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* (Undocumented) Mass reverted to 0.35.
* (Undocumented) Mass reverted to 0.35.

Revision as of 18:57, 1 March 2014

Gigantor XL Solar Array
Part image
Solar panel by
Probodobodyne Inc
Radial size Radial mounted
Cost (total) 3 000.00 Funds
Mass (total) 0.30 t
Drag 0.2
Max. Temp. 1200 K
Impact Tolerance 8 m/s
Research High-power electrics.png High-Power Electrics
Unlock cost 14 500 Funds
Since version 0.18
Part configuration gigantorXlSolarArray
Electricity generated 24.4 ⚡/s [N 1]
Retractable ✓ Yes
Tracking ✓ Yes

  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 Gigantor XL Solar Array is a deployable solar panel. It is the most powerful electrical energy source in KSP at this time, though in some situations the OX-STAT offers better power per unit mass.


One panel creates enough energy to keep one PB-ION Electric Propulsion System at maximum thrust and a distance to Kerbol similar to that of Kerbin, under the premise that it is able to orient itself perfectly to the sun. Adding the solar panel radially allows a perfect orientation at all thrusting directions; the craft may need to be rolled to allow a decent enough coverage.

The size of the panels, and their look, make them perfect for using on space stations. Unfortunately space stations just need only some electric charge as the three large consumers, rover wheels, scientific equipment and ion engines, are useless or at least get useless after some time.


The single largest solar array available for purchase, the Gigantor XL offers tremendous generation potential from a compact initial package.

Probodobodyne Inc.


  • (Undocumented) Mass reverted to 0.35.
  • (Undocumented) Power increased from 14/s to 18/s. Mass decreased from 0.35 to 0.14.
  • Initial release