Solar Panels are power production items that produce consistent power when exposed directly to sunlight. Power outputs vary depending on which solar device is being used and the planet that it is being used on.
Small solar panels are crafted in your backpack's printer, using Copper. This kind of panel can be placed on any item slot, but in the backpack, it will only produce power when placed on one of the widget slots (see image on the right).
When exposed to light, the panel will orient itself automatically toward the sun (if possible) and produce 1.0 U/s of power (formerly 0.5 U/s), or enough to fill one bar on a Small Battery in 4 seconds.
When exposed to sunlight, a Medium Solar Panel produces power at 4.0 U/s (formerly 2 U/s), which is exactly four times as much as a Small Solar.
Produces 8.0 U/s of power. They can be placed on any Tier-3 slot.
Large panels were added in patch 1.19 (March 31, 2021).
The Solar Array is the largest craftable solar panel, being made in the large printer. They can be crafted using 1 Copper, 1 Glass, 1 Plastic, and 1 Graphene. This is the only solar unit that acts as a platform, meaning that it must be placed on the ground.
When exposed to sunlight, the Solar Array produces 14.0 U/s of power (formerly 8 U/s), which is fourteen times more than a Small Solar Panel and 3.5 times more than a Medium Solar Panel.
The Wrecked Solar Array is the only non-craftable solar panel, found naturally as debris on all planets. When plugged in and exposed to sunlight, the Wrecked Solar Array provides 64 U/s of power. They only have panels on one side, and must be placed with the connection point facing upwards to work.
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