Shell and Pelé Reveal First Soccer Pitch Powered by Players

Shell has refurbished the run-down community football pitch in Morro da Mineira, a Rio de Janeiro favela, with a first-of-its-kind innovative energy solution. Shell has used the technology of a Shell LiveWIRE winner, laying special tiles under the pitch surface to capture the energy generated by football players’ movement. This energy is then stored and combined with the power generated by solar panels next to the pitch to convert into renewable electricity for the pitch’s new floodlights. This gives everyone in the favela, and especially the youngsters, a safe and secure community space at night.
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Via: Shell