The conditions for when your panels catch a solar flare vs when they don't, and go right through, and destroy them, and then the earth, seems nigh autistic levels of specific.
I'm serious, it seems as if a solar panel has to face the incoming flare directly in order to catch it, as if it's even leaning slightly away from it, the flare will just go straight through.
Considering you must build in a straight line, rather than a curve, wouldn't this imply that some flare will ALWAYS get through past the solar panels? Isn't that just bad design? I don't understand.
Edit: In replaying the game, my opinion actually got worse, as I can't help but notice that even if a solar panel is facing a wave directly, some will....just go through anyways...Like, if I have a massive line of solar panels (often needed, because the bare minimum often means the planet gets hit regardless), and the flare comes, some of them will just...get destroyed, for seemingly no reason, others being totally fine, but my earth still gets fucked. What?