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Salton Sea solar pond projectThe feasibility of constructing salt gradient solar ponds within the Salton Sea is being studied. These ponds would serve a dual purpose: (1) become a depository for unwanted salt and (2) supply thermal energy for driving turbine electric power systems. Under present circumstances, the rise in salinity is expected to eliminate fish life and create other unfavorable conditions. The proposed concept would have a power generation potential of 600 MWe.
Document ID
19800064192
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Authors
French, R. L. (California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena Calif., United States)
Meitlis, I. (Southern California Edison Co. Rosemead, Calif., United States)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1980
Subject Category
ENERGY PRODUCTION AND CONVERSION
Meeting Information
Energy to the 21st century(Seattle, WA)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other