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Technical Details

The core principle of SINN Power's technology is adaptability. With its variety of different floating platforms , SLake, SLagoon and SOcean, SINN Power offers the perfect solution for different site-specific and environmental conditions. Whether it's harsh maritime environments with strong wind and wave heights up to 20 m max., snow loads, or regions with drastic changes in the water level. In order to provide the best and most robust solution for your projects needs, we have tested and engineered multiple scenarios. That's why we can proudly claim: We float renewables! Under any condition.

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Technical Documentation

Floating PV; Floating Renewable Energy Platform; Solar Platform; Solar Plant
Floating PV; Floating Renewable Energy Platform; Solar Platform; Solar Plant
Floating PV; Floating Renewable Energy Platform; Solar Platform; Solar Plant
Floating PV; Floating Renewable Energy Platform; Solar Platform; Solar Plant
Floating PV; Floating Renewable Energy Platform; Solar Platform; Solar Plant
Floating PV; Floating Renewable Energy Platform; Solar Platform; Solar Plant
Floating PV; Floating Renewable Energy Platform; Solar Platform; Solar Plant
Floating PV; Floating Renewable Energy Platform; Solar Platform; Solar Plant
Floating PV; Floating Renewable Energy Platform; Solar Platform; Solar Plant
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Floating PV; Floating Renewable Energy Platform; Solar Platform; Solar Plant
Floating PV; Floating Renewable Energy Platform; Solar Platform; Solar Plant
Floating PV; Floating Renewable Energy Platform; Solar Platform; Solar Plant

Wave Simulation

All of our floating structures, SLake, SLagoon, SOcean, have been designed and approved through OrcaFlex hydrodynamic simulations and subsequent examinations of each individual component (Finite Element Method simulation, FEM). The forces on the mooring and structures as well as forces from the combination of wind and photovoltaic modules were simulated.  

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Floating PV; Floating Renewable Energy Platform; Solar Platform; Solar Plant
Floating PV; Floating Renewable Energy Platform; Solar Platform; Solar Plant

Wave Heat Map

We ran multiple simulations to be able to show operation areas for our platforms according to the wave heights. Please note, the SLake is suited for calm water environments, the SLagoon is designed for nearshore environments, and the SOcean is created for any hybrid (wind, wave, and PV) solution as well as offshore.  

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SINN Power's SLake is suited for calm water environments all over the world like lakes and dams.

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The map shows the southern part of Europe, specifically the Mediterranean Sea, with significant wave heights up to 5 meters. Those are examples for SINN Power's SLagoon operation areas. 

Floating PV; Floating Renewable Energy Platform; Solar Platform; Solar Plant

The map shows the southern part of Europe, specifically the Mediterranean Sea, with significant wave heights up to 12.5 meters -  to demonstrate SINN Power's SOcean offshore operation areas. 

Snow Loads

All platforms are adaptable for local conditions of snow loads on the surface of the PV panels in kN/m². An important adjustment factor here is the buoyancy adaptability for snow load zone - 1, zone - 2, zone - 3 according to DIN EN 1991-1-3/NA:2010-12.

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Floating PV; Floating Renewable Energy Platform; Solar Platform; Solar Plant
Floating PV; Floating Renewable Energy Platform; Solar Platform; Solar Plant

Snow Load Zone 1

(characteristic Snow Load: 0,65 kN/m²)

Snow Load Zone 2

(characteristic Snow Load: 0,85 kN/m²)

Snow Load Zone 3

(characteristic Snow Load: 1,10 kN/m²)

Mooring System

Our mooring system is designed according to DNV standards and can be modularly and flexibly adapted to every platform configuration and site specification. 

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Floating PV; Floating Renewable Energy Platform; Solar Platform; Solar Plant
Floating PV; Floating Renewable Energy Platform; Solar Platform; Solar Plant
Floating PV; Floating Renewable Energy Platform; Solar Platform; Solar Plant
Floating PV; Floating Renewable Energy Platform; Solar Platform; Solar Plant

MODULARITY

The mooring system can be modularly adapted to every platform configuration and size. 

STABILITY AND DURABILITY

The mooring system is designed according to DNV standards. Hydrodynamic simulations and FEM analysis are carried out with state-of-the-art software.

ADAPTABILITY

The mooring system can be flexibly adapted to every site specific bathymetry. Platforms can be anchored on land as well as under water.

SLagoon: Run Flat Water 

The SLagoon is designed to withstand waves of up to 8.5m. The system benefits from an extremely stiff individual platform design, that creates great freedom of movement in terms of distance and angle towards each other. This allows an unique strong tilting in 3D space.

At the same time, the SLagoon is constructed with an abrasion-resistant underside. 

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This high flexibility paired with high abrasion resistance makes the SLagoon an unique and optimal solution that is also ideally suited for regions with strong changes in the water level up to dry run and ground standing.

Computer Aided Engineering (CAE)

Our system is designed to assure the capability of withstanding environmental loads determined in accordance to the regulations in DIN EN 1991-1-4 and DNV-RP-CD205. Effects of wind, wave and currents are taken into consideration to evaluate the systems performance in maximum load scenarios. Proof of the structural integrity is given by Finite Element Method simulation (FEM) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis. Special features on the PV-mounting system and the substructure, guaranty a smoother movement in alignment to the waves thereby reducing the loads between the different subassemblies. 

CFD

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FEM

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