Solar Industrial Solutions
If you want to go really green, you could equip all your ships with Batteries over reactors.
Then of course you need a place to quickly recharge those batteries (15 minutes at top speed) without having to lug Solar Panels along on all your ships.
This map contains 1 Station and 1 Ship in addition to Asteroids and a starting platform:
“Solar Powers” (SP) Solar Gas Station.
36 Solar Panels, perfectly aligned to the sun (36*120 KW = 4,32 MW)
5 Batteries (currently fully charged; 5×4 MW = 20 MW input and output)
2 Rotors, 1 Gyroscope, 1 Console
1 Connector to get energy from
Advised groups for toolbar:
Battery Recharge Mode
A bunch of Thursters, 1 Gyro, Cockpit
5 Batteries as sole power source (marginally charged)
1 Connector on a Pistion as “retractable tanking noozle
Advised Groups for Toolbar:
Connector Lock Mode
Piston Reverse Mode switch
Engine Group Power toggle
Battery charge toggle
How to use:
Use the connector to connect ship and station. Use pistion as nesseary to extend the Connector.
Disable Engines, turn Batteries to charging
After you are finished charging, switch the Batteries on the station to recharge mode (so they are full the next time you need them).
Switch batteries to decharge
Turn on engines
Retract pistion as nesseary
You have to play it in Survival Mode or Batterie will not discharge.
V 1.1 changes:
Switched world to Survival Mode, so battery discharge now properly works.
Modified thrusters on the Ship a bit (moved an uneven from side to backwards thrust)