Israel's 150kw Solar Pond

In 1980, one Israeli turbine manufacturer was using temperature differentials in a solar pond to generate electricity.



063 israel solar pond - the pond
Ormat's solar pond takes up about as much surface area as a large farm pond and provides 150 kilowatts of power.
PHOTO: DEWAYNE COXON
063 israel solar pond - rankine cycle engine
The heat exchangers, Rankine-cycle power plant, and electrical generation equipment remains above ground for easy access.
DEWAYNE COXON
063 israel solar pond - diagram
Diagram demonstrates how the Rankine cycle uses warm salty water and cool  freshwater in an evaporation and condensation process to drive a generator.
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