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Non-Conventional Energy Resources

By Prof. Prathap Haridoss   |   IIT Madras
Learners enrolled: 7161
This course looks at the operating principle of a range of non-conventional energy resources, materials used, characterization, and key performance characteristics. The technologies looked at will include, Solar energy, Wind, Batteries, Fuel cells, and Geothermal conversion. The advantages and limitations of these technologies in comparison to conventional sources of energy will also be examined.

INTENDED AUDIENCE  : Interested Students
PREREQUISITES : Course will be accessible to most students who have completed their first two years of study at an Undergraduate level.
INDUSTRY SUPPORT    :  NIL
Summary
Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 18 Jan 2021
End Date : 09 Apr 2021
Exam Date : 25 Apr 2021
Enrollment Ends : 01 Feb 2021
Category :
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Energy and Environment
  • Energy Systems
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate



Course layout

Week 1  : Scale of quantities, Impact of current energy usage, Conventional sources of energy
Week 2  :  Overview of non-conventional energy resources, Consumption by sector
Week 3  : Solar energy incident on earth, solar spectrum
Week 4  :  Overview of solar energy technologies, Solar Thermal devices
Week 5  :  Solar Photovoltaic devices, Performance and durability of solar devices
Week 6  :  Wind energy, technology and geographical aspects
Week 7  :  Geothermal and Biomass
Week 8  :  Battery basics, types
Week 9  :  Testing, performance of batteries
Week 10  :  Fuel cell types, Fuel processing, concept to product.
Week 11  :  Characterization and durability of fuel cells
Week 12  : Flywheels and super capacitors 

Books and references

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Instructor bio

Prof. Prathap Haridoss

IIT Madras
Prof. Prathap Haridoss is a Professor in the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at IIT Madras. He works in the areas of Fuel Cell and Carbon nanomaterials. He has a B.Tech in Metallurgical Engineering from IIT Madras, and a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. Before he joined as a faculty at IIT Madras, he served as a Senior Scientist at Plug Power, a Fuel Cell company in New York. He has 3 US patents, several International Journal publications, and has published a book titled “Physics of Materials, Essential Concepts of Solid State Physics”


Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 25 April 2021 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

CRITERIA TO GET A CERTIFICATE

Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team


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