darthgently Posted March 28, 2022 Share Posted March 28, 2022 (edited) 26 minutes ago, mattinoz said: Well sure we hear you but.... the radiators already look a lot like solar panels and the game is modable .... So do you want to have us using a half hearted mod that converts the radiators into solar panels and posts creations of things not intended by the game but still massive fun to build that need procedural solar panels. First thought I had was solar and radiator domes for colonies. Maybe cover over a small carter with geothermal power plant inside making a nice location for crops. I don't know. A spherical surface would be the least efficient way to dissipate heat, and there would be no fully angling it away from the sun. Similar arguments for solar. I'll stick with the variety that can track. Maybe a rotating dome/shell where one half is radiator and one half PV with the PVs orienting to the sun and the radiator half away from the sun? I still seems like it just wouldn't maximize the situation well; especially at local noon. Maybe a "stepped finned" dome where the upper surfaces are PV, and the shaded gaps in between would be radiative? Picture a stack of increasingly smaller flattened rings with a shaded vertical gap in between, if that makes sense Total agreement that procedural PVs are a no-brainer. Someone already commented that they are likely not ruled out, just not slated as a priority for initial release and relegated to a later release. But we all know a mod will have filled the gap long before that probably; then there will be plenty of procedural PV options Edited March 28, 2022 by darthgently Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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