Vertical axis wind turbines now provide green power on the Eiffel Tower, in Paris.
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UGE International in partnership with the Société d’Exploitation de la Tour Eiffel (SETE), has installed two VisionAIR5 vertical axis wind turbines on the Eiffel Tower.
This is a part of a high-profile renovation and upgrade to the Tower.
The wind turbines were specially painted to match the iconic tower, located above the second level, will produce over 10,000kWh of electricity a year.
The two UGE VisionAIR5 vertical axis wind turbines are located 400 feet above ground level to maximize energy production.
Nick Blitterswyk, CEO UGE, said:
“The Eiffel Tower is arguably the most renowned architectural icon in the world, and we are proud that our advanced technology was chosen as the Tower commits to a more sustainable future.”