A smaller version of the Wind Turbine, the Wind Vane is a widget, and a power source that can be placed on a Platform, Vehicle, or on the utility slots of an astroneer's Backpack. The wind vane will only produce power while in windy weather. But not during sandstorm.
- A wind vane produce 0.5 units/sec, or 8 secs/bar worth of energy (same as the small solar panel). It means that without any other source of energy (other than the backpack's default regeneration), a single wind vane will fill a backpack main battery in about 12 seconds (it would be 20 seconds without the backpack's regeneration).
- When placed on Modules, a wind vane will fill one bar of battery in 8 seconds. So for instance, the 8-bar battery of a Research station will be filled by one wind vane in 64 seconds.
Wind vane next to a wind turbine
Wind vane in the player's widget slot