The planned new student residence Rijnveste will boast the first (modern) windmill in Wageningen.
It will not be a huge turbine, says Wim van Alphen from student housing provider Idealis. 'But it will provide enough electricity to light up the paths around the complex.' Work will start on Rijnveste on the Rijnsteeg in February. It will have a total of 345 units of varying sizes. The building is expected to be ready sometime in 2013. Besides the wind turbine on the fifth floor, each unit or apartment will have its own solar thermal collector for heating tap water.