News - January 31, 2012

Student complex first in Wageningen to have windmills

The first windmills in Wageningen will be built on the top floor of Rijnveste, a student housing complex.

These would not be big windmills, says Wim van Alphen of student housing provider Idealis. 'But they will provide enough electricity to light up the paths around the complex.'
Construction of Rijnveste along Rijnsteeg will start in February. It will have a total of 345 units of varying sizes for students and PhD candidates. The building is expected to be ready sometime in 2013. Besides windmills on the fifth floor, each unit or apartment will have its own solar thermal collector for heating tap water.