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SRM VALLIAMMAI ENGINEERING COLLEGE

SRM Nagar, Kattankulathur – 603 203

DEPARTMENT OF
ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING

QUESTION BANK

V SEMESTER
ORO551-RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES
Regulation – 2017

Academic Year 2019 – 2020 (ODD)

Prepared by

Dr.R.Karthik, Associate Professor / EEE

Mr.S.Balaji, Assistant Professor (O.G) / EEE


SRM VALLIAMMAI ENGINEERING COLLEGE
SRM Nagar, Kattankulathur – 603 203.

DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING

QUESTION BANK

SUBJECT: ORO551-RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES


SEM / YEAR: V / III
Academic Year: 2019 – 2020 (ODD)

UNIT I - PRINCIPLES OF SOLAR RADIATION


SYLLABUS: Role and potential of new and renewable source, the solar energy option, Environmental
impact of solar power, physics of the sun, the solar constant, extraterrestrial and terrestrial solar radiation,
solar radiation on titled surface, instruments for measuring solar radiation and sun shine, solar radiation data.
PART-A
Q.No Questions BT Level Competence COs
1 Discuss the role of renewable source. BTL-4 Analysing CO1
2 List various energy resources. BTL-1 Remembering CO1
3 Compose the Environmental impact of Solar Power. BTL-6 Creating CO1
4 Define Solar Constant. BTL-1 Remembering CO1
5 State the principle involved in generating solar power BTL-1 Remembering CO1
6 Summarize the factor influencing solar power extraction BTL-5 Evaluating CO1
7 Infer solar azimuth angle and Zenith angle BTL-4 Analysing CO1
8 Summarize the advantage of solar concentrators. BTL-1 Remembering CO1
9 Express the Estimation of average Solar Radiation BTL-2 Understanding CO1
10 Justify solar insolation. BTL-5 Evaluating CO1
11 Interpret solar altitude angle. BTL-4 Analysing CO1
12 Express the advantages, and limitations of renewable energy BTL-2 Understanding CO1
sources.
13 Examine briefly the different types of solar energy BTL-3 Applying CO1
measuring instruments
14 Distinguish between diffuse radiation and beam radiation BTL-1 Remembering CO1
15 Describe about solar geometry BTL-1 Remembering CO1
16 What are conventional sources of energy BTL-2 Understanding CO1
17 Highlight the importance of solar energy in the present day BTL-3 Applying CO1
energy crisis?
18 Indicate the instruments for measuring solar radiation and BTL-2 Understanding CO1
sun shine
19 Compose the extraterrestrial and terrestrial solar radiation BTL-6 Creating CO1
20 Enumerate on total solar energy received in India BTL-3 Applying CO1
PART-B
1 Write the important differences between renewable and non BTL-1 Remembering CO1
renewable source. (13)
2 Compose the solar energy option in detail. (13) BTL-6 Creating CO1
3 Examine the Environmental impact of solar power BTL-2 Understanding CO1
generation. (13)
4 Express solar constant with neat diagram. (13) BTL-2 Understanding CO1
5 Explain and derive expression for beam and diffuse radiation. BTL-4 Analysing CO1
(13)
6 What are the reasons for variation in the amount of solar BTL-1 Remembering CO1
energy reaching earth surface. (13)
7 Illustrate the necessity to develop non-conventional method BTL-5 Evaluating CO1
of generating Electrical energy. (13)
8 Tabulate the different types of solar energy measuring BTL-4 Analysing CO1
instruments. (13)
9 Formulate with short note about the suns declination and BTL-1 Remembering CO1
hour angle.
(13)
10 Discuss about the physics of the sun. (13) BTL-1 Remembering CO1
11 Demonstrate the working of a pyrheliometer. (13) BTL-3 Applying CO1
12 Give a short note about sunshine recorder. (13) BTL-1 Remembering CO1
13 Interpret the working of a Pyranometer. (13) BTL-3 Applying CO1
14 Describe extraterrestrial and terrestrial solar radiation. (13) BTL-2 Understanding CO1

