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Previous Year Exam Questions of Solar Energy Engineering of BPUT - SEE by Verified Writer

  • Solar Energy Engineering - SEE
  • 2017
  • PYQ
  • Biju Patnaik University of Technology Rourkela Odisha - BPUT
  • Chemical Engineering
  • B.Tech
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Q3 a) b) Explain the construction and principle of operation of a sunshine recorder. Calculate zenith angle of the sun at New Delhi at 1:30 PM (solar time) on February 20, 2017. Given Latitude angle Ø= 28°35'. (10) (5) Q4 a) b) Discuss types of solar collectors and their working principle. Explain the function of main components of a flat plate collector. (10) (5) Q5 a) b) Derive the expression for liquid flat plate collector efficiency. What are the effects of various parameters on performance of flat plate collector (10) (5) Q6 a) b) Draw equivalent circuit of a solar cell and explain its characteristics. A PV system feeds a dc motor to produce 3 hp power at the shaft. The motor efficiency is 80%. Each module has 36 multicrystalline silicon solar cells arranged in a 9 x 4 matrix. The cell size is 125mm x 125mm and the cell efficiency is 12%. Calculate the number of modules required in the PV array. Assume global radiation incident normally to the panel is 1 kW/m2. (10) (5) Q7 a) (10) b) What is the effect of variation of insolation and temperature on PV characteristics? What is the effect on shadowing on the performance of solar cell? Q8 a) b) Explain the solar passive space heating and cooling systems. Explain the working of solar distillation. (10) (5) Q9 a) What is the necessity of energy storage system? Explain the types of different energy storage methods with appropriate examples. Briefly explain the spectral energy distribution of solar radiation. (10) b) (5) (5)

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