The Energy Collector is the beating heart of the Station. It collects Energy (currency) from all station facilities and provides power to keep them running. Losing your last Energy Collector will virtually guarantee your loss, with your energy stockpiles depleting rapidly, and even moving it can cause you to lose quite a bit of energy unless you have a spare.
VAL will occasionally notify the player of a Solar flare from which the collector can be configured to collect energy.
The heart of any Station. The Collector stores energy and uses it to create power. It also maintains the correct supply to all the facilities on board. A standard Collector stores up to 100 mega-units of energy (100000e). Energy Collectors are expensive, and only the larger Stations require more than one. For safety reasons multiple Energy Collectors should be installed in separate sections to avoid overload.