Efficiency and Thermal Analysis of a Salinity Gradient Solar Pond

Authors(1) :-A. Renuka Prasad

In the view of current requirements of power generation and the increased interest on renewable energy sources, many options are available for generation of clean power. Solar power generation would be one of the best options in this context. The solar pond uses the principle of conversion of solar energy into heat energy, and also has the capability of storing this energy for certain period of time. The solar ponds could be best option for the regions with high solar radiation throughout the day, and also has free land availability. The paper depicts the significance of solar pond for conversion of solar energy into heat energy with a sight towards the parameters like thermal efficiency, working conditions and cost of construction. The simulation of solar pond system has been carried out for understanding the trends of the thermal efficiencies with respect to time.

Authors and Affiliations

A. Renuka Prasad
Department of Mechanical Engineering, KSRM College of Engineering, Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, India

Energy Sources, Solar Energy, Heat Energy, Upper Convective Zone, Thermal Analysis, UCZ, NCZ LCZ, SLEACH, RCD, RMCM, CKM, KDD

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Published in : Volume 2 | Issue 4 | July-August 2016
Date of Publication : 2016-08-31
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A. Renuka Prasad , " Efficiency and Thermal Analysis of a Salinity Gradient Solar Pond , International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp.865-871, July-August-2016.
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