solar pond
noun Date: 1961 a pool of salt water heated by the sun and used either as a direct source of heat or to provide power for an electric generator

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  • solar pond — n. a shallow, stagnant pool of, usually, saltwater, that is heated by the sun and used to store solar energy, to extract salts from seawater, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Solar pond — A solar pond is large scale solar thermal energy collector with integral heat storage for supplying thermal energy. A solar pond can be used for various applications, such as process heating, water desalination, refrigeration, drying and Solar… …   Wikipedia

  • Solar Pond — Ein Salinity Gradient Solar Pond, kurz Solar Pond (engl., deutsch Solarteich, Solarbecken oder Solarbassin), ist ein mit Salzwasser (Sole) gefülltes Becken (engl. Pond), das als Kollektor und Speicher für Sonnenwärme genutzt wird. Die besondere… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • solar pond — so′lar pond′ n. ene a pool with a bottom layer of salt water and top layer of fresh water, designed to capture solar radiation as a source of energy for generating heat or electricity • Etymology: 1960–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • solar pond — /soʊlə ˈpɒnd/ (say sohluh pond) noun a shallow body of saline water with salinity increasing with depth, in which the heat from solar radiation is stored in the lower layer and then available for industrial use …   Australian English dictionary

  • Solar Pond —   A body of water that contains brackish (highly saline) water that forms layers of differing salinity (stratifies) that absorb and trap solar energy. Solar ponds can be used to provide heat for industrial or agricultural processes, building… …   Energy terms

  • Solar pond —   A body of water that contains brackish (highly saline) water that forms layers of differing salinity (stratifies) that absorb and trap solar energy. Solar ponds can be used to provide heat for industrial or agricultural processes, building… …   Energy terms

  • solar pond — a pool with a bottom layer of salt water and top layer of fresh water, designed to capture solar radiation as a source of energy for generating heat or electricity. * * * …   Universalium

  • solar pond — noun : a pool of salt water heated by the sun and used either as a direct source of heat or to provide power for an electric generator …   Useful english dictionary

  • Solar energy — is the light and radiant heat from the Sun that powers Earth s climate and weather and sustains life. Since ancient times it has been harnessed for human use through a range of technologies. Solar radiation along with secondary solar resources… …   Wikipedia

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