Thermal Solar Power


Adds the ability to build a thermal solar complex an early game solution for clean energy; automatically adjusts the heat exchangers temperature to produce steam in the same temperatures as with Bob's Power. Forked from CW-thermal-solar-power v0.2.16 by CyberWizard2261 and merged in CWTSP_balance v1.0.1 by Caxx (Public Domain).

2 months ago
1.1
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Owner:
MarximusMaximus
Source:
https://github.com/MarximusMaximus/fa...
Homepage:
https://marximus.com
License:
MIT
Created:
2 months ago
Latest Version:
1.1.2 (2 months ago)
Factorio version:
1.1
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factorio-thermal-solar-power

by Marximus Maximus (https://marximus.com)

Adds the ability to build a thermal solar complex an early game solution for clean energy; automatically adjusts the heat exchangers temperature to produce steam in the same temperatures as with Bob's Power.

Note: Thermal Solar Panels take time to heat. Heat pipes will waste heat as they transfer heat. Molten Salt Heat Accumulators take A LONG time to heat up and will bottleneck early heat generation -- you only really need them if nights in your game are long; vanilla game/Nauvis nights are short enough to not need them.

Forked from CW-thermal-solar-power v0.2.16 by CyberWizard2261 and merged in CWTSP_balance v1.0.1 by Caxx (Public Domain).

Features

New Buildings

Thermal Solar Panels

  • Thermal Solar Panel

  • Thermal Solar Panel 2

  • Thermal Solar Panel 3

  • Thermal Solar Panel 4

  • Basic Heat Pipe

Basic Heat Exchangers

  • Basic Heat Exchanger

  • Basic Heat Exchanger 2

  • Basic Heat Exchanger 3

  • Basic Heat Exchanger 4

Additional Steam Engines

  • Steam Engine MK2

  • Steam Engine MK3

  • Steam Engine MK4

Molten Salt Heat Accumulators

  • Molten Salt Heat Accumulator

  • Molten Salt Heat Accumulator 2

  • Molten Salt Heat Accumulator 3

Salt Evaporation Pond

  • Salt Evaporation Pond

Recycler (for all of the above)

  • Recycler

Base Game Buildings for Comparison

  • Heat Pipe

  • Heat Exchanger

  • Steam Engine

  • Steam Turbine

New Technologies

  • Thermal Solar Power




Translations

  • English
  • German
  • Italian

Settings

(for compatibility with other mods)

  • Disable the new Heat Exchangers
  • Disable the new Steam Engines

Compatibility

  • Automatic compatibility with Bob's Power (disables Thermal Solar Power's buildings that duplicate functionality of Bob's Power; no need to use the settings)

Example Usage

  • Generating electricity from heat on a normal planet (vanilla/Nauvis) (NOTE: there are no heat pipes to lose any heat nor batteries necessary to store any heat, the panels will stay hot enough for "short" nights):

  • Generating electricity from heat on a planet with very long nights (NOTE: this setup will take a long time to heat up; more batteries = longer time to reach target temperature):

  • Getting Salt:


Future Development

(if there is interest)

  • More solar power tiers?
  • New/hi-res sprites
  • UPS Improvements
  • Underground heat pipe (both basic and vanilla tier)

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