SIT INSTREAM TURBINE

The SCHOTTEL Instream Turbine is a real lightweight and yet a robust generator of hydrokinetic energy. It is based on the fact that reducing turbine size leads to a better ratio of power and material use.

 

Depending on the current velocity, one SIT produces between 54 and 70 kW rated, grid-ready electric power based on rotor diameters between three and five meters. Thanks to its modular approach, a higher overall power can be reached with a larger number of turbines.

 

SIT can be implemented in rivers, sea straits and tidal races offshore in jetty, floating or submerged platforms in varying quantities. SIT is a flexible component which can be used with different platform types as on-going projects show. 

DESIGN FEATURES

ADVANTAGES  

  • Horizontal axis free flow turbine
  • Passive-adaptive composite blades
  • No active pitch mechanism
  • Safe and reliable sealing system
  • Robust drive train with two-stage planetary gearbox
  • Optional multi-disc brake
  • Induction generator
  • Passive cooling by ambient water
  • Innovative control strategy

   

 

  • Robust, simple and lightweight
  • Low investment cost
  • Low maintenance cost
  • Scalable in terms of quantity
  • Flexible modular approach
  • Compatible with various support structures
  • High efficiency and low thrust
  • Easy transportation

 

 

 

SCHOTTEL HYDRO
The SCHOTTEL HYDRO brochure in pdf for download (2,5 MB)
SCHOTTEL HYDRO on the air
Watch the GreenTechEurope interview with Niels Lange from SCHOTTEL
Testing the SIT prototype
Watch the SIT development and prototype sea trials.