EU power options?

behedwin

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Hey
Im trying to figure out a good way to upgrade my EU power generation.
I am currently useing quite manny water mills.
But i would need to build hundreds to get enough energy........

So i am looking for options.
Nuclear, it seems to be hard and i have not found a good guide for it. If i go nuclear i would want something safe that i can have in my base. Maybe something i activate to generate allot of energy for a short amount of time and then turn off.

Geothermal is my other idea....
But i have no lava lakes close to me... So i would need to go to the nether and fill cells/buckets with lava.
But i can not figure out a way to automatically fill a bucket. I thought i could use a pump, fill a tank with lava and then have a deployer filling buckets with lava. But that does not work for me???

Solar panels are so crazy expensive. I dont know if it is worth to aim for 1 medium voltage solar panel (64eu/t)... if it is good enough.

More ideas?
 

Adonis0

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Geothermal generators you don't need to use buckets with, that's how you manually put lava into them, however you can pump it directly in using pipes.

So Nether + pump + tank -> some interdimensional crossing method (I use tesseracts, but may be a bit expensive for you) -> tank + geothermals would work

Generators + soul shard Blaze farm worked really well for me starting off[DOUBLEPOST=1362610052][/DOUBLEPOST]
...But i can not figure out a way to automatically fill a bucket....
So you know for the future: Liquid transposers are the machine for that, They require buildcraft power (MJ) to run, and depending on the setting fill up a container with liquid that is pumped in, or empty a container to pump the liquid out.
 
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behedwin

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so if i can use a liquid transposer to fill buckets and use redpower tubes to transport them to a ender chest
and then empty the buckets in geothermal generators and transport the empty bucket back to the nether and the transposer

to me it seems like a more solid process that actually might work on most servers.
hear ppl complain about tesseracts that they dont work....
 

Hydra

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I've never had tesseracts "not work". They are very simply to get working. The only downside to them is that they're more 'expensive' than a filter>enderchest setup.
 

Byte Templar

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Pump->Liquid tesseract (Nether)->Liquid tesseract (Overworld)->aquaducts to all the thermal generators you got. Simple and effective!
 

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Geothermal generators you don't need to use buckets with, that's how you manually put lava into them, however you can pump it directly in using pipes.

So Nether + pump + tank -> some interdimensional crossing method (I use tesseracts, but may be a bit expensive for you) -> tank + geothermals would work

Generators + soul shard Blaze farm worked really well for me starting off[DOUBLEPOST=1362610052][/DOUBLEPOST]

So you know for the future: Liquid transposers are the machine for that, They require buildcraft power (MJ) to run, and depending on the setting fill up a container with liquid that is pumped in, or empty a container to pump the liquid out.
Easiest way to deal with the liquid transposer needing energy is a magmatic engine simply have the engine power both the pump and the transposer and use the lava from the pump to fill both the engine and transposer.
 

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On my server the base is powered by a steam boiler,
we recently added a hi pressor liquid fuleled boiler for more power.
if you set up 2 peat farms it provides sightly more fuel then is used by low pressor max sized one.
after automating the farm it becomes maintenance free power at 50Eu/t with a steam turbine and enough power left for some steam engins.
before the boiler was on line I used a geothermal gen that was manually feed with lava cans from a nearby lake and the nether