“Recycling” energy: Players on soccer field generate energy to power floodlights

If you’ve ever watched a bunch of kids on a playground and thought, too bad we can’t bottle that energy and use it later, you can relate to this story.

What if we could capture and reuse all that energy?

What if we could capture and reuse all that energy?(Photo credit: Eoin Gardiner)

In a shantytown in Rio de Janeiro, Shell and Brazilian soccer legend Pele have dedicated a community soccer field that captures and stores the players’ own energy, combines it with power from nearby solar panels, and converts it to energy that powers floodlights, giving the soccer field and the community a safe and secure nighttime space.

Read the story, watch the video here.

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