The Eiffel Tower, an iconic structure of French ingenuity, is becoming a symbol of national investment in finding solutions to global problems. The tower is becoming more eco-friendly in anticipation of a global summit on climate change that will be held in Paris in December 2015. The installation of 17-foot, 1,600 pound wind turbines are part of a two-year clean energy renovation of the tower. The turbines will power the first-floor commercial areas, providing about 10,000kWh per year of the tower’s 6.7 GWh per year consumption of energy. These are the first steps in a series of changes that will affect the tower’s environmental impact. To read more about the specifics of the installation and what is to come, click here.
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