# TokMor

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1. ## Maximizing Mining Operational Efficiency (with math and spreadsheets)

So I found one more oversight on my part, if one is only running during the day, then you only need half the daily power output of running all day. This actually puts solar power as more efficient to run on planets that are Kerbin distance from the sun or closer. Also assuming that your location gets sun for at least 50% of the day. Just remember to restart your drills often. Time to update the top post once again. Sharpy, to your question: assuming you are on minimus with 10% ore concentration and a 3 star engineer, then you would need 5.88 drills per ISRU, and either 5.57 power cell arrays for 32.3 m/1fps or 4.79 gigantor panels for 25.6m/1fps if you only run during the day time.
2. ## Maximizing Mining Operational Efficiency (with math and spreadsheets)

Correct, those are from the drill wiki. I did some experiments on the launch pad and they look pretty accurate. For Terwin and FancyMouse, I suppose if the expectation is that the devs will correct the Ec consumption/generation during warp/inactive periods then we should be optimizing to the "proper" numbers, but since it is a game one could argue that we should optimize to the game rules rather than reality. Any ideas if there are plans to right that?
3. ## Maximizing Mining Operational Efficiency (with math and spreadsheets)

Thank you for pointing that out. I guess I have to take the less lazy method to test this then. I found that if I warped at exactly 1,000X, it increased the production of my drills by a factor of 1,000 but it didn't increase the power consumption of them. I thought it must have just been one of my mods bugging something, but perhaps it's not just me after all. Edit: So I put a ship in orbit with a period of 2,063.4s, and the amount of energy that was generated by the solar panel was 35,145, for an average output of 17.033, which puts us in much better shape for looking at solar as part of our power solution. The fact that batteries are needed to get through the night still makes trying to run through the night with solar not an option (new mass per 1f/s is 223.97 when there are enough batteries), but running half the day on just solar panels bring us down to 39.56 mass for 1 fuel/s. I'll update the top post with these new findings and see if perhaps using both fuel cells and solar panels gets us a better result for our efficiency.
4. ## Maximizing Mining Operational Efficiency (with math and spreadsheets)

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