Solar Panel

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Solar Panel
Solar Collector ig.png
Grid Solar Panel.png
Type Generator
Tool Grid Wrench.png

Stackable Yes (64)

Technical Details
UU Cost {{{uu_cost}}}
First appearance ?
ID IC2:{{{id}}}

Solar Panels are generators that utilize the energy of the Sun to generate EU. This fact means that they cannot work underground (unless there is an unobstructed view of the sky) or in the Nether. They also don't work at night.

The addition of the electronic circuits in their latest design has done some strange things. Now that they have awareness they have all decided (union rules, nothing we can do) that they will not be working as hard if the weather goes bad.


Grid Coal Dust.png
Grid Glass.png
Grid Electronic Circuit.png
Grid Glass.png
Grid Coal Dust.png
Grid Generator.png
Grid Coal Dust.png
Grid Glass.png
Grid Electronic Circuit.png
Grid Solar Panel.png

Note: Recipe changed from using Copper Cable to Electronic Circuit in v.1.337


Optionally place an RE Battery in the upper slot. The collector will charge the battery or output power at a rate of 1 EU/t during daytime(from 6:20 to 17:45). Inclement weather affects energy production.

Grid RE Battery (Charged).png


Input -
Output 1 EU/t (13050 EU/day)
Storage -

Solar Flowers[edit]

A Solar Flower (IC1). Screenshot by Kingy24

Due to the relative weakness of power generation, the Solar Panels are often assembled into so-called Solar Flowers. These constructions provide the benefit of compact and relatively cheap Solar Panel arrangement without energy losses. This is a design that existed in IC and is all but nullified by the Tin Cable in IC2, which allows micro currents to be carried 40 blocks.