Footsteps Power Stadium Floodlights
The floodlights of a new soccer field in Brazil are the world’s first to be powered by footsteps.
Located in a hilly slum near the center of Rio de Janiero, the soccer field features an energy technology called Pavegen, which generates electricity from the player’s movement.
A total of 200 Pavegen panels are installed beneath the field to capture the players’ kinetic energy during games. The panels, which are complemented by a solar PV system, can power the floodlights for 10 hours on a full battery.
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