With the new cost for iridium, it's completely retarded. Just to counter all the UUM, you would have to play for 105405.405 MINUTES for ONE hybrid solar panel. And ultimate solars (with the recipe that takes 1 hybrid) take 109,375 MINUTES to pay off. That's counting the cost for the hybrid solar panel, at an average rate of 288 eu/t. Kinda sucky. BTW, those are REAL WORLD MINUTES. That's 1,822.91667 HOURS, or 30.3819445 DAYS OF SOLID PLAYING. Then they start profiting. So a month on a server with chunkloaders. It's give or take a month for both, it's only 4000 minutes difference.
It's very improbable calculation. This recipe is used on my server very long time. And we don't have chunk loader ! Some users create about 35 ultimate hybrid panels within 1 month. I play very small time and can create abot 10 ultimate hybrid panels within 1 month. We not use cobblestone generator. For create first panels better use nuclear reactor. When we have 2 hybrid panel and small scrap generator (cactus farm, BC quary, forestry farms) we can create more hyrid panels with small time. More panels, more out. Production grow In a geometricalon progressi. Solars array from CPW not cheaper and require for production improbable quantity of resources. Calculate: 512 Sollar panels - 5120 Iron, 6656 copper cable ( 6656 - resin, 3328 coper), 2048 tin, 3078 redstone, 1536 coal, 1536 glass. + Transformators (64 LV, 8 MV, 1 HV). How many time and energy you will need to extract all this ?
Free huge energy and mass fabricators gives access to infinite resources.