Energy Harvesting And Storage
This course covers concentrated sola power, solar photovoltaic, wind, biofuels, hydropower,
geothermal, nuclear power, ocean thermal energy conversion, harvesting tidal and wave power. The topics also cover energy storage technologies capable of overcoming the intermittency of solar and wind energy sources, role of the smart-grids and distributed energy generation, and role of the hydrogen economy in reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector.
This enables the students understand the fundamentals of energy and its conversion techniques for both thermal and electrical energy applications.
At the end of this course, the student should be able to:
- Learn unique ways of generating energy from surroundings,
- Learn physical principles of energy harvesting methods mainly electro-mechanical conversion and simulation modelling.
A student on completing this course is expected to outline the basic principles of energy
- harvesting systems as well as methods of electro-mechanical conversion, principle of photovoltaic cells and thermoelectric generators.