A soccer pitch in the Nigerian capital Lagos has been fitted with special energy-harvesting tiles that harness the energy created by the movement of players across tiles, before using it to power the pitch's floodlights. The tiles in questions are manufactured by Pavegen, which has previously created a similar pitch in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.
This particular venture is part of a collaboration with petrochemicals giant Shell and Akon Lighting Africa, a company that develops solar-powered lighting for the African continent and is owned by music star Akon.
In addition to enabling soccer players to enjoy a game at night and in an eco-friendly way, this well-lit soccer pitch also helps create a community space that is safe and welcoming.
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