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The Thermal Plant is a generator crafted with the Habitat Builder that converts nearby high temperatures (>25°C) into Energy. It requires 3 parts scanned to obtain the ingredient list for this object.

The Thermal Plant can produce limitless power for Seabases given time and proximity to heat. On the Thermal Plant is a screen that displays the temperature of the surrounding area (rounded to whole degrees). The energy output per minute is linear and can be calculated with °C*1.32-33: so zero at 25°C, 33 at 50°C, 66 at 75°C, 77.88 at 84°C and at 104°C the energy output is 104. One Thermal Plant can store up to 250 energy at a time.

Lava Geysers are optimal spots to place Thermal Plants. Near the center of the geyser, temperatures can reach well over 50°C, meaning that a well-placed plant can produce power rapidly and around the clock. The eruptions cannot damage the plant, but be careful placing them as the heat can kill you. Given that Thermal Plants have to be built outside a seabase and need to be close to a heat source, it may be necessary to use Power Transmitters to connect the Thermal Plant to a seabase.

When placing with the Habitat Builder, the Thermal Plant can be shown in three different colors. Red means it cannot be placed. Yellow indicates it can be built in that location, but the surrounding area is too cold and the Thermal Plant will not generate power. Green signifies the plant can be placed, and will generate power.

Energy Collection Rate

The table below contains the results of testing Thermal Plant collection rates. Please note that these are approximate results, and not exact (Temperature can vary slightly since the player can only see it to the nearest whole number).

Temperature °C Energy per Minute Energy per Second Time to Collect

1 Unit of Energy

Time to Collect

25 Units of Energy

25 0 0 N/A N/A
26 1.3 0.02 45.5 Seconds 1136.4 Seconds
27 2.6 0.04 22.7 Seconds 568.2 Seconds
28 4.0 0.07 15.2 Seconds 378.8 Seconds
29 5.3 0.09 11.4 Seconds 284.1 Seconds
30 6.6 0.11 9.1 Seconds 227.3 Seconds
31 7.9 0.13 7.6 Seconds 189.4 Seconds
32 9.2 0.15 6.5 Seconds 162.3 Seconds
33 10.6 0.18 5.7 Seconds 142.0 Seconds
34 11.9 0.20 5.1 Seconds 126.3 Seconds
35 13.2 0.22 4.5 Seconds 113.6 Seconds
36 14.5 0.24 4.1 Seconds 103.3 Seconds
37 15.8 0.26 3.8 Seconds 94.7 Seconds
38 17.2 0.29 3.5 Seconds 87.4 Seconds
39 18.5 0.31 3.2 Seconds 81.2 Seconds
40 19.8 0.33 3.0 Seconds 75.8 Seconds
41 21.1 0.35 2.8 Seconds 71.0 Seconds
42 22.4 0.37 2.7 Seconds 66.8 Seconds
43 23.8 0.40 2.5 Seconds 63.1 Seconds
44 25.1 0.42 2.4 Seconds 59.8 Seconds
45 26.4 0.44 2.3 Seconds 56.8 Seconds
46 27.7 0.46 2.2 Seconds 54.1 Seconds
47 29.0 0.48 2.1 Seconds 51.7 Seconds
48 30.4 0.51 2.0 Seconds 49.4 Seconds
49 31.7 0.53 1.9 Seconds 47.3 Seconds
50 33.0 0.55 1.8 Seconds 45.5 Seconds
51 34.3 0.57 1.7 Seconds 43.7 Seconds
52 35.6 0.59 1.7 Seconds 42.1 Seconds
53 37.0 0.62 1.6 Seconds 40.6 Seconds
54 38.3 0.64 1.6 Seconds 39.2 Seconds
55 39.6 0.66 1.5 Seconds 37.9 Seconds
56 40.9 0.68 1.5 Seconds 36.7 Seconds
57 42.2 0.70 1.4 Seconds 35.5 Seconds
58 43.6 0.73 1.4 Seconds 34.4 Seconds
59 44.9 0.75 1.3 Seconds 33.4 Seconds
60 46.2 0.77 1.3 Seconds 32.5 Seconds
61 47.5 0.79 1.3 Seconds 31.6 Seconds
62 48.8 0.81 1.2 Seconds 30.7 Seconds
63 50.2 0.84 1.2 Seconds 29.9 Seconds
64 51.5 0.86 1.2 Seconds 29.1 Seconds
65 52.8 0.88 1.1 Seconds 28.4 Seconds
66 54.1 0.90 1.1 Seconds 27.7 Seconds
67 55.4 0.92 1.1 Seconds 27.1 Seconds
68 56.8 0.95 1.1 Seconds 26.4 Seconds
69 58.1 0.97 1.0 Seconds 25.8 Seconds
70 59.4 0.99 1.0 Seconds 25.3 Seconds
71 60.7 1.01 1.0 Seconds 24.7 Seconds
72 62.0 1.03 1.0 Seconds 24.2 Seconds
73 63.4 1.06 0.9 Seconds 23.7 Seconds
74 64.7 1.08 0.9 Seconds 23.2 Seconds
75 66.0 1.10 0.9 Seconds 22.7 Seconds
76 67.3 1.12 0.9 Seconds 22.3 Seconds
77 68.6 1.14 0.9 Seconds 21.9 Seconds
78 70.0 1.17 0.9 Seconds 21.4 Seconds
79 71.3 1.19 0.8 Seconds 21.0 Seconds
80 72.6 1.21 0.8 Seconds 20.7 Seconds
81 73.9 1.23 0.8 Seconds 20.3 Seconds
82 75.2 1.25 0.8 Seconds 19.9 Seconds
83 76.6 1.28 0.8 Seconds 19.6 Seconds
84 77.9 1.30 0.8 Seconds 19.3 Seconds
85 79.2 1.32 0.8 Seconds

18.9 Seconds

The formula for energy per minute is °C*1.32-33, so each °C gives 0.32 more energy per minute.

Recipe

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Data Bank Entry

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The first rule of survival in hostile environments is to work with the resources available. If it's 800 degrees outside and you're in danger of burning to death at any moment you may as well get some cheap, reliable energy out of it.

  • Converts heat energy into electricity
  • Always take thermometer readings before attempting installation
  • Core mechanisms are housed in a heat-resistant chassis, but are not impervious to extreme temperatures





'The Thermal Power Plant: It's hot'.

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