 – Geometry, Angles and Measurement I Unlimited
    • Lecture 06 – Geometry, Angles and Measurement II Unlimited
    • Lecture 07 – Estimation of Radiation under Different Climatic Conditions Unlimited
    • Lecture 08 – Estimation of Radiation in Horizontal and Inclined Surface Unlimited
    • Lecture 09 – Fundamentals of PV Cells Unlimited
    • Lecture 10 – Semiconductor Physics Unlimited
    • Lecture 11 – Performance Characterization of PV Cells Unlimited
    • Lecture 12 – Photovoltaic Modules and Arrays Unlimited
    • Lecture 13 – Components of Standalone PV System Unlimited
    • Lecture 14 – Design of Standalone PV System Unlimited
    • Lecture 15 – Functioning and Components of PV System Unlimited
    • Lecture 16 – Design of a Grid Connected PV System Unlimited
    • Lecture 17 – Performance Analysis of a Grid Connected PV System Unlimited
    • Lecture 18 – Basics of Thermal Collectors Unlimited
    • Lecture 19 – Basics of Heat Transfer Unlimited
    • Lecture 20 – Solar Collector Losses and Loss Estimation Unlimited
    • Lecture 21 – Analysis of Flat Plate Collector Unlimited
    • Lecture 22 – Influence of Various Parameters on the Performance of LFPC Unlimited
    • Lecture 23 – Testing and Application of LFPC Unlimited
    • Lecture 24 – Basics and Performance Analysis of Solar Air Heaters Unlimited
    • Lecture 25 – Testing and Application of Solar Air Heaters Unlimited
    • Lecture 26 – Fundamentals of Concentrating Collectors Unlimited
    • Lecture 27 – Concentrating Collector Technologies and Working Principle Unlimited
    • Lecture 28 – Tutorial: Concentrating Collector Unlimited
    • Lecture 29 – Sensible Heat, Latent Heat and Thermochemical Energy Storage Unlimited
    • Lecture 30 – Solar Pond Unlimited
    • Lecture 31 – Tutorial: Solar Pond Power Plant Design Unlimited
    • Lecture 32 – Emerging Technologies Unlimited
    • Lecture 33 – Solar Energy Applications in Cooking, Desalination, Refrigeration and Electricity Generation Unlimited
    • Lecture 34 – Tutorial: COP of VARS and Performance Analysis of PVT Collector Unlimited

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