Stationeers: Solar Tracking Guide

July 10, 2022
Being on another planet in Stationeers will require you the Solar Tracking in order to operate your next base!

Stationeers is a space survival game where you play as an astronaut attempting to construct a space station and survive. It simulates the experience of living in deep space accurately, building and providing all necessary materials to survive on one of the planets. The major item that will keep on tracking the sun as a source of light and energy, Solar Tracking will be one of the major objectives that you will have to provide in your space station.

In this guide, we will tell you about the Solar Tracking in Stationeers!

Stationeers: Solar Tracking Guide

There is a new Solar Tracking with Logic Chip in Stationeers with the latest 2022 update.

The first and most important thing that you will need is power. You need a power supply to power the logic chips, and by the time you have solar panels, you should have steel for batteries which are a stable source of power.

Then you will want to transformer to limit the power coming out of the battery. One thing to know is that you can’t go over 3500 Watts with your usage or you will blow lines with it. You have to separate the networks.

Talking about the orientation, you need to figure out which way to face the panels so they all read the same numbers. You will need to install the data port on the solar panel to face the sunrise which is east.

Also, your solar sensor has to be faced north, which is 90 degrees counterclockwise of the sunrise.

First, you will need a logic reader, a batch writer, a math processing unit, a memory, and another logic reader. To set up the horizontal, you need a horizontal logic reader and make sure you label everything which makes it all easier, then you can set the screws a lot easier.

Make sure on the logic reader the IN to be daylight sensor and the variable to be horizontal. On the batch writer, you will want the IN to be the logic reader horizontal and the OUT type to be the solar panel, and the OUT variable to be horizontal.

What is changed in the new update is that the solar panels read in degrees now instead of percentages. This makes the solar tracking a bit easier because all you need to do is to count 90 minus the solar sensor. 

For this, you will need a logic reader with the daylight sensor and the variable as vertical. Then you are going to want the math unit to be the logic memory 90, because you have a memory set to 90, and you have to subtract that from the logic reader vertical.

It gets 90 efficiency and it works really well, and if you are in a place with storms to encase it in glass walls, you will be protected from the storms if you don’t have the reinforced solar panels.