For the same amount of energy you'd need for example: 8 towers, 13 layers each, fibre cable inside them, spaced 6 blocks between cables and built from the top of the world. It's just a question if you prefer large, flat solar arrays or tall windmill towers
After some calculations:
In a wind-tower with 32 layers or less, every windmill (by average) makes more energy per iron used than a solar.
(I counted 10 iron for a windmill and 6 iron for a solar)
1 layer - 1.525 times more
2 layers - 1.462
4 layers - 1.35
8 layers - 1.228
16 layers - 1.13
32 layers - 1.005
If it's more than 95 layers high (more like deep), the total energy produced decreases with every additional layer.
Very nice windmill setup, suddenly they seem like a worthy opponent to solars :]
In actual usage, you'd need to either use fibre cable or batboxes (then the number of layers is limited by the 32 EU/s output of the batbox) or LV-transformers between every
34 layers (max output 128 EU/s) or tin cable once it's fixed.
You could also use a LV-transformer if you want an even cheaper way. Just point the three-dot side to the source.
It costs 64 coal dust, 9 flint and one brick, obsidian or iron block to create an industrial diamond. The EU's required for macerating and compressing all the stuff is: 46250, which if powered by a generator takes 12 coal.
Isn't it 8 flint?
Left-clicking a machine* with a wrench would make it face** away from the player. This would make setting up chains of those machines without cable between them easier.
*(transformers, storage or anything else that can be rotated)
**(face away it's output/3-dotted side of course)
Could you show how you wired the solar panels? From the picture it would seem only one feeds the MFE.
Is there any energy in the MFE?
How many solar panels are feeding those MFEs? Maybe they didn't charge up enough (to 128 EU) in a short time.
Double check the output faces.
The miner can't drill through non-block items like torches/redstone torches/switches/redstone wire/buttons
Machine powering redstone when a adjacent BB/MFE/MFS reaches 70% capacity.
Similar to how electrolyzer works. It would allow, for example, to send only excess power to a mass fabricator by powering a transformer with redstone.
Instead of redstone power, the Machine could simply send EU. That way the storage unit would essentially always send power through one cable and if over a certain capacity, also through the cable connected to the Machine.
You could use a transformer (connect it correctly and then trigger it with redstone to cut off the power).
Would be nice if the cables were movable by pistons