By Sophia Laura and Senaida
Our town will run on solar energy. We know it will be good for the environment and the solar panels can store energy when the sun is not out. Solar energy can also be used to produce electricity. At solar thermal power plants , curved mirrors reflect sunlight onto a pipe that contains a special liquid. When the liquid is heated , it is used to produce steam for generators that make electricity. There are more ways to produce electricity from sunlight is through photo voltaic cells, which are made with silicon. Electricity is generated when sunlight hits these special cells.