Roar! Now i also play solar panels/accums, i just build the simple + accum for 12 accum/16 solar, i don't care to make it efficient because if energy is slacking, just stamp down a couple blueprints and we gucci.
But how about you guys that do all the math for them, to try 100% steam powered only bases? also try setting coal frequency to low along with it.
When i stream twitch i always answer questions and try to help, come visit me.
@OBAMA MCLAMA: You can add some accumulator-only fields, 3 accumulator "rings" around a substation. One of this has 48 accumulators. If you use 12 "+" designs and one of this, than you have a ratio of 1 to 1. (At least if I remember that correctly.)
Factorio is one of the greatest games I ever played, with one of the best developers I ever heard of.