The Eiffel Tower Wind Power System Sets Standards for Similar Structures

By: Meghan Young - Mar 6, 2015
References: urbangreenenergy & fastcoexist
For 126 years, Paris' iconic landmark has remained virtually untouched, but that has recently changed with the Eiffel Tower wind power system. Melding history and modernity in an effort for eco-friendliness, a set of turbines have been added to the famous structure. This subtle revamp sets standards for the rest of the world. If the Eiffel Tower wind power system is possible, what could that mean for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Great Pyramids and more.

Jan Gromadzki, Urban Green Energy engineer , the company that designed and installed the wind turbines, says "Once they realized there were products available for wind that would fit and work well with the existing structure, they went ahead and did it." This statement alone shows how a simple revelation can have a big impact.