Small Solar Panel

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Small Solar Panel
Small Solar Panel
Resources:
1x Compound
Craft At:
Backpack

Description[edit | edit source]

The Small Solar Panel is one of the Solar panels in Astroneer as well as a power source, that can be placed on a Module, Vehicle, or the players backpack. It works only at daylight. It is smaller than the Solar Panel.

During night, the small solar panel will orient itself completely upward (or perpendicular to its slots). During day, it will orient itself automatically toward the sun (if possible).

It will only produce energy when in the player's backpack if it's placed on one of the two side slots.

Production[edit | edit source]

A small solar panel produce 0.5 units/sec, or 8 secs/bar worth of energy.

It means that without any other source of energy (other than the backpack's default regeneration), a single small solar panel will fill a backpack main battery in about 12 seconds (it would be 20 seconds without the backpack's regeneration). So even with 2 solar panels, a backpack will loose energy slowly when mining continuously.

When placed on Modules, a solar panel will fill one column of battery in 8 seconds. So for instance, the 8-bar internal battery of a Smelter will be filled by one small solar panel in 64 seconds.

Small Solar panels will transmit energy even when placed on Storages, except if they can't orient themselves toward the sun because the Storage is not properly oriented.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

The Small Solar Panel can be crafted in the Backpack, Using 1 piece of Compound. It has 1 attachment.

See Also[edit | edit source]

Media[edit | edit source]

A small solar panel and a (regular) Solar Panel for comparison.
A small solar panel and a (regular) Solar Panel for comparison.
A small solar panel in one of the side slots of the backpack.