1st Edition

Advances in Renewable Energy Engineering

    394 Pages 100 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book on Renewable Energy Engineering consolidates the most recent research on current technologies, concepts and commercial developments in the field. It provides an overview of renewable energy engineering practices and technologies and details important concepts like designing of solar photovoltaic system, solar thermal systems, solar water pumping system, solar greenhouse, fuel cell technology, hydro power, wind energy technology, bioenergy, geothermal energy, etc.

    The subject matter is designed keeping in view the course curricula prescribed by central and state universities in India and abroad, and this book is aimed at students, researchers, academicians, scientists, teachers, policy makers, entrepreneurs, extension workers professionals and experts.

    Print edition not for sale in South Asia (India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan or Bhutan)


    About the Editors

    List of Contributors

    1. Present Scenario, Challenges and Future Prospects of Renewable Energy in India

    Shripati Vyas, Megha Vyas, Yashwant Joshi and Vinod Kumar Yadav

    2. Recent Trends in Solar Photovoltaic Technology

    Harish Kumar Khyani and Jayashri Vajpai

    3. Advancements in Solar Photovoltaic Technology

    Vijayesh M. Modi, Vinit Modi and Hitesh Sanchavat

    4. Design of Solar Photovoltaic System for Rooftop

    Alok Singh, Tilak V. Chavda, Sandip H. Sengar, Hitesh Sanchavat

    5. Solar PV Water Pumping Technology

    Mahendra S. Seveda, Pradip D. Narale and Sudhir N. Kharpude

    6. Various Converter topologies for Solar Photovoltaic Based System

    Megha Vyas, Shripati Vyas, Raunak Jangid and Vinod Kumar Yadav

    7. Solar Energy Utilization for Thermal Application: Solar Cooking

    Sunil L. Narnaware and Chetan Khobragade

    8. Solar Drying Technology and Its Applications in the Food Processing Industry

    Sushreesmita Mishra and Jatindra K. Sahu

    9. Solar Greenhouse: Causes and Effects

    Sagar Chavan, Nikita Wadhwan and N.K. Jain

    10. Bioenergy: Thermochemical and Biochemical Conversion Technology

    Rahul. T. Ramteke and Smita N. Solanki

    11. Hydropower

    Tilak V. Chavda, Alok Singh, Sandip H. Sengar and Hitesh Sanchavat

    12. Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology

    Shrinivasa D.J., Manjunatha K., Chethan C.R., Shashikumar, V.K. Tripathi and Anandakumar T.M

    13. Advances in Wind Energy Technology

    Biswajit Mohapatra and Chinmaya Ranjan Pradhan

    14. Advances in Ocean Energy Technology

    Anandakumar T.M., Chethan C.R., Shrinivasa D.J. and Manjunatha K

    15. Advances in Geothermal Energy Technology

    Manjunatha K., Shrinivasa D.J., Chethan C.R and Anandakumar, T.M

    16. Renewable Energy Sources for Environmental Protection

    Ashish Pawar and Narayan L. Panwar

    17. Renewable Energy for Climate Change Mitigation

    Govinda Pal

    Subject Index


    Mahendra S. Seveda is Professor and Head, Department of Renewable Energy Engineering, Central Agricultural University, Ranipool, Gangtok, Sikkim, India. He has undertaken several projects on solar energy and biomass energy and has also been involved in the design and development of energy efficient renewable technologies. His research interests include solar thermal energy, solar photovoltaic energy, biomass energy, waste management, wind energy, hydro power, hydrogen production from renewable sources, fuel cell technology, energy audit, energy modelling, energy conservation and management, energy planning and policy.

    Pradip D. Narale is Assistant Professor, Department of Renewable Energy Engineering, College of Agricultural Engineering and Post Harvest Technology Central Agricultural University, Ranipool, Gangtok, Sikkim, India. He has worked as a Consultant of Renewable Energy for United Nations ‘International Fund for Agricultural Development’ (IFAD) funded project in People’s Republic of China (PRC) and has also been recipient of the Pradip Pimpley ENERTIA award for Idea Innovation.

    Sudhir N. Kharpude is Assistant Professor in Department of Renewable Energy Engineering, College of Agricultural Engineering and Post Harvest Technology, Central Agricultural University, Ranipool, Gangtok, Sikkim, India. He is also a member of ‘Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers’ and ‘International Association for Water, Environment, Energy, and Society’, and Vice President of ‘Professionals of Agriculture and Technology.’