thank you for the esteem, i appreciate your work too.
But it's just two afternoons of reading articles and draw something with paint. When i saw your post, my "work" was nearly done. So please don't think i was copying your work. I think there is a clearly similiarity because we both tried to make an illustration of the reality for factorio and support the developers.
A word to Wind Energy
I was always bothered, that water pumps don't need electricity. Obviously to ensure an easy water supply for steam engines, without previous energy production.
If there would be a small (wooden) windmill (Materials: 2 iron, 20 wood, 3 copper), that "problem" could be solved.
There could also be a big (modern) windmill (30 Steel, 6 copper, 15 plastic), producing more energy.
Windmills should have a maximum output just below solar panels (10kW for small windmill, 50kW for big wm?) and be variable (0-10/50kW; dependable from wind). So it would be ideal for outposts or if you don't want to build an extra power line.
I didn't read the full thread, so excuse me, if someone had the same proposal before. ^^