Used to have a 50x50 design that had 166 of each and just recently switched to this 48x48 design.
Factorio solar panel design.
Balanced solar panel accumulator production.
To calculate the number of panels to get 10 gw hours are is follows.
2628 accumulators 3118 solar panels 0 8428.
Accumulators can store output energy 5 times faster than solar panels can supply so if you ve got about three times more solar panels than you need energy.
However i was not happy with the solar panel accumulator ratio in this design.
During daylight hours every panel provides the maximum power level 60kw.
Moreover it allow your solar panel farm to be a safe way for drones.
Solar panels are an unlimited source of free energy that produce no pollution.
This tutorial covers solar panel arrangements to use at various stages of the game including the building of the massive ratio perfect array from this foru.
Mk1 a mark one is just a bunch of poles with y know solar panels mixed in madzuri nov 2016 mk2 focuses on ratios mk3 uses roboports to construct the tile mk4 uses a diagonal spacing to reduce roboports and ups mk5 makes use of most if not all of the radar range.
This circuit balances production of solar panels and accumulators to a desired ratio in my case 24 20.
The first arithmetic combinator takes the number of accumulators in the chest and multiplies it by 24.
The optimal ratio is 0 84 21 25 accumulators per solar panel and 23 8 solar panels per megawatt required by your factory this ratio accounts for solar panels needed to charge the accumulators this means that you need 1 428 mw of production of solar panels and 100mj of storage to provide 1 mw of power over one day night cycle.
This means one solar panel produces an average of 42 kw over one day and night cycle.
I like to go for a 1 1 ratio of accumulators to solar panels.
Space is generally not the rarest resource in factorio.
Generated power will increase decrease linearly during dusk and dawn and no power is produced at night.
10 1 000 000 10000000 to get the kw hours 10000000 60 60 2777 7777777777777777777777777778 to get kw seconds 2777 7777777777777777777777777778 60 46 29629 as a solar panel produces 60 kw.
You should never run into issues.
As for which to actually pick i d say it s up to your preference cilya s design with accumulators instead of a roboport is the only one with perfect 0 86 ratio among popular designs used by factorio players.
Though in all honesty you probably aren t ready for solar panels yet if the cost bothers you.
The second arithmetic combinator takes the output of the first combinator and divides it by 20.
Solar panels and accumulators optimal ratio.