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High Voltage Solar Array
|High Voltage Solar Array|
|Name||High Voltage Solar Array|
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The High Voltage Solar Array is the third and topmost tier of solar arrays added by CompactSolars. It is made using 8 Medium Voltage Solar Arrays, which each require 8 Low Voltage Solar Arrays, which each require 8 Solar Panels, bringing the total up to 512 Solar Panels in total plus a stack of LV-Transformers, 8 MV-Transformers and a single HV-Transformer, making it a very expensive and resource-intensive item to create just one. The iron necessary for the generators alone would amount to 32 MACERATED stacks of Iron Ore. If GregTech 4 is installed, many stacks of Silicon Cells and possibly an Industrial Blast Furnace are also necessary.
The High Voltage Solar Array generates and outputs 512 EU/p (HV). It has no internal storage and no method of charging items, so if the Array is connected to no cables, all of its power generation will be for naught. Due to its high output, it requires Glass Fibre Cable or HV Cable (Gold Cable also acceptable in Industrialcraft 2 Experimental) to connect it to a power storage unit. The High Voltage Solar Array is made from 512 Solar Panels, each producing 1 EU/t, so the Solar Array does not serve to generate more power, but merely to generate the same amount of power in a smaller and more compact space.
Since the High Voltage Solar Array takes 512 Solar Panels to craft, doing it manually takes several hours. One of the ways to automate this process is to set up an ME Molecular Assembler Chamber to craft the High Voltage Solar Arrays. The EMC of a High Voltage Solar Array is the equivalent of 323 Diamonds.