PART-C
1 Derive expression for beam and diffuse radiation. BTL-5 Evaluating CO1
(15)
2 Compose the instrument used for measuring total radiation. BTL-6 Creating CO1
(15)
3 How can solar energy be converted into electrical Energy? BTL-6 Creating CO1
Give a diagram showing the elements of such a plant. (15)
4 Explain the difference in the working of Pyrheliometer and BTL-5 Evaluating CO1
pyranometer. (15)
UNIT II - SOLAR ENERGY COLLECTION
SYLLABUS: Flat plate and concentrating collectors, classification of concentrating collectors,
orientation and thermal analysis, advanced collectors.
PART-A
Q.No Questions BT Level Competence COs
1 What are the main components of a flat plate solar collector? BTL-1 Remembering CO2
2 List out the various types of flat plate collectors. BTL-1 Remembering CO2
3 Describe the classification of solar energy collectors BTL-1 Remembering CO2
4 List out the classification of concentrating collectors. BTL-1 Remembering CO2
5 Interpret about Flat plate collector? BTL-1 Remembering CO2
6 Differentiate flat plate collectors and concentrating BTL-4 Analysing CO2
collectors.
7 Define Concentrating Collector and classify it. BTL-1 Remembering CO2
8 Discuss about non focusing type concentrating collectors BTL-5 Evaluating CO2
9 Outline about central receiver tower BTL-5 Evaluating CO2
10 Express Compound Parabolic Concentrator(CPC) BTL-2 Understanding CO2
11 Highlight the different types of point focusing type BTL-4 Analysing CO2
concentrating type collectors
12 Label different types of line focusing type concentrating type BTL-4 Analysing CO2
collectors
13 Tabulate the applications of solar air heaters BTL-2 Understanding CO2
14 Examine the effects of various parameters affecting the BTL-3 Applying CO2
performance of a collector
15 Estimate the important factors governing the selection of site BTL-3 Applying CO2
for conventional sources
16 Compose the energy balance equation for solar collector. BTL-6 Creating CO2
17 Collector efficiency -Infer BTL-2 Understanding CO2
18 Point out the uses of Feed in Inverter BTL-2 Understanding CO2
19 Summarize the Concentration Ratio (CR). BTL-3 Applying CO2
20 At what wavelength the radiation emitted from the sun BTL-6 Creating CO2
and that reflected from the earth are centred.
PART-B
1 Describe the classification of solar energy collectors. (13) BTL-1 Remembering CO2
2 What is flat plate collector? Explain its operation. (13) BTL-1 Remembering CO2
3 Examine the working principle of various types of BTL-3 Applying CO2
concentrating solar collectors with neat sketch. (13)
4 List the main components of a flat plate solar collector , CO2
Explain the function of it. (13)
5 Summarize the advantages and disadvantages of BTL-2 Understanding CO2
concentrating collectors over a flat plate collector? (13)
6 Explain the principle of operation of Fresnel lens collector. BTL-4 Analysing CO2
(13)
7 Demonstrate about Compound Parabolic Concentrators. (13) BTL-5 Evaluating CO2
8 Express the principle of conversion of solar energy in to heat. BTL-2 Understanding CO2
(13)
