OK everybody. This is an EXTREMELY buggy beta for SMP, so I will list the bugs here and in the OP:
The containers don't properly update.
This means that at the moment, the original machines are useless. The Solar Arrays on the other hand produce their power in the tileentity, so they will properly produce power, but only externally, meaning these only work with cables, storage devices, and other machines. They will not, however work with batteries.
If you find any other bugs feel free to post them and I'll look into them.
thank you this will be extremely helpful, we can update to 1.1 just need the bukkit port lol