Shell Upgrade Lets Soccer Players’ Movements Power Field Floodlights

Shell Upgrade Lets Soccer Players’ Movements Power Field Floodlights

The oil company refurbished a community football pitch in Rio de Janeiro that's both solar and people-powered

Emma Hutchings
  • 10 november 2014

Shell has refurbished a run-down community football pitch in Morro da Mineira, a Rio de Janeiro favela, and installed special tiles under the surface that capture the kinetic energy generated by players’ movements. This energy is combined with the power generated by solar panels next to the pitch and converted into renewable electricity for the new floodlights.

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