Solar power plant - an engineering structure that converts solar radiation into electrical energy. The methods for converting solar radiation are different and depend on the design of the power plant.
There are two main types of solar power plants. At stations of the first type (helio-concentrators), water is heated by light, which is concentrated by means of a system of controlled mirrors. These stations are quite complex in design.
Stations of the second type represent a battery of photocells. However, such a station is not only simple in design, but in a clean atmosphere, for example in the mountains, practically does not require maintenance. Today, the cost of photovoltaic power is much lower than that of solar concentrators, and continues to decline. Therefore, photovoltaic stations occupy a dominant position in terms of the amount of energy produced and in the market. They are widely used for industrial production, and in households.