## Big almost ideal solar array (BAISA)

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### Big almost ideal solar array (BAISA)

The result of weeks of torment and the subject of my pride! Behold!))

1. Almost perfect ratio - 808:962 (0.83992, 0.84 - 0.83992 = 0.00008!)
2. Usefull area is 98.26% if you count panels and accumulators only!
(808*4) + (962*9) = 12100, empty spaces = 12, 3 roboports = 48(3x16), 4 medium power poles and 2 lamps, 36 substations = 144(36x4)
12100 - (12+48+4+2+144) = 11890.
(11890*100)/12100 = 98.26446%
3. Almost perfect symmetry.
4. Tileable.
5. You can use only one roboport, if you want (construction area is perfect 110x110).
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POWER CIRCUIT
BLUEPRINT
Constructive criticism is welcome. Also, can you give me an idea what to place into empty spaces ? Maybe some logic combinators to do something or whatever...

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### Re: Big almost ideal solar array (BAISA)

I suggest adding a train track somewhere, for 2-tile alignment, and one or more radars as needed so you can build more cells on the sides without going there in person.

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### Re: Big almost ideal solar array (BAISA)

the picture above indicates the method to result 100% space efficiency. i am still in the dark of the rest, but if you get excess with solar panel, just replace all solar panels by accumulators.

by the way i think your array is too distant to construction robots :-/

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### Re: Big almost ideal solar array (BAISA)

lottery248 wrote: the picture above indicates the method to result 100% space efficiency.
Its not. Your space efficiency (solar panel + accumulators space)/(all space) is equal to 80/81. You can reach 98/99

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### Re: Big almost ideal solar array (BAISA)

That's a huge pattern !!

Thank you for the post and number. Even if I've like 30M uranium left, I'm considering using solar panel for each beacon I use, which is around 6 solar panels.