Advanced Solar Panel
Advanced Solar Panel is a device that can be placed to generate energy from the sunlight.
Since the advanced panel can adjust its rotation to the sun's current position, it allows for better energy production, as it is generating an optimal amount of energy throughout the day, unlike the Basic Solar Panel.
It consists of a base block, a pole and a solar array that is 3x3 in size. When placed on flat land solar arrays need at least 2 block between each other.
Energy Production Rates
The Advanced Solar Panel is affected by environment conditions. Rains and snowfall can block the sunlight and shut down the panels. But also, the environment can offer better or worse sunlight supply, for example, in an airless environment like the Moon provides more sunlight than on Overworld.
Below is a list of maximum energy generation per dimension with environmental boost between parentheses, at 12:00 (noon):
- Overworld: 4.50 kW (0%)
- Overworld Space Station: 9.00 kW (100%)
- Moon: 6.30 kW (40%)
- Mars: 4.50 kW (0%)
Tip: To know how many solar panels you need to install, sum all energy power (kW) demanded by the machines in your base/installations, then multiply this total by 2 (because the solar panels work only during daytime) and then divide it by the energy generation of one solar panel plus 1 or 2 solar panels for safety.
Note: You do not get any generation from Solar Panels during the night.