great day in factorio, this time i properly got the auto research factory/lab set up. i build a big stone wall with laser turrets to defend the base, and i got some steel furnaces going.
a little side project i enjoyed. i tried to make a fully solar powered factory. on the left are all the solar panels, a little to the right are a ton of electric storage buildings that store excess electricity produced during the day(and release during the night), then further to the right the factory with electric furnaces this time. no longer need for any coal
i connected the solar powered iron plate producing factory to a train track which i setup to automatically transport iron from there to my mainbase, which are stored into chests again by grapling arms. works very well