A €25 million revamp of the Eiffel Tower is to improve the landmark`s energy performance by 30 per cent.
The plans, which would see the ‘Iron Lady`s` carbon footprint greatly reduced, include the tower generating its own electricity and hot water by the end of 2013.
The energy saving methods, which won`t alter or hinder the landmark`s magnificent silhouette on Paris` famed skyline, include installing solar panels and small, vertical wind and hydraulically-powered turbines 187 feet above the ground.
Around 50 per cent of the hot water used in the monument will be generated by the solar panels and wind turbines whilst 95 per cent of the new lighting will be of LED-type, which boasts a longer lifespan and lower consumption.
Built in 1889, the Eiffel Tower is one of the most recognisable structures in the world and gives visitors the opportunity to overlook Paris 280 metres above ground. Come and check it out whilst enjoying a break in one of the fabulous Paris hotels
Published on 13/8/2012.Latest Destination News