SP-W 3x2 Photovoltaic Panels
|SP-W 3x2 Photovoltaic Panels|
| Solar panel by |
|Radial size||Radial mounted|
|Max. Temp.||2000 K|
|Impact Tolerance||8 m/s|
|Unlock cost||4 400|
|Electricity generated||1.64 ⚡/s [N 1]|
The SP-W 2x3 Photovoltaic Panels are a mid-sized set of deployable solar panels. Unlike the OX-4W/L, the SP-W/L feature a heavy protective shroud. This shroud does not give any benefit to the panels itself, so it is just for aesthetics.
The SP-W deploy a 3×2 solar cell layout. There is also a SP-L 1x6 version available with a 1x6 layout. These panels generate electric charge only on extended state and directly illuminated by the light of Kerbol. For putting it operational just choose the Extend Panels option in the popping up menu by right-clicking on it. For retraction choose the Retract Panels option with same method. The action groups can make this operation much easier - moreover using the Toggle Panels command, the player can extend and retract several solar panels with a single keystroke.
The electricity generation efficiency depends on the distance to Kerbol and the orientation of the panels. The panels set in the optimal orientation automatically, but sometimes even this can not ensure the 2 unit/second specified at Kerbin's distance every time (shadowed by the craft, etc.).
These panes are very vulnerable in extended state, a minor shaking or even the winds can break them off. Because of this, you have to move very slowly and carefully with extended panels on the celestial bodies, or retract the panels before moving.
|“||Probodobodyne branded Photovoltaic Panels are the world standard for power generation, from your own home to the stars. The SP model comes with a protective shroud, allowing recovery when it's no longer needed.||”|
- 0.20 (?)
- Renamed from SP-A Photovoltaic Panels to SP-W 2x3 Photovoltaic Panels
- (Undocumented) Mass increased from 0.02 to 0.025.
- Initial Release