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Cheep hydrogen power
While there is already an idea for fusion power, it would be nice to have a cheep, inefficient but powerful source of power from hydrogen. Instead of a fusion reactor, having a hydrogen power plant would be a great starting place for power early game. Right know only solar power is usable, but everyone knows its very hard to run a base purely off solar and batteries. However every planet and asteroid has ice on it and there is already hydrogen in the game, as well keen has already showcased some cool looking engine ideas, why not add a hydrogen power plant or even a hydrogen combustion engine into the game?


DoktorDoraro shared this idea 15/09/17 16:40
LvlLord 16/09/17 08:21
It would depend on the implementation. Implementation 1: Put ice inside it and get energy. NO WAY! You need much energy to separate hydrogen and oxygen out of water/ice. Because of physic laws it is never possible to get more energy out then you put in. So you can't create energy just out of water/ice Implementation 2: You use the oxygen generator to produce hydrogen, store it somewhere and use this in combination with a hydrogen power generator as emergency energy. Problem: currently the power priorities are not working best. If this is implemented, the power generator should only work when there is no energy elsewhere. In addition, you should get less power out as you put in. This way you can create a car/ship which is purely powered by hydrogen and you don't need a battery. Btw: a battery also needs something like "in emergy use only", too. In combination we also need a pure hydrogen generator and for rockets we need oxygen and hydrogen for thrusters.
crane228 17/09/17 01:46
cheap*
crane228 17/09/17 01:46
cheap*