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Power generation will be handled primarily by multiple solar panels, with wind and ocean currents being used to even out generation - wind and solar generation in particular are well known to be negatively correlated, meaning that when one is producing less power, the other is likely producing more.

Due to the majority of power being generated by solar we will handle redundancy within solar generation as well as across generation types.

This is handled quite simply by stringing panels up in parallel so that, given N panels, if any single panel fails we lose 1/Nth of our generation capacity.

For example, with 5 panels strung in parallel we would lose 20% of our solar generation capacity if one were to fail. Independent of the actual amount of generation required, using sufficiently many solar panels ensures that a 1/Nth drop in production does not mean eventually out of power before being able to replace the panel, I anticipate N = 4 is sufficient.


The primary difficulty in generating sufficient solar power is mounting the solar panels. There will be a cost associated with the (likely custom) fabrication required to mount a sufficiently large amount of solar power.