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 Funds
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 6 000 Funds
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/mass ratio of all solar panels. However, since it doesn't orient itself to the sun automatically, it needs to be constantly pointed to the sun by orienting the whole craft to ensure optimal energy output (which is unfeasible in practice) or multiple panels have to be placed all around the craft to ensure that at all times at least one is facing the sun. This can quickly eliminate the benefit of its very small mass.

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.

Changes

1.1
  • Initial release