How Does a Solar Power Plant Work?

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A solar power plant is any type of facility that converts sunlight either directly, like Photovoltaics, or indirectly, like Solar Thermal plants, into electricity.

They come in a variety of ‘flavors’ with each using discretely different techniques to harness the power of the sun. In the following article, we’ll take a quick look at the different types of solar power plants that harness the sun’s life-giving sunlight to produce electricity.

1. Photovoltaics
2. Solar Thermal Power Plants
3. Solar Power Towers
4. Solar Pond

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