Gigantor XL Solar Array

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Gigantor XL Solar Array
Part image
Solar panel by
Probodobodyne Inc.
Radial size Radial mounted
Cost (total) 3 000.00 Fund
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 14500 Fund
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 largest and most powerful electrical energy source in KSP at this time, though in some situations the OX-STAT offers better power per unit mass.

Usage

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 and appearance of the panels are perfect for use on space stations. The only electricity consumers on space stations that could realistically require the power provided by the Gigantor XL are the Convert-O-Tron_250 and Mobile Processing Lab MPL-LG-2, which consume 30 E/s and 5 E/s respectively.

Product description

The single largest solar array available for purchase, the Gigantor XL offers tremendous generation potential from a compact initial package. Includes passive radiators on the reverse side for better heat dissipation.

Probodobodyne Inc.

Changes

1.2
  • Moved from Utility to Electrical
1.0
  • Electricity generated increased from 18.0 E/s to 24.4 E/s.
0.19
  • (Undocumented) Mass reverted to 0.35.
0.18.2
  • (Undocumented) Power increased from 14/s to 18/s. Mass decreased from 0.35 to 0.14.
0.18
  • Initial release