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Where to find Forza Horizon 5 solar panels and smash them

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If you need to find Forza Horizon 5 solar panels for Seasonal Challenges, like the Lights Out Series 3 Summer challenge, or Accolades, here’s all the information you need. This week, during the Summer wet season in Series 3 of Forza Horizon 5, players can complete the ‘Lights Out’ Seasonal Challenge which is completed by smashing 25 solar panels. It’s a really easy challenge to do, provided you know where to find solar panels in the vast Mexico map. Completing it will get you three points towards the Seasonal and Series 3 car rewards, which you’ll need to unlock for the Forza Horizon 5 New Year Accolades. Here’s where you can find Forza Horizon 5 solar panels and how to smash them.

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Where to find Forza Horizon 5 solar panels

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There is a solar panel facility which can be found just south of the main highway that runs almost the length of the map. The solar panels are southeast of the main Horizon Festival Site and northeast of the town of Mulege. They are visible on the map as a little cluster of light dots arranged in a rectangle.

How to complete the Forza Horizon 5 Lights Out Series 3 Summer Seasonal Challenge

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You might be on the lookout for solar panels if you need to complete a challenge or the Total Eclipse Accolade. To complete the new Lights Out challenge, which is found under the Summer tab of Series 3 within the Festival Playlist menu, you need to drive to the solar panel facility and just drive into 25 solar panels. While this challenge is easy, it’s only around until January 13 when the season changes to Autumn.

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We recommend choosing a large, off-road car that will allow you to build up decent speed on the dirt track so that you can plough through the solar panels. Something like the Ford Bronco or Warthog – which we reckon is one of the Forza Horizon 5 best cars, especially for free roam activities. There are so many solar panels in this area that you’ll get this challenge done in no time. It’s a good idea to drive in a straight line through as many panels as you can and then turn around for another strafing run through more panels.

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If you still need to do the Total Eclipse Accolade, you should head to the same place. For the Accolade, you need to destroy 100 solar panels while driving the 1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX although. Like the Lights Out challenge there is no time limit, so you can destroy the required solar panels whenever. You can find this Accolade under the ‘Discovery’ tab within the ‘Discovery & Collections’ page of Accolades.

Will Sawyer

After realising I hated writing local news when I started my journalism degree, I decided to make it my mission to combine my gaming interests with work and become a games journalist. Even with my final year of uni cut short by a small virus you may have heard of, I managed to graduate from Kingston University London and have been doing freelance guides writing since the start of 2021. I was previously at Game Rant, but now I'm over here at GamesRadar+, no doubt still spending far too much time doing Warlock space magic stuff in Destiny 2, and trying to claw my way to Apex Predator in Apex Legends.