Nuclear power stations are used to create electricity for masses of people. They use the same methods of creating electricity as fossil fuel power stations. They do this by getting the fuel (Nuclear power stations use Uranium) and the fuel then produces heat to boil the water just above to create steam. This steam then turns a turbine further up the chimney. The turbine then proceeds to drive a generator which then produces the electricity.
The good thing about nuclear power plants is that they can produce masses upon masses of electricity needed to power our homes. The bad part of nuclear power stations is that they create hazardous waste which is difficult and expensive to dispose of. They are also extremely expensive to build and take a very long time to create. They are a type of non-renewable energy source.
Solar panels are used to create electricity from the suns rays of light. They are a renewable energy resource and can be implemented almost anywhere. This is why they are one of the most sought after renewable energy creators. You can own your own solar panels on the roof of your house to create your own electricity, but some people make solar panel farms to get the most out of them.
One problem with solar panels is that they can only produce electricity when there is light around. This means they do not work in the night or when it's an extremely cloudy day. This means you have to make sure if you are buying solar panels that they will actually perform to their best. Otherwise they are one of the greatest renewable sources on the planet.