9 Discuss the performance analysis of Cylindrical Parabolic BTL-1 Remembering CO2
Concentrator. (13)
10 Tabulate the different methods of sun tracking. (13) BTL-4 Analysing CO2
11 (i) Express the basic phenomenon of solar energy conversion BTL-2 Understanding CO2
with suitable diagram. (6)
(ii) Solar radiation geometry at earth surface -Infer. (7)
12 Compose how a solar used for industrial heating system. (13) BTL-6 Creating CO2
13 How the solar air collector is classified? What is the main BTL-1 Remembering CO2
application of each? (13)
14 (i)Discuss about the transmissivity of Cover system. (6) BTL-3 Applying CO2
(ii) Energy Balance Equation and collector efficiency-
Investigate. (7)
PART-C
1 Analyze different types of Solar collectors based on the way BTL-5 Evaluating CO2
they collect solar radiation. (15)
2 The load for a remote home is 2200 Wh/day. A PVsystem BTL-6 Creating CO2
with battery storage is considered for powering this home. If
the inverter efficiency is taken as 85%,Coulmb efficiency is
taken as 80% ,PV derating is 90%(10% losses due to dirty
and temperature) and system voltage 25 V. Calculate the size
of Batteries for maximum five days of storage, if a 12 V
battery with 100Ah is considered . (15)
3 Demonstrate the operation of solar cell with equivalent BTL-6 Creating CO2
circuit and its I-V characteristics. (15)
4 Express about the heat transport system used in liquid BTL-5 Evaluating CO2
collectors. (15)
UNIT III - SOLAR ENERGY STORAGE AND APPLICATIONS
SYLLABUS: Different methods, Sensible, latent heat and stratified storage, solar ponds. Solar Applications-
solar heating/cooling technique, solar distillation and drying, photovoltaic energy conversion.
PART-A
Q.No Questions BT Level Competence COs
1 Express the different types of solar energy storage systems BTL-2 Understanding CO3
2 Define Sensible in solar energy storage BTL-1 Remembering CO3
3 Latent Heat -Discuss BTL-1 Remembering CO3
4 What is a solar pond? BTL-1 Remembering CO3
5 Explain in brief about the applications of solar energy BTL-4 Analysing CO3
6 Compose the solar heating/Cooling Techniques. BTL-6 Creating CO3
7 Enumerate about solar water heating BTL-5 Evaluating CO3
8 Discover in detail solar space cooling BTL-4 Analysing CO3
9 Infer about solar distillation BTL-2 Understanding CO3
10 Examine the Solar Drying. BTL-3 Applying CO3
11 Tabulate different applications of solar PV system in rural BTL-1 Remembering CO3
India plot?
12 Compose the principle of solar photovoltaic power BTL-6 Creating CO3
generation?
13 Examine the equivalent circuit for solar PV panel BTL-3 Applying CO3
14 Discuss about forced circulation solar water heater BTL-5 Evaluating CO3
15 Passive heating systems-Highlight BTL-4 Analysing CO3
16 Summarize about PV effect BTL-2 Understanding CO3
17 Solar Space heating-Interpret BTL-3 Applying CO3
18 List out advantages of PV solar energy conversion BTL-1 Remembering CO3
system
19 Highlight the disadvantages of PV solar energy conversion BTL-1 Remembering CO3
system
20 Solar thermal system-Identify BTL-2 Understanding CO3

