Pele unveils unique playerpowered energy challenge
The Shell-installed kinetic football pitch at the Federal College of Education (Technical) Akoka, Lagos was on the spotlight weekend as football legend Pele teamed up with Shell to bring together Africa and Europe in a playerpowered energy game; Pele’s Energy Challenge.
The event helped launched ‘Make the Future London’, a festival of ideas and innovation dedicated to supporting bright energy ideas and providing a platform for innovation, collaboration and conversation about the global energy issues facing the world of today.
A statement from Shell said Pele’s Energy Challenge showcased the power of innovative kinetic tile technology that converts footsteps into renewable electricity, adding that the challenge featured two teams that comprised children from London and Lagos linked up via satellite.
‘The more energy a player generated on the tiles the more time they had to compete, directly linking the technology to the task. Shell previously installed kinetic football pitches in Rio and Lagos.