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Sun and wind powers mini ‘Eiffel Tower’ at Belgian music festival

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By ITN News Editor August 18, 2019 13:45

Sun and wind powers mini ‘Eiffel Tower’ at Belgian music festival

A 21-metre-high power-generating ‘Eiffel Tower’ became an eye-catching feature at Belgium’s Pukkelpop music festival. Erected to offer a sustainable alternative to polluting diesel generators so that concert goers can charge their electronic devices, the tower combines 20 square meters of coloured solar panels, a 700 kilogram wind turbine and a 90-kilowatt-hour battery.

The project was developed by a professor at Eindhoven University of Technology, who spent five years working on the EU-sponsored project. Dubbed the ‘Green Energy Mill’ by its creator Faas Moonen, the generator was designed to provide a full charge to 6,000 mobile phones and power to 100 tents at the festival, where the new structure was met with enthusiasm.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 18, 2019 13:45

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