I will shortly be setting up a high-sec POS mainly for blueprint copying and research and heard that PI can produce some of the non-ice based "fuels" it'll need.
It'll be in Minmatar space and probably a Minmatar tower if that makes any difference.
A) Would I be able to produce enough to feed an unarmed (well with offline weapons) large tower with probably around 50% CPU usage and maybe 30% PG usage?
B) Would any kind of Planet be better than another type for this purpose?
C) Can I make all the non-ice based fuels I would need?
I have managed to create PI facilities to cover the non-ice based fuels for a single large POS although it has taken 5 planets with Advanced Command Centres, 4 in low sec and 1 in high sec. I had been hoping to produce enough for 3 POSes by myself but it seems that without the resource abundances of 0.0 planets that won't be possible.
Robotics are the difficulty as it involves a 3 stage production process so needs 2 planets to make it efficient. I also produce some surplus products for storage or selling.
I have investigated the new PI system in test and although I couldn't seem to get it fully working it looks much better. It seems that you will be able to place one extractor that is scalable and therefore should replace several standard sized extractors. This should significantly reduce the daily double-click fest as my 70-80 extractors could feasibly be replaced with just 10.