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Solar farms are somewhat like agricultural farms. What differentiates them is that unlike most farms, they can inhabit otherwise unusable land. Solar farms are also known as "Solar Parks" or "Photovoltaic (PV) Power Stations".

Solar Farms are able to capture and convert solar power. Solar Power is a great alternative to non-renewable resources and fossil fuels and has many great benefits.

There are two types of Solar Farms, Parabolic and Photovoltaic. Parabolic troughs are large curved mirrors that capture sunlight that is then reflected onto an oil-filled pipe in the mirror's center. Once the oil heats up, it flows into a steam generator that heats up the water, in turn generating electricity. Photovoltaic panels are the same panels that one would install onto the roof of a house or building. However, these panels are meant to capture sunlight on a much larger scale. Sunlight strikes the cells, hits a semiconductor which then send electrons towards conductors to produce direct current.