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Huge Former Nazi Bunker Will Go Solar | Care2 Healthy Living

Huge Former Nazi Bunker Will Go Solar | Care2 Healthy Living

During WWII the Wilhelmsburg bunker was one of the Nazi’s strongholds complete with two meter thick concrete walls, and anti-aircraft guns. The nine-story tower reportedly could contain thousands of people within its massive walls. It was constructed for the air defense of Hamburg, but was unused for decades until recently. Today it is being converted into an eco-powerplant, sometimes called the Energy Bunker . Once installed, a solar thermal system and biomass cogeneration plant will create power for up to 3,000 residences in the local area. Also a coffee shop and war memorial are planned. Currently the first phase, cleaning up the internal tower space, is taking place which will be followed by a facade renovation. Then installation of the clean technology for energy generation will begin. By 2012-2013 it is anticipated energy will start be flow to the Hamburg district of...

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