solar pond


: a pool of salt water heated by the sun and used either as a direct source of heat or to provide power for an electric generator

Examples of solar pond in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Once fully operational, Sully estimates Lilac’s lithium plant would occupy around 25 acres, versus the 55,000-acre solar pond complex used by Compass Minerals, which is currently ramping up its operation to produce lithium as well. Leia Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 7 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1961, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of solar pond was in 1961

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“Solar pond.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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