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solar pond

[′sō·lər ′pänd]
(mechanical engineering)
A type of nonfocusing solar collector consisting of a pool of salt water heated by the sun; used either directly as a source of heat or as a power source for an electric generator. Also known as salt-gradient solar pond.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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