Thermal performance of 500m2 salinity gradient solar pond in Granada, Spain under strong weather conditions

Alcaraz, A, Montala, M, Valderrama, C, Cortina, J, Akbarzadeh, A and Farran, A 2018, 'Thermal performance of 500m2 salinity gradient solar pond in Granada, Spain under strong weather conditions', Solar Energy, vol. 171, pp. 223-228.


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Title Thermal performance of 500m2 salinity gradient solar pond in Granada, Spain under strong weather conditions
Author(s) Alcaraz, A
Montala, M
Valderrama, C
Cortina, J
Akbarzadeh, A
Farran, A
Year 2018
Journal name Solar Energy
Volume number 171
Start page 223
End page 228
Total pages 6
Publisher Elsevier
Abstract In this study, an experimental investigation of temperature performance and efficiency of an industrial solar pond during strong winter conditions is presented. Several temperature sensors connected to a data logger were used to measure the temperature gradient in a 500 m2 solar pond. During the winter 2015 there was a snowfall in the solar pond of Granada (Spain), reaching a minimum air ambient temperature of ?2.4 °C. The temperature of the storage zone in Granada solar pond remained constant (around 40 °C) indicating the system responds positively to weather variations and confirming the fundamental role of the salinity gradient as a thermal insulation layer. The stored energy during January 2015 was 13.3 GJ, the weekly efficiency reached 10% and finally, the solar pond was able to provide 247.1 MJ to the flotation unit during the week of the snowfall.
Subject Renewable Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Solar Cells)
Keyword(s) Energy efficiency
Industrial solar pond
Mineral flotation
Snowfall
Solar energy
DOI - identifier 10.1016/j.solener.2018.06.072
Copyright notice © 2018 Elsevier
ISSN 0038-092X
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