Cheese's Concentrated Solar


Adds concentrated solar energy based around heliostat mirrors, which can point at solar power towers to generate heat for heliothermal energy production, or solar lens towers to generate giant lasers.

Content
2 months ago
1.1
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Combat Power
Owner:
StolenCheese
Source:
https://github.com/pettett/ch-concent...
Homepage:
N/A
License:
GNU GPLv3
Created:
1 year, 1 month ago
Latest Version:
0.3.3 (2 months ago)
Factorio version:
1.1
Downloaded by:
20.1K users

Cheese's Concentrated Solar

This mod adds concentrated solar power to Factorio, in two components:

  • Heliostat Mirrors, Mirrors that rotate to beam 1.1 °C of solar intensity, roughly 110KW, to the closest tower within their range of 35 tiles.
  • Solar Towers, which consume solar intensity:
    • The Solar Power Tower, which turns solar energy into up to 60MW of heat.
    • The Solar Laser Tower, which concentrates solar energy into up to 60MW of solar devastation.

Features

  • Power towers produce up to 600 °C of heat, limiting the effective range of heat pipes.
  • Mirrors automatically rotate to face towards their closest tower.
  • Light ray and heat VFX (can be disabled in settings to save rendering time).
  • Power towers have their own GUI for viewing their current rates.
  • UPS efficient, doing most work during tower and mirror placement not per tick, and with incremental tower state updates.

Mod Compatibility

  • Glass, adds glass and other ingredients to recipes when available.
  • Krastorio 2, 1.9 times power multiplier (changeable in settings), tweaked crafting recipes (included glass, lithium-chloride, etc.).
  • Space Exploration, Towers require space science, work as a heat source for space, and respect surface solar multipliers.