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The Eiffel Tower Just Became A Little More Green. Here Are 8 Other Landmarks That Did It First

11 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Two wind turbines have been successfully installed on the Eiffel Tower to offset some of the structure's energy use, renewable energy company UGE and the public service authority in charge of the iconic landmark announced this week. The two turbines, which were placed 400 feet above ground level, are expected to produce 10,000 kWh annually. Show More Summary

Gamesa Ends 2014 With Net Profit, Resumes Dividend Payments

Gamesa, one of the world’s leading wind turbine manufacturers, has announced an increase in sales and profitability in its 2014 fourth quarter and full-year earnings report, and has subsequently resumed dividend payments to shareholders. Show More Summary

Eiffel Tower’s wind turbines prove even historic landmarks can go green

One of the world's most iconic monuments is raising awareness about green technology.

NARRATIVES: Concentrated solar does set birds on fire and wind turbines club birds so environmental…

NARRATIVES: Concentrated solar does set birds on fire and wind turbines club birds so environmentalists make stuff up about nuclear energy.


UGE's Vertical Axis Wind Turbines now provide green power for the Eiffel Tower Charly Cameron, February 25, 2015 (Inhabitat) “…[The Eiffel Tower’s new, sustainable facelift includes two of Urban Green Energy’s (UGE) vertical axis wind turbines. Show More Summary

The Eiffel Tower just got a wind turbine makeover

Two custom-designed, 'sculptural wind turbines' are now producing enough power to cover the famous tower's busy first floor while the retrofit has also included LEDs, heat-pumps and solar panels.

The Eiffel Tower Is Going Green

2 days agoNews : Vice News

Two wind turbines have been installed within the Eiffel Tower — part of a clean energy and efficiency upgrade aimed at reducing the monument's ecological footprint.

Eiffel Tower's green makeover continues with wind turbine addition

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Last year we reported on the ongoing sustainable makeover of the Eiffel Tower's first-floor. Work continues on turning the tower green, and as part of this process, New York's Urban Green Energy (UGE) recently installed two wind turbines that should reduce the carbon footprint of the iconic landmark. .. Show More Summary

Windwheel concept combines tourist attraction with "silent turbine"

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

The Dutch have long used windmills to harness wind energy. A new concept proposed for city of Rotterdam, however, is surely one of the most elaborate windmills ever conceived. The Dutch Windwheel is a huge circular wind energy converter...Show More Summary

Wind Powers the Eiffel Tower's Sustainable Future

Image via Pixabay As part of an ongoing effort to modernize the Eiffel Tower, UGE International is installing wind turbines on the base of the 125-year-old architectural icon. To match the aging metal color of the tower and maximizeShow More Summary

Globe Trotting: The Eiffel Tower Goes Green with Spiffy New Wind Turbines

Photo by Paul Hubble courtesy of Getty Images The most iconic landmark in Paris just got a 21st-century upgrade. Today, the 125-year-old Eiffel Tower unveiled a pair of wind turbines specially designed to match the building's distinctive iron latticework. The...

Eiffel Tower going green with two wind turbines

4 days agoTechnology : Tech Talk

A New York company has installed the turbines on the iconic landmark as part of a project to reduce its carbon footprint

The Eiffel Tower Just Got A Wind Turbine Makeover

Seven million annual visitors will now have two new moving targets to look at. The post The Eiffel Tower Just Got A Wind Turbine Makeover appeared first on ThinkProgress.


VIRGINIA FINALLY MOVES ON SOLAR Bill heads to Senate in effort to establish solar development authority Jacob Geiger, February 23, 2015 (Richmond Times Dispatch) “...[The Virginia Solar Energy Development Authority will go before the...Show More Summary

UGE’s Vertical Axis Wind Turbines now provide green power for the Eiffel Tower

UGE VisionAIR5 "The location for the wind turbines, 400ft (120m) above ground level, was strategically chosen to maximize energy production, allowing the wind turbines to harvest the steady winds at the height of the installation and offset the Tower’s

Eiffel Tower’s Custom-Painted Micro Wind Turbines Will Wow Millions

Micro wind turbine doubters step aside: the Eiffel Tower got a major green makeover, and included in the mix are two custom painted micro wind turbines Eiffel Tower’s Custom-Painted Micro Wind Turbines Will Wow Millions was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Gamesa Signs 150 MW Order In Brazil

Spanish wind energy company Gamesa has announced a firm order for 150 MW in Brazil, bringing its fiscal-year 2014 cumulative total up to 3,300 MW. The company will provide 54  G114-2.0 MW turbines to several farms within the União dos...Show More Summary

London Array in London, England

The London Array, which carries the title of the world's larges offshore wind farm is a staggering field of turbines sticking out of the sea, which would have continued to grow like weeds if it were not for the path of some migratory birds. Show More Summary

World’s largest offshore wind farm approved for the U.K. coast

Wind power in the U.K. is about to get a big boost, as the world’s largest offshore wind farm was just approved for the Yorkshire coast. The Guardian reports that the U.K. energy secretary just approved an array of 400 turbines to be built about 80 miles

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