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Solar Cell

by Aucaria Posted 8th Sep 2008 at 2:59 AM - Updated 14th Mar 2009 at 5:06 AM by Aucaria : New type of cell added
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I wasn´t able to find eny solar cells for my sims, so desided to make them my self. Please note that this is only a floor covering! Not an actual object! You can make Solar cells like in my pictures, by using this covering, some colums and the boolprop constrainfloorelevation false-cheat. This is 100% basegame suitable.

The rar includes two different size of cells (floors). They are 1x1-tiles and 2x2 tiles. Bigger one for bigger constructions.

Update:

Second type of solar cell is now added. It can be found in floors, misc and it´s size is 1x1. You can find this new cell in separate rar file called Aucaria_solar cell num2

Additional Credits:
Made with Homecrafter Plus and Paint.net

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Solar Cells.rar

Size: 5.9 KB · Downloads: 1,869 · 14th Mar 2009
5.9 KB 1,869 14th Mar 2009
Aucaria_Solar Cell num2.rar

Size: 24.0 KB · Downloads: 2,434 · 25th Nov 2008
24.0 KB 2,434 25th Nov 2008
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Test Subject
#2 Old 8th Sep 2008 at 3:14 AM
Awesome!

Rbrewer7
Field Researcher
#3 Old 8th Sep 2008 at 5:34 AM
I got all excited when I saw this! If only they would cause the Sims bills to drop a little (I'm kidding ^_~). It looks very good! Thank you!
Scholar
#4 Old 8th Sep 2008 at 10:49 AM
Nice Idea. There are more Solar panel here : http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=180869
and here: http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=292848 (those save your Sims money !)

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Original Poster
#5 Old 8th Sep 2008 at 6:41 PM
Thank you pixelhate. It´s weird, but I really coud not find enything like this enywhere. Not even in here (modthesims2). Oh well. At least we have something to choose from.

P.S
I also made a round version of my solar cell. But since it didn´t work out fine. I´m not gonna put it here. However...if enybody wants to steal the idea for round solar cell and make it. Go ahead. =)
Field Researcher
#6 Old 8th Sep 2008 at 7:35 PM
Now my sims can be ecological ^^
Scholar
#7 Old 8th Sep 2008 at 7:50 PM
Nice and interesting job, thank you Aucaria.

All of nature is within us and we are part of all nature (Chief White Cloud)
Instructor
#8 Old 8th Sep 2008 at 8:55 PM
those solar panels ant as good as the other quite new ones on mts2 for the simple reson the otehrs are liek items click the ones u place on stand or click teh one sand put them on roof

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Field Researcher
#9 Old 15th Nov 2008 at 12:53 PM
I for one, find these quite ingenious. Thank you!

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Original Poster
#10 Old 18th Nov 2008 at 12:05 PM
Thank you guys. I have a black one too. Haven´t try to uplode it yet because I don´t know does enyone else besides me would need a black one? It´s made using a real one as model. (Like this one). Can try however. Just need to make the pictures.
Test Subject
#11 Old 10th Apr 2009 at 1:59 AM
This is great!

It is your mind that creates this world
-Buddha
Test Subject
#12 Old 16th Jul 2010 at 4:18 PM
Although the M&G stuff pack has solar panels, I like yours just as much.
/thank'd and downloaded
Instructor
THANKS POST
#13 Old 16th Jul 2011 at 10:56 PM
thank you I looked for solar cells for ages I ignored I can find some !