The Dutch Windwheel

The Dutch Windwheel concept is a silent wind turbine and also an impressive circular apartment building.

Designed for the port city of Rotterdam, the Dutch Windwheel concept consists of two of three-dimensional rings with a light, open steel and glass construction.



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This giant wind turbine landmark, would be also able to house 72 apartments within its circular frame.

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One of the innovations that can be developed with the Dutch Windwheel is the EWICON ( Electrostatic WInd energy CONverter) technology. This technology was developed by a consortium including the TU Delft and Wageningen University in the context of government innovation program. This pioneering wind turbine converts wind energy with a framework of steel tubes into electricity without moving mechanical parts. Result: less wear, lower maintenance costs and no noise or moving shadow. This makes the Dutch Windwheel the most innovative ‘windmill’ in the world.



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