Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Eiffel Tower Goes Renewable

Just having some fun this morning...

I am actually a supporter of renewable energy, especially the distributed renewable energy movement, and this is a tremendous accomplishment!

Why to go France, City of Paris and Eiffel Tower!

Here's the rest of the real story:

Eiffel Tower adds 2 wind turbines, solar array in green makeover
By Sophie Vorrath 25 February 2015

One of the world’s most renowned architectural icons, France’s Eiffel Tower, is now generating its own renewable energy, after the addition to the monument of two on-site, vertical axis wind turbines and a small solar array.

The turbines – located above the Tower’s second level – were installed by Urban Green Energy International (UGE) as part of a renovation and upgrade to the first floor, and will produce 10,000kWh of electricity a year; enough to cater for the commercial energy needs of the newly revamped tourist attraction.
UGE says it designed and painted the wind energy system to match the tower, and to top off a series of other efficiency upgrades the Tower has undergone as as part of the City of Paris Climate Plan.

Continue to the Reneweconomy site or download a PDF version here.

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