What is the amazing way to reuse a huge, discarded wind turbine?



Wind power generation, which rotates the turbine in response to wind power, has been introduced mainly in Europe because it enables clean power generation that does not emit carbon dioxide or radioactive waste unlike thermal power generation and nuclear power generation. However, huge wind turbines are difficult to maintain, and it is a major disadvantage that they require considerable costs and labor to repair and dispose of them. A novel method for reusing such discarded wind turbines is being studied in the Netherlands.

wikado playground

https://www.superuse.org/story/wikado-playground-1/

Wikado Playground is Built From Recycled Wind Turbine Blades in The Netherlands
https://inhabitat.com/author/bridgette/


Wikado Playground: Kids playground built from discarded wind turbine parts – Life & Soul Magazine
https://lifeandsoulmagazine.com/2017/11/12/wikado-playground-kids-playground-built-from-discarded-wind-turbine-parts/

In 2008, a children's park called Wikado Playground was opened in Rotterdam , the second largest city in the Netherlands.



In a park of about 1200m 2 there are a lot of huge play equipments with unique shapes.



In fact, all of the playground equipment at Wikado Playground was made using five discarded wind turbines.



In the Netherlands, where wind power generation has been actively introduced since the 2000s, how to deal with broken and discarded wind turbines has become a major issue. Until now, it was said that old wind turbines had to be landfilled, but

Superuse Studios , a recycling company in Rotterdam, named it and proposed a construction project for Wikado Playground.



In 2012, Superuse Studios built a bench in the Rotterdam harbor using the propeller part of wind power.

REwind Willemsplein-Superuse Studios
https://www.superuse-studios.com/projects/rewind-willemsplein/



In addition, Superuse Studios had other unique recycling plans such as “ Renovating a discarded ship into a movie theater ” and “ Reusing used seat belts from airplanes as fashion belts ”.

in Hardware, Posted by log1i_yk