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Brazil: This football pitch is powered by players’ steps

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
September 19, 2014 at 18:21 GMT +00:00 · Published

A player-powered community football pitch was constructed in the heart of a Rio de Janeiro favela on Friday.

Using a revolutionary technology, the energy from the players' footsteps is harnessed and converted into electricity which then helps powering the floodlights, empowering the local community. Since every step taken on the local football pitch is converted into energy the players can practice longer, whilst creating a safe space for the community.

The player-powered football pitch combines solar panels with the kinetic energy generated by the players.

Brazil: This football pitch is powered by players’ steps01:15
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A player-powered community football pitch was constructed in the heart of a Rio de Janeiro favela on Friday.

Using a revolutionary technology, the energy from the players' footsteps is harnessed and converted into electricity which then helps powering the floodlights, empowering the local community. Since every step taken on the local football pitch is converted into energy the players can practice longer, whilst creating a safe space for the community.

The player-powered football pitch combines solar panels with the kinetic energy generated by the players.

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