How much power does the solar panels on the homes provide or what % of its power is supplied by those solar panels? Is there a varying level of solar panels on each home or is it either YAY or NAY?


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yeah it makes power for them -- almost 100% for D1, 30% for D2 and 10% for D3

I'm assuming that D is short for density...


The solar panels provide power during the day, and rely on the city power grid during the night.

See Maxis Guillaume´s Twitter for more info: https://twitter.com/MaxisGuillaume/status/292408871199313922

There doesn't seem to be any specific information regarding how much power the solar panels provide for each home during the day cycle.

For information regarding SimCity 5 (2013) power sources, see this link. http://simcity.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_Power_Plants (buttom of the page)

There is great information regarding the different options.

  • In a newer tweet of his, he indicated that the % power savings scaled by education level (something like up to 50% for 5/5 cities).
    – user43524
    Mar 26, 2013 at 14:59
  • Nice info! Could you provide a link to the Twitter update you ref. too? :)
    – AtlasEU
    Mar 26, 2013 at 17:43
  • I googled the tweet -- looks like the % savings doesn't scale by education but rather by decreases by density. I put the tweet as an answer
    – user43524
    Mar 26, 2013 at 20:23
  • Good job user43524
    – AtlasEU
    Mar 27, 2013 at 8:20

I believe those solar panels remove the power requirements of the house it's installed on during the day only.

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