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OX-STAT-XL Photovoltaic Panels

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OX-STAT-XL Photovoltaic Panels
Part image
Solar panel by
Probodobodyne Inc.
Radial size Radial mounted
Cost (total) 600.00 Fund
Mass (total) 0.04 t
Drag 0.2
Max. Temp. 1200 K
Impact Tolerance 8 m/s
Research Advanced electrics.png Advanced Electrics
Unlock cost 6000 Fund
Since version 1.1
Part configuration AsteroidDay
Electricity generated 2.8 ⚡/s [N 1]
Retractable × No
Tracking × No
Layout 4×2

  1. Energy output depends on the distance and angle to the Sun. The value is achieved at Kerbin's distance, with the panel pointed directly at the Sun.

The OX-STAT-XL Photovoltaic Panels, like its smaller version, the OX-STAT Photovoltaic Panels is a fixed (or permanently deployed) solar panel. It has no tracking ability. The OX-STAT-XL is also less susceptible to breakage than other panels. This part is taken from the Asteroid Day mod, as with some other parts added in version 1.1.

Usage

On paper, it has the best power/cost ratios of all solar panels (matching that of its little brother) but the second lowest power/mass ratio. Since it doesn't orient itself to the sun automatically, it needs to be constantly pointed to the sun to ensure optimal energy output (which is unfeasible in practice) or multiple panels have to be placed in multiplicity around the craft to ensure that at all times at least one is facing the sun (which can quickly reduce the cost benefit.) It also means that it doesn't have a really cool extension or retraction animation.

Product description

A larger version of the OX-STAT, the XL version features a larger surface area than its smaller cousin while retaining the cost and weight benefits of a static solar panel.

Probodobodyne Inc.

Changes

1.2
  • Moved from Utility to Electrical
1.1
  • Initial release