A new type of salt gradient solar pond for electricity generation
The advantage of the proposed solar pond is that it is simultaneously a collector and accumulator of solar energy. It needs lower cost of investment in comparison with common solar collectors. It is convenient for construction in the rural areas not suitable for agriculture and having level of solar radiation. In Armenia there is available large amount of inexpensive natural salt that is used for filling solar pond.
Innovation consists in modification of solar pond’s design and application of patented special electrochemical generator which converts thermal energy and salt gradient for production of electricity. This generator is based on the electrodialysis process.
Under development/lab tested
Patents granted Secret Know-how
04001001 Heat storage 、04002005 Generators, electric engines and power converters 、04005005 Solar/Thermal energy
06003001 Solar/thermal energy
R&D organisations and universities studying the use of solar energy for production of thermal and electric energy willing to cooperate within HORIZON 2020 Grant Programs.
R&D Institution SME <10 SME 11-50 SME 51-250 University
Industry SME 11-49