GEM-STAGE

GEM-Tower has officially become GEM-Stage! 
From now on, artists will be able to play on a stage that produces 100% of its own green energy. 

FACTS AND FIGURES

Specs of the STAGE:

Did you know:

GEM-TOWER ON TOUR (2020)

GEM-TOWER AT CIRCUIT ZANDVOORT (OCTOBER 2020)

From October 2nd until October 4th, GEM was located at EV Experience (the Netherlands). An event dedicated to electric vehicles. In this video, we are talking to Paul Schurink (ZAP Concepts) about the heart of the GEM-tower: The battery. We’re also speak with Maarten Pompen, organizer of EV Experience about bringing the GEM-tower to the event.

GEM-TOWER AT PRAHA ZARI FESTIVAL PRAGUE (SEPT. 2020)

From September 15 until September 20, the GEM-Tower was located at the Zari Festival Prague in Chzech Republic. You can read a daily update by clicking here.

GEM-TOWER AT PALEIS SOESTDIJK (AUGUST 2020)

From August 12th until August 30th 2020, GEM is located at Paleis Soestdijk (the Netherlands) to run tests. In this video we are speaking with Anne Schaepman, director of Paleis Soestdijk, and Floor van Schie, who is part of the GEM team. We also interviewed visitors of the park on their view of the GEM-Tower and the use of sustainable energy.

GEM-TOWER AT DE HOGE VELUWE (JULY / AUGUST 2020)

From July 1 until August 9, the GEM-Tower was located at the Hoge Veluwe National Park in the Netherlands. In this video Henk Ruseler, forester at the National Park, and Faas Moonen, GEM architect, talk about design and sustainability. 

GEM-STAGE PARTNERS

GEM-Tower has officially become GEM-Stage! From now on, artists will be able to play on a stage that produces 100% of its own green energy.

SPECS OF THE STAGE

Height
21 meters

Base diameter
Base diameter = 10 meters
+ 6 x 8 meters stage area

Wind turbine
Darrieus-Savonius Vertical Axis, 3kW

Battery
25 VRLA cells, 30 kVA, 90kWh

PV panels
Semi Flexible, PERC cells, 10 kW

DID YOU KNOW

More than 3500 kg of steel has been used to build the GEM-Stage

There are more than 300 hinges in the tower;

542 bolts and nuts are required;

The height of the triangles becomes 14 times bigger after folding out the tower (from 96 centimeters to aprox. 14 meters)

The 700 kg vertical wind turbine is places at a height of 18 meters

Nearly 20m² of colored solar panels (LSC panels) are incorporated in the tower

The stage does not have to be anchored;

2.7 m³ of concrete was used as a counterweight;

10 companies from 3 different European countries are involved in this project

An estimated 100 people contributed to the realization of the first GEM tower;

The 90 kWh GEM-Stage battery can charge one iPhone up to 6000 times – that’s 16 years of charging your phone daily

In summer, the GEM solar system can charge a Tesla Model 3 up to 30%

PARTNERS

FAAS MOONEN
Eindhoven Univeristy of Technology (TU/E)

JAN DOUWE KROESKE
Double 2 BV Mediaproducties

ROBBIE SCAUT
The Factory CVBA – VSO, Pukkelpop

DANNY JONES
Off Grid Energy Limited, OGE

ROB SCULLY
RPS Conservation Services, RPS

DAGO HOUBEN
Noorderslag Foundation, ESNS / EPIC

HUBERT VON HEIJDEN
PP Flexotels BV, Flexotels

PAUL SCHURINK
PP ZAP Concepts, ZAP

ERIC SMOUT
Democrazy

GEM-TOWER ON TOUR

GEM-TOWER AT CIRCUIT ZANDVOORT (OCTOBER 2020)

From October 2nd until October 4th, GEM was located at EV Experience (the Netherlands). An event dedicated to electric vehicles. In this video, we are talking to Paul Schurink (ZAP Concepts) about the heart of the GEM-tower: The battery. We’re also speak with Maarten Pompen, organizer of EV Experience about bringing the GEM-tower to the event.

GEM-TOWER AT PRAHA ZARI FESTIVAL PRAGUE (SEPT. 2020)

From September 15 until September 20, the GEM-Tower was located at the Zari Festival Prague in Chzech Republic. You can read a daily update by clicking here.

GEM-TOWER AT PALEIS SOESTDIJK (AUGUST 2020)

From August 12th until August 30th 2020, GEM is located at Paleis Soestdijk (the Netherlands) to run tests. In this video we are speaking with Anne Schaepman, director of Paleis Soestdijk, and Floor van Schie, who is part of the GEM team. We also interviewed visitors of the park on their view of the GEM-Tower and the use of sustainable energy.

GEM-TOWER AT DE HOGE VELUWE (JULY / AUGUST 2020)

From July 1 until August 9, the GEM-Tower was located at the Hoge Veluwe National Park in the Netherlands. In this video Henk Ruseler, forester at the National Park, and Faas Moonen, GEM architect, talk about design and sustainability.