Sixteen companies and research institutes have joined forces to develop the Dutch Windwheel. These organisations are all working on a program, aiming to combine, scale and market all kinds of promising technical innovations at the nexus of water, energy, and building technology.
This program contains (R&D) projects for local energy production (including the EWICON technology, solar and residual heat, and heat exchange), a closed water system, the development of a smart grid, smart skin and an integrated smart city concept and the use of materials and as well as IoT based technologies to enhance the experience and attraction value of the Dutch Windwheel and its environment. All these ‘products’ will be tested and developed in the Rotterdam Region, using fieldlabs like the Green Village in Delft and the Merwe Vier Harbor in Rotterdam.
2014 ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
The Dutch Windwheel is an architectural landmark, innovative windmill and unprecedented attraction. It responds to the increasing flow of tourists to Rotterdam and the transition to a Clean Tech economy.