kmart2012 Posted May 14, 2013 Share Posted May 14, 2013 For the past couple days I started up a server with this new version of tekkit and one of the biggest issues I have been having was creating a power plant. Now if your like me and relied heavily on IC2 in the past, self sustaining power plants were very handy (solar panels). With this new tekkit we all know that IC2 no longer exists and we must use the other mods and build craft power. I am by no means an expert with buildcraft power, but I think I can help those who are having a hard time transitioning from IC2 and are looking for a self sustaining power system that is also pretty reasonable to obtain while not being complicated. I'm am going to write this design as if you already know the basics as to how engines and such work. If you do not, simply look up what they do. As a quick introduction to the design it is basically a bunch of magmatic engines being powered by lava that is transported from the nether using tesseracts and a pump. Also, using redstone energy cells to store the power for later use. http://imgur.com/UOMQLuS This first link is a picture of what the plant looks like on the overworld. Essentially the liquid tesserect in the lower left is recieving lava and transporting it into the magmatic engines through liquiducts (the pipes). In between both rows of the engines are redstone energy conduits (basically your new equivalent to IC2 cables/wires). This wiring then transports all the power into the redstone energy cells (equivalent to the batbox/MFE/MFSU) for storage. The amount of cells and engines you have may vary to any degree, but the more engines you have the more power output and the more cells means more power storage. Also take note of the energy tesseract connected to the energy cell, this is to be put on the last energy cell in the line but for the purpose of fitting it all into one picture I put it there. Also, their is a dimensional anchor in the lower left, this is to keep the plant running no matter where you are. http://imgur.com/O33N5Wp The second half of this plant will be inside the Nether so be prepared to secure a bunker in the nether and make sure it is suspended over a large lava lake/ocean. Once the bunker is secured poke a single hole in the floor so that you can see the lava beneath. Then place a pump over the hole like in the picture. After that is done place a liquid tesseract on top like so and connect that tesseract with the same frequency/channel as the one supplying the engines in the overworld. Then place an energy tesseract on the side like so, link this up with the overworld energy tesseract as well. Also notice the dimensional anchor on the right, once again here to make sure the pump works no matter where you are. After countless hours of fiddling with machines, biofuel farms, and power plant attempts, this was my first successful design. I hope that you may find this as useful as I did while transitioning to the new mods. Common problems: Make sure the redstone energy conduits input/output are set correctly, orange=output and blue=input. (can be changed my right clicking with a wrench) Make sure the max size is set on dimensional anchors (can be done by right clicking). Make sure the tesseracts are on the correct channels.(right click them) Engines facing can be rotated with a wrench if for some reason they don't face where you want at first. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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