OX-STAT-XL Photovoltaic Panels
|OX-STAT-XL Photovoltaic Panels|
| Solar panel by |
|Radial size||Radial mounted|
|Max. Temp.||1200 K|
|Impact Tolerance||8 m/s|
|Unlock cost||6 000|
|Part configuration|| LgRadialSolar.cfg|
|Electricity generated||2.8 ⚡/s [N 1]|
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.
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. On the other hand, the rigid construction allows to employ it for mitigating the energy thirst of the rovers cruising on the surface, greatly improving their efficiency.
|“|| 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
- Initial release