Lighting a football field with the energy of players’ footsteps

A few months ago we published this post about the development and manufacture of a technological ground which converts the kinetic energy generated by footsteps into renewable electricity and could be used for lighting, communication networks, etc. as well as be stored for later uses.

In this case we show a practical application of this kind of ground in a context of deficiency and precariousness in public services. In the favela of Morro da Mineira, Brazil, the football field incorporates this technology and thus becomes the first football field illuminated by the energy produced by players’ footsteps.

“Pavegen has installed 200 tiles into a local football pitch redeveloped by Shell in Morro da Mineira, a favela which has not benefitted from tourism and private enterprise development in Rio de Janeiro.

(Via Marketing Deportivo)