The Eiffel Tower Installs Two Wind Turbines

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The 126 year old Eiffel Tower is going green! A pair of camouflaged VisionAIR5 wind turbines were installed inside the scaffolding on the second floor, and are expected to generate 10,000 kilowatt hours of electricity every year. That’s enough to power the tower’s entire first floor; including history exhibits, a souvenir shop and restaurants. The sleek, silent and durable turbines are expected to last 20 years. In an effort to reduce the environmental impact of the tower, they will also be installing a rainwater collection system, LED lighting, and solar panels. Scroll down for photos and video.

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Watch the video:

(One turbine can be seen spinning on the right hand side of the second platform)

Photo/Video Credits: Urban Green Energy

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