OX-10C Photovoltaic Panels

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OX-10C Photovoltaic Panels
Part image
Solar panel by
Probodobodyne Inc

Radial size Radial mounted
Cost (total) 1 200.00 Funds
Mass (total) 0.09 t
Drag 0.2
Max. Temp. 1200 K
Volume 320 l
Impact Tolerance 8 m/s
Research High-power electrics.png High-Power Electrics
Unlock cost 7 000 Funds
Since version 1.12
Part configuration OX-10C.cfg
Electricity generated 8.25 ⚡/s [N 1]
Retractable No
Tracking Yes
Layout Circular

  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.

OX-10C Photovoltaic Panels is a circular deployable solar array. It is cheaper and lighter than its shrouded counterpart the SP-10C Photovoltaic Panels, but is unprotected and not retractable.

Usage

The OX-10C is a deployable solar panel with a unique circular shape. These panels generate electric charge only when extended and directly illuminated by the light of Kerbol. To extend, just click the Extend Panels option in the part menu by right-clicking on it. Unlike SP-series panels or the Gigantor XL Solar Array, OX-series panels cannot be retracted after they have been deployed and as such are unprotected from impacts or aerodynamic stresses.

The electricity generation efficiency depends on the distance to Kerbol and angle of light hitting the panels. The panels automatically track Kerbol on one axis, but this does not ensure the 8.25 unit/second specified at Kerbin's distance every time.

Product description

The -10C versions of Probodobodyne's award winning line of photovoltaic cells have a unique feature - they're round! This special method of deployment offers yet another option for a spacecraft's power needs. Warning: Not retractable once deployed.

Probodobodyne Inc

Changes

1.12
  • Initial release