PART-B
1 Describe in detail about the different methods of solar BTL-1 Remembering CO3
storage systems. (13)
2 Discuss latent heat and stratified storage. (13) BTL-1 Remembering CO3
3 Express the mechanical solar energy storage systems. (13) BTL-2 Understanding CO3
4 What are the applications of solar ponds? (13) BTL-1 Remembering CO3
5 Analyze about mechanism of solar heating/cooling BTL-2 Understanding CO3
technique. (13)

6 Explain in detail solar distillation and drying. (13) BTL-4 Analysing CO3
7 With the help of a neat sketch describe a solar heating system BTL-1 Remembering CO3
using water heating solar collectors. What are the advantages
and disadvantages of this method? (13)
8 With a neat sketch demonstrate the working principle of BTL-5 Evaluating CO3
standalone and grid Connected solar system. (13)
9 Working of a solar power plant-Investigate. (13) BTL-2 Understanding CO3
10 Compare solar PV system with solar thermal system. (13) BTL-6 Creating CO3
11 Tabulate different types of solar energy storage systems. BTL-4 Analysing CO3
(13)
12 Examine in detail about solar pumping. (13) BTL-3 Applying CO3
13 Demonstrate the advantages and disadvantages of PV solar BTL-1 Remembering CO3
energy conversion system? (13)
14 Examine in detail about the photovoltaic energy conversion. BTL-3 Applying CO3
(13)
PART-C
1 Investigate about non convective solar ponds and BTL-5 Evaluating CO3
applications of solar ponds. (15)
2 Summarize the latent heat and stratified storage in solar BTL-5 Evaluating CO3
energy. (15)
3 Compose the Different application of Solar Energy. (15) BTL-6 Creating CO3
4 Analyze about PV effect and state the advantage and BTL-5 Evaluating CO3
disadvantage of PV Solar Energy. (15)
UNIT IV - WIND ENERGY
SYLLABUS: Sources and potentials, horizontal and vertical axis windmills, performance
characteristics, Betz criteria BIO-MASS: Principles of Bio-Conversion, Anaerobic/aerobic digestion, types of
Bio-gas digesters, gas yield, combustion characteristics of bio-gas, utilization for cooking, I.C.Engine
operation and economic aspects.
PART-A
Q.No Questions BT Level Competence COs
1 List two important wind turbine generator installations in BTL-1 Remembering CO4
India.
2 What is the type of generator used in wind power plant? BTL-1 Remembering CO4
3 How the wind mills are classified. BTL-1 Remembering CO4
4 Tabulate the disadvantages of wind power? BTL-1 Remembering CO4
5 Pitch angle-Define? BTL-1 Remembering CO4
6 Explain vertical wind mills with neat sketch. BTL-4 Analysing CO4
7 Compose the Constant speed constant frequency WTG unit. BTL-6 Creating CO4
8 Sketch the Variable speed constant frequency WTG system. BTL-6 Creating CO4
9 Mechanism of production of local winds-Interpret BTL-5 Evaluating CO4
10 List out the constituents of biogas? BTL-1 Remembering CO4
11 Illustrate some organic materials used in bio-mass plant. BTL-3 Applying CO4
12 Express the factors affecting biogas generation. BTL-2 Understanding CO4
13 Examine about lique faction? BTL-3 Applying CO4
14 Give the classification of biogas plant. BTL-4 Analysing CO4
15 Deenbandhu type plant-Summarize. BTL-5 Evaluating CO4
16 Utilization of biogas plant-Discuss. BTL-4 Analysing CO4
17 Illustrate wet processes used for producing biogas. BTL-3 Applying CO4
18 Express dry processes BTL-2 Understanding CO4
19 Continuous and batch processes-Discuss BTL-2 Understanding CO4
20 Demonstrate about the operation of I.C.Engine BTL-2 Understanding CO4

PART-B
1 Write and explain wind power equation. (13) BTL-1 Remembering CO4
2 (i) Define Tip speed ratio. (7) BTL-1 Remembering CO4
(ii) What are the advantages of wind power? (6)
3 (i) Explain Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT). (6) BTL-4 Analysing CO4
(ii) With a neat sketch illustrate about Horizontal axis wind
mills (7)
4 Express the pitch control and Yaw control? (13) BTL-2 Understanding CO4
5 Compose the Constant speed constant frequency WTG unit. BTL-6 Creating CO4
(13)
6 (i) Principle used in the measurement of speed of the wind- BTL-1 Remembering CO4
Discuss? (7)
(ii) Tabulate the main applications of wind energy. (6)
7 (i) Highlight the difference between Bio mass and biogas. BTL-5 Evaluating CO4
(7)
(ii) Discuss about the pyrolysis. (6)
8 Dry and wet fermentation process-Discuss (13) BTL-4 Analysing CO4
9 List out the classification of biogas plants. (13) BTL-1 Remembering CO4
10 Describe Chinese Type plants. (13) BTL-1 Remembering CO4
11 Examine about the floating drum type biogas plants. (13) BTL-2 Understanding CO4
12 Illustrate the operation of IC Engine with neat sketch. (13) BTL-3 Applying CO4
13 Summarize about the operation of IC engine with biogas and BTL-2 Understanding CO4
discuss their performance characteristics. (13)
14 Sort out various factors affecting bio digestion of a gas? BTL-3 Applying CO4
(13)
PART-C
1 How the wind mills are classified and Explain the operation. BTL-5 Evaluating CO4
(15)
2 (i) Analyze about main applications of wind power? (8) BTL-5 Evaluating CO4
(ii)Investigate about the type of generator used in wind
power plant? (7)

