The new football pitch that is powered by player's feet

The new football pitch that is powered by player's feet

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British eco-energy company Pavegen is collaborating with Shell to build a football field in Rio de Janeiro which uses the players’ pounding feet to power the floodlights

As part of Shell's Make The Future programme, the unique pitch will work by using 200 Pavegen tiles placed underneath the artificial turf, which will store the energy captured from the football players in giant batteries and can then supply up to 10 hours of light.

The eco-friendly project aims to inspire the young scientists and engineers of the future. "We have taken this idea from a bedroom in London to a football pitch in Brazil through our partnership with Shell, encouraging young innovators of the future to make a real difference in their community," explained Pavegen's founder and CEO Laurence Kemball-Cook. "In the two weeks on site in the community, children helped complete the installation. It was a real life science experiment that didn't stop when school ended for the day."

The football pitch that is powered by player feet


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