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== Calculating the Accumulator/Panel Ratio == The ratio formula is: <code>R = 0.168 * (MaxPanelOutput kW / AccumulatorCapacity kJ) * CycleDuration s * (Efficiency / 100)</code> Which, if using the vanilla panels and accumulators, can be further simplified into this: <code>R = 0.002016 * CycleDuration s * (Efficiency / 100)</code> Note the measurement units. ===== Example: ===== The planet Efficient has 120% solar efficiency and 9 minutes day/night cycle. If we want to know the ratio of vanilla accumulators per vanilla panels, we have: <code> R = 0.168 * (60 kW / 5000 kJ) * 540 s * (120 / 100) R = 0.002016 * 540 s * 1.2 R = 1.3</code> So when on planet Efficient's surface, we'd have to place roughly 13 accumulators every 10 solar panels. The high efficiency make it so that we need a smaller number of panels to power the base, but the very long day/night cycle requires many more accumulators to store the charge necessary to last the night.
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