3 Compose the classification of biogas plants. (15) BTL-6 Creating CO4


4 Discuss about the modification of IC engines to use biogas. BTL-5 Evaluating CO4
(15)
UNIT V - GEOTHERMAL ENERGY
SYLLABUS: Resources, types of wells, methods of harnessing the energy, potential in India. OCEAN
ENERGY: OTEC, Principles utilization, setting of OTEC plants, thermodynamic cycles. Tidal and wave
energy: Potential and conversion techniques, mini-hydel power plants, and their economics. DIRECT
ENERGY CONVERSION: Need for DEC, Carnot cycle, limitations, principles of DEC.
PART-A
Q.No Questions BT Level Competence COs
1 What is geothermal power? BTL-1 Remembering CO5
2 List out the classifications of geo thermal fields BTL-1 Remembering CO5
3 Describe a vapor dominated or dry steam field BTL-1 Remembering CO5
4 Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of geothermal BTL-2 Understanding CO5
plant
5 Potential of geothermal energy in India-Infer BTL-1 Remembering CO5
6 Explain the working of a vapor-dominated power plant BTL-4 Analysing CO5
7 Discuss the types of liquid dominated hydrothermal BTL-2 Understanding CO5
convective systems
8 Give the applications of geothermal energy BTL-5 Evaluating CO5
9 Highlight types of energy that can be generated from ocean BTL-4 Analysing CO5
10 Principles of OTEC energy utilization-Discuss BTL-5 Evaluating CO5
11 Principles of obtaining energy from the tides-Interpret BTL-4 Analysing CO5

12 Tabulate the advantages and limitations of tidal power BTL-1 Remembering CO5
generation
13 Main types of OTEC power plants-Illustrate BTL-1 Remembering CO5
14 Write short note about wave energy conversion methods BTL-3 Applying CO5
15 Compose Direct Energy Conversion BTL-6 Creating CO5
16 Discuss Carnot cycle? BTL-2 Understanding CO5
17 Principle Of Thermo Electric Power Generator-Summarize BTL-6 Creating CO5
18 Illustrate the materials used for MHD generation BTL-3 Applying CO5
19 See beck Thermo Electric Effect-Define BTL-2 Understanding CO5
20 Sort out the advantages of MHD generation. BTL-3 Applying CO5
PART-B
1 (i) What are the classifications of geo thermal sources? (7) BTL-1 Remembering CO5
(ii) Hot Dry rocks (petro thermal) resources of geothermal
energy Justify and also discuss about it as a source of
energy. (6)

2 Explain vapour dominated hydrothermal power plant with BTL-4 Analysing CO5
neat sketch and its representation on T-S diagram. (13)
3 With the help of neat diagram, explain the working of geo BTL-1 Remembering CO5
thermal-preheat hybrid. (13)
4 Sketch the working of a liquid dominated single flash steam BTL-1 Remembering CO5
system and discuss (13)
5 Tabulate the application of geothermal energy. (13) BTL-4 Analysing CO5
6 Principle on which OTEC plants are base done-Analyze BTL-5 Evaluating CO5
(13)
7 (i) Illustrate OTEC open cycle. (7) BTL-3 Applying CO5
(ii)OTEC closed (Anderson)cycle-Discuss. (6)
8 Minimum tidal range required for the working of tidal power BTL-1 Remembering CO5
plant-Examine (13)
9 Draw and Discuss the schematic layout of a tidal BTL-2 Understanding CO5
powerhouse. (13)
10 MHD generators principle and working-Infer (13) BTL-1 Remembering CO5
11 Discuss about various fuel cells and its applications. (13) BTL-2 Understanding CO5
12 Compose the working of a thermoelectric generator. (13) BTL-6 Creating CO5
13 Illustrate the advantages and disadvantages of direct energy BTL-3 Applying CO5
conversion. (13)
14 Give short notes on superconductivity and gas conductivity. BTL-2 Understanding CO5
(13)
PART-C
1 Explain in brief the different types of prime movers for Geo BTL-5 Evaluating CO5
Thermal energy conversion. (15)
2 Highlight the difference between single Basin and double BTL-5 Evaluating CO5
basin arrangements. (15)
3 Principles of DEC and Need for DEC-Examine (15) BTL-6 Creating CO5
4 Investigate the direct energy conversion with any three BTL-5 Evaluating CO5
examples.
(15)

Course Outcomes:

COs Course Outcome


CO1 To Understand the physics of solar radiation
CO2 Ability to classify the solar energy collectors and methodologies of storing solar energy.
CO3 To gain knowledge in applying solar energy in a useful way.
CO4 To gain knowledge in wind energy and biomass with its economic aspects.
CO5 To obtain knowledge in capturing and applying other forms of energy sources like wind,
biogas and geothermal energies.