These plants have a large number of mirrors arranged around the central location of the tower.These systems achieve very high temperatures, making them more efficient in production andstorage of energy. It also has the advantage that they do not require a flat area (it is possible tobuild on the hills), but because mirrors require the use of rotations around two axes, they raisedthe price. Solar Plates Because of the parabolic looks like a satellite dish, but of course much higher. Rays of lightbouncing off the mirror, dropping a single point (the collector) which is above them. There aredeveloping very high temperature, and for producing electricity using Stirling or steam engines.Because of the sliding mechanisms are needed frequent servicing, and the entire system requiresa rotation around two axes and a set of parabolic mirrors, which are eventually reflected in thetotal cost of this system. Fresnel reflectors Using a series of long curved slightly or completely flat mirrors, and looks reminiscent of theparabolic collector. The system is designed so that several rows of mirror finish in the same sewerthat leads to financial savings, and the mirror itself to revolve around only one axis. By targetingthe mirror in different collectors at different times of day it is possible to set up a densearrangement of mirrors, which produces more energy efficiency in spite of less than 20%. Theentire project is as yet based on prototypes that were built in Belgium (SolarMundo) and Australia(CLFR). Solar power lifting Do not use mirrors, but a large glazed surface (just above), under which heats the air, at whichpoint the tower. Because of the slope and the glass surface, the air goes to the tower whererotating turbine. The system requires very large dimensions and the factor of conversion of solarenergy into heat is not particularly good, but this was offset by low investment costs. Medium-sized prototype was built in Spain in 1982 where they were collecting data next 7 years, until theintentional destruction of the tower due to problems with turbulence. Thermal energy storage The efficiency of these plants is increased by installing energy storage, which produces andreliability. These systems are based on thermal energy storage material in high energy density.Currently, such material is used as molten salt, which is an integral element of sodium - metal highenergy density. Also today, using steam under high pressure (50 bar at 285 Â° C), but theretention period is only one hour. The power plant in Cloncurry (Australia) will use purifiedgraphite, when it will be built. If you wan't to build your own solar panel for the home and solve your heating problems then thisinformation about solar paneling will help you.