Non-conventional energy Resources

(4 customer reviews)


Prof. Prathap Haridoss

IIT Madras

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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.


Interested Students


Course will be accessible to most students who have completed their first two years of study at an Undergraduate level.


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”


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Course Details

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

4 reviews for Non-conventional energy Resources


    Fee too much

  2. Alok Sharma

    Fee is too high for this content.

    • Bharathi Balaji

      You can check the course when offered on Enrollment there is free and exam cost is Rs 1000/-.

  3. monodip banerjee

    Fee too much and additional GST is unbelievable at educational items must be affordable.

    • Bharathi Balaji

      ou can check the course when offered on Enrollment there is free and exam cost is Rs 1000/-.

  4. Nandha Keshava G (verified owner)

    Excellent workshop in NCE and good growth industry in South India

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