Due to COVID-19 we have changed the plans for our European festival tour with GEM. The GEM Tower was supposed to go to many different festivals and events this summer. As we still want to share the stories of GEM with you, we started a new video series: the Digital GEM Tour.
ESNS who is also partner in the project provided a great place for GEM at the Vismarkt. During the festival experts were present at GEM who provided the public information about the tower and renewable energy in general. The GEM tower is still under construction and was not fully equipped in Groningen to perform optimally on the energy production.
During the Dutch Design Week last October, GEM was built up as a test on the Market in Eindhoven. Together with SummerLabb, a platform for sustainability and innovation, the GEM team provided more in-depth information and intriguing facts about the GEM.
Pukkelpop is partner in project PowerVIBES and had the honor of being the first in the GEM tour of festivals testing in 2019. The GEM-Tower was built up successfully and provided Camping Comfy on Pukkelpop with energy.
The GEM-Tower has been built and lifted for the first time today at the Technical University of Eindhoven. It will come into operation for testing during the 4-day rock festival Pukkelpop in Belgium (15-18 August).
The GEM Tower (Green Energy Mill) design was presented at Eurosonic Noorderslag in Groningen January 17, 2019. A hybrid, fold-out, eye-catching tower that makes festivals more sustainable on solar and wind energy with battery storage for festival.