Physics of Renewable Energy Systems

Physics of Renewable Energy Systems. Instructor: Prof. Amreesh Chandra, Department of Physics, IIT Kharagpur. For a country like India, renewable energy will play an important role in ensuring energy safety, security and sustainability. With the fast growing demand in off-grid applications in areas extending from villages to hills, newer technologies will have to be MADE IN INDIA. We will start with the basics of energy sources ranging from thermal, mechanical, and photovoltaic sources. The lectures will cover the topics on electricity generation using solar cells, use of solar heaters, solar based mobile chargers and the use of solar cookers in India. Subsequently, we will shift our attention to wind, water, tidal and geothermal power. At the end, the need for efficient energy storage technologies will be discussed. These include Li batteries and supercapacitors. The additional required concepts such as free electron model, p-n junction, coriolis force, turbulence, standing waves, thermodynamics, capacitors, crystal structure, etc. will also be discussed.The basics of various characterization techniques useful for evaluating energy systems will also be explained. These include cyclic voltammetry, charge discharge, EIS, quantum efficiency, etc. will be explained. (from

Lecture 39 - Microbial Fuel Cells

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Lecture 01 - Introduction and Relevance of the Course
Lecture 02 - Energy Sources
Lecture 03 - Solar Radiation
Lecture 04 - Solar Photovoltaic Systems
Lecture 05 - Origin of Band Structures and Energy Band Gap
Lecture 06 - Basics of Semiconductors
Lecture 07 - Construction of Solar Cells
Lecture 08 - Characterization of Solar Cells and Future Direction
Lecture 09 - Solar Heaters
Lecture 10 - Introduction to Wind Energy
Lecture 11 - Continuity Equation and its Applications
Lecture 12 - Betz Criteria for Extracting Wind Power
Lecture 13 - Wind Turbines and their Operation
Lecture 14 - Materials Aspects and Future Direction
Lecture 15 - Introduction to Hydroelectric Power
Lecture 16 - Hydroelectric Power Station and Turbines
Lecture 17 - Wave Power and Converters
Lecture 18 - Introduction to Tidal Power
Lecture 19 - Tidal Power and Geothermal Energy
Lecture 20 - Introduction to Energy Storage Systems
Lecture 21 - Thermal Energy Storage
Lecture 22 - Basics of Mechanical Energy Storage
Lecture 23 - Pumped Hydroelectric to Flywheels (Mechanical Energy Storage Systems)
Lecture 24 - Introduction to Li-ion Battery
Lecture 25 - Characteristics and Parameters of Li-ion Batteries
Lecture 26 - Cathode Materials for Li-ion Batteries
Lecture 27 - Anode Materials for Li-ion Batteries
Lecture 28 - Electrolytes and Separators for Li-ion Batteries
Lecture 29 - From Battery to Supercapacitors
Lecture 30 - Construction, Development and Classification of Supercapacitors
Lecture 31 - Electric Double Layer Capacitors (EDLCs)
Lecture 32 - Pseudocapacitors
Lecture 33 - Electrochemical Techniques for Supercapacitors and Batteries
Lecture 34 - From Material to a Supercapacitor Device
Lecture 35 - Effect of Temperature on Supercapacitor Performance
Lecture 36 - Effect of External Magnetic Field and Frequency on Supercapacitors
Lecture 37 - Introduction to Fuel Cells
Lecture 38 - Explanation of Fuel Cell Systems
Lecture 39 - Microbial Fuel Cells
Lecture 40 - Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials for Energy Applications
Lecture 41 - Synthesis of Nanomaterials
Lecture 42 - Carbon- and Metal-oxide Based Nanomaterials
Lecture 43 - Nanocatalysts
Lecture 44 - Characterization Techniques for Solid Materials
Lecture 45 - X-ray Diffraction Method
Lecture 46 - UV-visible Spectroscopy
Lecture 47 - Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy
Lecture 48 - SEM, TEM and XPS
Lecture 49 - Particle Size and Zeta Potential Analysis
Lecture 50 - BET Analysis
Lecture 51 - Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy