A. I. Kudish, A. Roy

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The use of shallow solar ponds (convecting solar ponds) for the conversion of solar energy into low grade thermal energy has been a subject of intensive investigation in recent years. The Institute for Desert Research at the Sede Boqer campus has been testing this concept with emphasis placed upon the utilization of locally manufactured components. The daily performance of three small module shallow solar ponds has been monitored almost continuously since the latter part of July 1978. The ponds are each 2 multiplied by 1. 3m in size. They all have the same black PVC lower film but differ either in the type of upper transparent film, glazing material or glazing angle. The daily performance is characterized by three factors, viz. , the maximum daily water temperature achieved, the total daily thermal energy collected and the daily efficiency. Monthly average daily performance factors for the SSP modules has been determined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)62-65
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1979
EventUnknown conference - Boston, Mass
Duration: 5 Aug 197910 Aug 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fuel Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Engineering (all)


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