OX-4W 3x2 Photovoltaic Panels

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OX-4W 3x2 Photovoltaic Panels
Part image
Solar panel by
Probodobodyne Inc

Radial size Radial mounted
Cost (total) 380.00 Funds
Mass (total) 0.02 t
Drag 0.2
Max. Temp. 1200 K
Volume  ?
Impact Tolerance 8 m/s
Research Advanced electrics.png Advanced Electrics
Unlock cost 3 800 Funds
Since version 0.18
Part configuration 3x2SolarPanels.cfg
Electricity generated 1.64 ⚡/s [N 1]
Retractable No
Tracking Yes
Layout 3×2

  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-4W 3x2 Photovoltaic Panels are arranged in a 3 by 2 pattern. It is the cheaper and lighter version of the SP-W 3x2 Panels without the protective shells or ability to be retracted.


OX-4W 2x3 comp.png

The OX-4W 3x2 deploys a 3x2 solar cell layout. There is also a OX-4L 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. Unlike other solar panels, the OX series cannot be retracted after they have been deployed.

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 1.64 unit/second specified at Kerbin's distance every time (shadowed by the craft, etc.).

These panels are very vulnerable in extended state and can even be damaged when closed by other parts falling on them for example when separating fairings that hit the payload, 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, as the OX-series panels cannot be retracted.

Product description

The OX-4 is similar in design to the SP series solar panels, but without the heavy casing. WARNING: Not retractable once deployed!

Probodobodyne Inc.



  • Moved from Utility to Electrical
  • Electricity generated decreased from 2 E/s to 1.64 E/s
  • No longer retractable
  • Renamed from OX-4 Photovoltaic Panels to OX-4W 2x3 Photovoltaic Panels
  • Initial Release