Solar Pond Power Systems

  • Lucien Y. Bronicki
Reference work entry
Part of the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology Series book series (ESSTS)



Water that contains a high concentration of salts.


Enhanced evaporation spray system is based on the evaporation of water from an elevated system of spray nozzles.

Energy conversion

Conversion of one type of energy to another, e.g., solar radiation to heat, heat to electricity, etc.


The concentration gradient.

Makeup water

Water that is added to a cycle to compensate for water losses due to leakage or because it had been intentionally used.

Nonconvective solar pond

is a salt-gradient pond in which salt gradient effectively stops convection.


Organic Rankine cycle.

Organic Rankine cycle

A Rankine cycle using an organic fluid as motive fluid instead of water which is commonly used.

Pond yield

The ratio between the pond thermal or electrical energy production and the collected solar energy.

Power plant

is a plant in which thermal or other energy is converted to electricity.

Power station

A power plant.

Salt-gradient solar pond

A solar pond utilizing...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ormat Systems Ltd.YavneIsrael

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