S4X8 SolarFurnace

What is this?

This is a plugin designed for the now-defunct server Mine21, and gives the recently-introduced Daylight Sensors a new usage: power Furnaces! No more coal mining or burning wood! Its usage it's very simple: just place a Daylight Sensor on top of a Furnace!

Picture of a SolarFurnace

As every solar panel, they require a strong light source, so they don't work in the Nether or the End, and they must be directly under the sky, with no opaque block (glass is OK) above it. You can still use Coal and any other kind of fuel in them as you will do with standard furnaces. Those fuels will be used when there's not enough light, for example at night.

Please note that adding support for a new version doesn't mean dropping support for an older one. Thus version 1.3.1, which adds support for Minecraft 1.6.2, will also work in 1.6.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.1 and 1.5.0 (it won't work in 1.4.7 or older because light detectors didn't exist!)


In order of publication: (english, by IngrownPenguin) (english, by rektok) (germany, by XxXHosonOXxX) (english, by FragCrypt) (italian, by agente0072) (portuguese, by AbsintoJPI)

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Usage stats



  • 15/V/2016 1.5.1:
    • Added support for Spigot 1.8.4 or newer.
  • 12/X/2013 1.5:
    • Now solar panels can be placed in any side, instead of only on top of a furnace.
  • 20/IX/2013 1.4.1:
    • Added support for 1.6.4
  • 15/VIII/2013 1.4:
    • Support for SportBukkit. This implementation is version-independent and, as opposed to CraftBukkit, you don't have to update SolarFurnace for every new Minecraft release.
    • Added optional usage stats
  • 9/VII/2013 1.3.1:
    • Support for 1.6.2
  • 2/VII/2013 1.3.0:
    • Support for 1.6.1
  • 17/VI/2013 1.2.3:
    • Display detected CraftBukkit version when running on an invalid version.
  • 4/VI/2013 1.2.2:
    • Added permission: "solarfurnace.create" (allowed by default)
  • 2/VI/2013 1.2.1:
    • Fix for 1.5.2 not being detected properly.
  • 23/V/2013 1.2:
    • Support for 1.5 and 1.5.1
  • 17/V/2013 1.1.1:
    • SolarFurnace in unloaded chunks are not ticked anymore.
    • Minor internal cleanups.
  • 16/V/2013 1.1:
    • The plugin is finally capable of updating Furnace blocks from an Idle furnace to a Burning furnace without throwing its contents or losing its orientation.
    • Furnaces are also stored in a per-world basis, so saving, loading and ticking them it's much faster.
    • Major cleanup in furnace storage, which is now is handled in another class, rather than in the main.
    • The plugin now handles world loading and unloading successfully.
  • 14/V/2013 1.0: First public release

Source code

You can see and download the source code, fork the project and send issues in my GitHub.

About the author

My name is Marcos Vives Del Sol, aka "socram8888". I'm a 18-year-old Spanish guy who likes programming useless stuff that nobody uses. If you want to report a bug, ask for a new feature, or just say hello, you can contact me in my e-mail account


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    May 17, 2013
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    May 19, 2016
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