Solar panels generate electricity from a renewable energy source – the Sun. Vanilla Minecraft doesn’t feature sustainable technologies like solar panels, but thanks to the Advanced Solar Panels Mod for Minecraft, you can add your very own sets of solar panels to the game.
The Advanced Solar Panels mod is actually an add-on to IndustrialCraft. Actually, this specific Advanced Solar Panels Mod is an add-on to an add-on because SeNtiMel, the creator of this mod, rewrote the code for another solar panels mod, called Advanced Solar Panel, made by Icedfire.
Did you follow all that? Probably not. But here are the most important things to know about the Advanced Solar Panels Mod for Minecraft 1.6.4/1.7.2/1.7.4/1.7.5:
-This mod adds two sets of recipes to the game – a normal and hard mode recipe
-The Advanced Solar Panel block will generate 8 EU per day and 1 EU per night and rainy days. This block features an internal storage of 32,000 EU and an output of 32 EU. It also includes 4 charge slots, which means you can power 4 electric devices simultaneously.
-The Hybrid Solar Panel block will generate 64 EU per day and 8 EU per night and rainy days. It features an internal storage of 100,000 EU and an output of 128 EU. Like the Advanced Solar Panel block, the Hybrid Solar Panel features 4 charging slots for your electric devices.
-The Ultimate Hybrid Solar Panel is the most powerful solar panel included in this mod. It generates 512 EU per sunny day and 64 EU per night and rainy days. It outputs 512 EU and can store up to 1,000,000 EU in total. It also includes 4 charging slots.
Each solar panel comes with its own unique GUI that lets you easily see how much power that panel is generating, storing, and outputting.
There are two more items included in this add-on. There’s the Quantum Generator, which is a gift from an alien civilization that uses advanced quantum physics, and it allows players to create near limitless amounts of energy.
There are also Solar Helmets, which have the unique ability to charge all electric items in your inventory. So if you’re wearing electric armor or wielding electric weapons, your Solar Helmet will keep those items constantly powered.
There are multiple types of Solar Helmets, including the Advanced Solar Helmet, the Hybrid Solar Helmet, and the Ultimate Solar Helmet.
All quantum helmets – which include the Hybrid Solar Helmet and Ultimate Solar Helmet, have the special ability of giving wearers an unlimited supply of oxygen while underwater.
One of the cool parts about the Advanced Solar Panels Mod is that you can edit how much energy each solar panel produces. If you want to use solar panels to power your entire world, for example, then you can do that by going into the configuration file and changing the genDay, genNight, and storage properties.
If you’re looking for a way to harness the power of the sun and turn that power into useful, reusable energy, then the Advanced Solar Panels Mod is an excellent choice.
How to install the Advanced Solar Panels Mod for Minecraft 1.6.4/1.7.2/1.7.4/1.7.5
Step 1) Download and install Minecraft Forge
Step 2) Download and install IndustrialCraft from here
Step 3) Download the latest version of the Advanced Solar Panels Mod from here
Step 4) Drag and drop the mod’s .zip folder into the .minecraft/mods folder
Step 5) Delete the META-INF folder
Step 6) Start playing and enjoy!