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Title: Solar-thermal-energy collection/storage-pond system

Abstract

A solar thermal energy collection and storage system is disclosed. Water is contained, and the water surface is exposed directly to the sun. The central part of an impermeable membrane is positioned below the water's surface and above its bottom with a first side of the membrane pointing generally upward in its central portion. The perimeter part of the membrane is placed to create a watertight boundary separating the water into a first volume which is directly exposable to the sun and which touches the membranes first side, and a second volumn which touches the membranes second side. A salt is dissolved in the first water volume.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6778235
Application Number:
ON: DE83006879
Assignee:
ERA-08-017687; EDB-83-049205
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; SOLAR PONDS; DESIGN; MEMBRANES; HEAT EXCHANGERS; POSITIONING; SALTS; TEMPERATURE GRADIENTS; EQUIPMENT; PONDS; SOLAR COLLECTORS; SOLAR EQUIPMENT; SURFACE WATERS 141000* -- Solar Collectors & Concentrators

Citation Formats

Blahnik, D.E. Solar-thermal-energy collection/storage-pond system. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Blahnik, D.E. Solar-thermal-energy collection/storage-pond system. United States.
Blahnik, D.E. Thu . "Solar-thermal-energy collection/storage-pond system". United States.
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title = {Solar-thermal-energy collection/storage-pond system},
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abstractNote = {A solar thermal energy collection and storage system is disclosed. Water is contained, and the water surface is exposed directly to the sun. The central part of an impermeable membrane is positioned below the water's surface and above its bottom with a first side of the membrane pointing generally upward in its central portion. The perimeter part of the membrane is placed to create a watertight boundary separating the water into a first volume which is directly exposable to the sun and which touches the membranes first side, and a second volumn which touches the membranes second side. A salt is dissolved in the first water volume.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1982},
month = {3}
}