Originally Posted by NewAtOCing
Alright so 4 times a day with reg. speed. What about power. Solar plants are getting really expensive. Should I build fusion reactors? Correct me if I'm wrong but I think I should get some espionage first, try and find some easy resources, then go for power to get better mines?
Fusion Reactors should be a back-up power source since it uses plenty to deuterium to run.
I would switch to Satellite power instead. The closer you are from the sun (further away from slot 15), the more power you'll receive. It costs 2,000 crystal and 500 deu. At slot 12 on my main planet, I get around 22 power/Satellite, which is a lot cheaper than solar power plants.
If you have about 10-15 small cargos or 4-8 large cargos, you'll be good on collecting resources from inactive players. I'd try to balance out both factory resources and farming.